Tag Archives: Rea Carey

NGTLF Retracts Support For ENDA

“The morning the sun rose after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, we all woke up in a changed and intensified landscape of religious exemptions being used as an excuse to discriminate. The reality is that while politics is about compromise, some compromises are too great. After much soul searching, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund has ...

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NYC Pride Reveals 2014 Grand Marshals: Laverne Cox, Rea Carey, Jonathan Groff

Via press release: Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the Grand Marshals for 2014. This year’s marshals are Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Transgender Activist and “Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox; and Broadway, film, and television actor Jonathan Groff, ...

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SLIDESHOW: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I spent the afternoon at the Winter Party Festival’s Under One Sun event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. As you can see, it was quite the festive mob scene, so I spent much of the party comfortably removed in one of the poolside balcony cabanas. And I still got sunburned. SLIDESHOW: Many hotties within. Full-screen images ...

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PODCAST: Same Sex Sunday

Same Sex Sunday is a weekly LGBT news podcast hosted by activists Phil Reese and Joe Mirabella, the latter of whom is being subbed for this week by Metro Weekly reporter Chris Geidner. This week’s guests: Rea Carey, Executive Director of the NGLTFMichael Cole, Press Secretary for the HRCR. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the LCRPaul Crist, Board Member for ...

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April 22nd: LGBT Leadership Town Hall

SiriusXM radio host Michelangelo Signorile will host a national LGBT leadership town hall in Washington DC on Thursday, April 22nd. The show will aired live nationally. The Panel: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey; Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese;National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling; Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis; ...

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David Mixner’s 20 Most Powerful Lesbians

For those you who have issues with yesterday Out Power 50 list, former Clinton White House adviser David Mixner has his own list of the 20 most powerful lesbians in politics. Mixner’s top ten: Rachel Maddow, Tammy Baldwin, Hilary Rosen, Pam Spaulding, Randi Weingarten, Christine Quinn, Annise Parker, Rea Carey, Urvashi Vaid, Dr. Marjorie Hill. Hit the link for the ...

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Rock For Equality: Hundreds Rally In CA For Social Security Benefits

Hundreds of activists and politicians rallied in West Hollywood this weekend calling for equality in Social Security benefits. Speakers included Sen. Barbara Boxer and NGLTF head Rea Carey. State and local officials joined hundreds of people outside the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood on Sunday morning to kick off a national grass-roots campaign demanding equal Social Security ...

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Father Tony At The Winter Party

Father Tony had the grueling assignment of covering this weekend’s Winter Party for The Bilerico Project. I don’t imagine you’d care to look at a slideshow of hotties in Speedos, so definitely don’t click here. The Winter Party is an all-volunteer annual fundraiser by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force which provides a boatload of money to local South ...

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Reversal: Task Force Endorses National Equality March

UPDATE: The Task Force writes to note that the below is actually their first official statement on the National Equality March and as such should not be considered a reversal of earlier positions. Reversing the position they gave me in a statement in early June, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has issued an endorsement of the National Equality ...

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What Would YOU Say To Obama?

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey will be attending Monday’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House and wants to know what you’d like her to tell the president. I will be joining a group of LGBT leaders that President Obama has invited to a reception on Monday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall ...

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NGLTF’s Rea Carey On New Fed Benefits

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NGLTF On The March On Washington

I’ve asked some major LGBT rights organizations to issue a statement saying whether they support the proposed March On Washington in 2009. The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s executive director Rea Carey responds: “The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has long held that equality begins at home and that power is built from the ground up. We have ...

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Gay Orgs React To Warren Selection

Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force: “President-elect Obama campaigned on a theme of inclusivity, yet the selection of Rick Warren to give the invocation is a direct affront to that very principle. This was a divisive choice, and clearly not one that will help our country come together and heal. We urge President-elect Obama ...

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Rea Carey Takes Over Task Force

Rea Carey, deputy executive director under Matt Foreman for the last four years, has been tapped to replace Foreman as executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Foremen left the Task Force four months ago to helm the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Foreman reacts to Carey’s appointment: “Rea is an extraordinary leader, a brilliant thinker ...

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