Tag Archives: Task Force

Win A Trip To Miami Beach’s Winter Party 2018

From the Winter Party: Enter to win a trip for two to the 2018 Winter Party Festival including VIP passes, round-trip air into Miami International Airport, 4-night stay at our Host Hotel, the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, and two Winter Party tank tops! To celebrate 25 years of Winter Party, DJ Joe Gauthreaux is going to put together a very special ...

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VIDEO: Trans Activists Storm Stage At Task Force’s Creating Change Convention

I reported on this early today and this afternoon the Task Force posted video. The audio cuts in and out early in the clip but returns after few minutes.

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DENVER: Mayor Cancels Speech To Task Force After Trans Advocates Storm Stage

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock canceled his planned welcoming address at the Task Force’s annual  Creating Change conference last night after a large group of transgender advocates stormed the stage in protest of the recent killing of a Latina teen by Denver police. Michelle Garcia reports at the Advocate: Task Force deputy executive director Russell Roybal and Creating Change director Sue ...

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The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Is Now The National LGBTQ Task Force

Via the Washington Post: It’s a subtle change, but a nod to the group’s plans to shift attention to the types of legal and social issues that have arisen as the nation’s thinking on gay rights has shifted dramatically in recent years. The decision has been in the works for several months, but is announced two days after the U.S. ...

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LGBT Groups React To Oregon Ruling

Oregon United “The importance of Judge McShane’s decision cannot be overemphasized,” said David Fidanque, executive director of the ACLU of Oregon. “Our federal Constitution does not allow any state – or its voters – to deny same sex couples equal protection under the law simply because of who they are and who they love. This type of discrimination is wrong ...

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National LGBT Groups Threaten To Derail Immigration Bill Over Gay Exclusion

From a press release jointly issued by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project: Our primary goal is to pass a commonsense, compassionate immigration reform bill that puts our nation’s undocumented men, women and children on a pathway to citizenship. That pathway would provide at least ...

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Winter Party 2013: March 6-11

The 20th annual Winter Party hits South Beach in just a few weeks. I was at the very first one and have only missed four or five in the last two decades. Sure, I no longer have the energy (or desire, really) to attend the giant til-the-break-of-dawn megaclub events that Winter Party is rightfully famous for, but I do so ...

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Winter Party: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Winter Party’s Under One Sun pool event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. This is the 19th annual Winter Party and I think I’ve only missed handful since 1993. Hit the play button for lots of happy people raising money for South Florida LGBT and AIDS causes. The ...

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House & Senate Get DOMA Repeal Bills

The Respect For Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA, was introduced today in both the House and Senate. The Task Force reacts via press release: “It is shocking that in 21st-century America, legally married same-sex couples are being singled out and selectively denied fundamental rights by their own federal government. This is an outrage. The Respect for Marriage Act does ...

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Winter Party 2011

Yesterday Father Tony and I were joined by my dear Orlando friend Thomas for the 16th annual Winter Party on South Beach. This (I think) was my 11th time attending and once again the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and their volunteer staff delivered a flawless event. Huge kudos to Task Force head Rea Carey, Winter Party event chair ...

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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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NEW YORK CITY: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Joins Battle Against Walmart

As I’ve reported here for months, Walmart is engaged in a pitched battle with unions and city leaders in their attempt to bring an outlet to New York City. Today the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force came out against the retail giant. “With the expansion of Wal-Mart stores comes the expansion of antiquated employment policies,” the Task Force said ...

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Reactions To SOTU Mention Of DADT

National Stonewall Democrats: Tonight, National Stonewall Democrats commend President Barack Obama for calling for the end of the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. We are concerned that President Obama did not address workplace discrimination during his first State of the Union address to Congress. Human Rights Campaign: ...

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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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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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New York Governor David Paterson’s Video Message To The Task Force

Here’s the video that Gov. Paterson sent to last night’s New York Leadership Awards. I think he’s fantastic.

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