National LGBTQ Task Force

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.wikipedia
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Howard Junior Brown

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The founders of the National Gay Task Force included Robert L Livingston, and his husband, Tom Ellis Dr. Howard Junior Brown, Dr. Bruce Voeller, Father Robert Carter, a Roman Catholic priest, Ron Gold, Nathalie Rockhill, Dr. Martin Duberman, and Dr. Frank Kameny.
Dr. Howard Brown (April 15, 1924 – February 1, 1975), was a founder of the National Gay Task Force (now the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) and a former New York City Health Services Administrator, helped change the image of gay men and lesbians in the United States by coming out publicly in 1973.

Bruce Voeller

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The founders of the National Gay Task Force included Robert L Livingston, and his husband, Tom Ellis Dr. Howard Junior Brown, Dr. Bruce Voeller, Father Robert Carter, a Roman Catholic priest, Ron Gold, Nathalie Rockhill, Dr. Martin Duberman, and Dr. Frank Kameny.
In 1973 he co-founded the National Gay Task Force.

Rea Carey

Current leadership includes executive director Rea Carey and deputy executive director Kierra Johnson.
Rea Carey (born December 22, 1966) is an American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist and the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force (previously the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) since 2008.

Jean O'Leary

She was the founder of Lesbian Feminist Liberation, one of the first lesbian activist groups in the women's movement, and an early member and co-director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Martin Duberman

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The founders of the National Gay Task Force included Robert L Livingston, and his husband, Tom Ellis Dr. Howard Junior Brown, Dr. Bruce Voeller, Father Robert Carter, a Roman Catholic priest, Ron Gold, Nathalie Rockhill, Dr. Martin Duberman, and Dr. Frank Kameny.
He was also a member of the founding boards of the National Lesbian and Gay Task Force, Lambda Legal Defense Fund, and Queers for Economic Justice.

Urvashi Vaid

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For more than 10 years, Vaid worked in various capacities at the National LGBTQ Task Force (NGLTF), the oldest national LGBT civil rights organization; first as its media director, then as executive director, and as director of its Policy Institute Think-tank.

Frank Kameny

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The founders of the National Gay Task Force included Robert L Livingston, and his husband, Tom Ellis Dr. Howard Junior Brown, Dr. Bruce Voeller, Father Robert Carter, a Roman Catholic priest, Ron Gold, Nathalie Rockhill, Dr. Martin Duberman, and Dr. Frank Kameny.
On March 26, 1977, Kameny and a dozen other members of the gay and lesbian community, under the leadership of the then-National Gay Task Force, briefed then-Public Liaison Midge Costanza on much-needed changes in federal laws and policies.

Robert Carter (priest)

Robert Carter
The founders of the National Gay Task Force included Robert L Livingston, and his husband, Tom Ellis Dr. Howard Junior Brown, Dr. Bruce Voeller, Father Robert Carter, a Roman Catholic priest, Ron Gold, Nathalie Rockhill, Dr. Martin Duberman, and Dr. Frank Kameny.
Carter was gay, and became one of the first Roman Catholic priests in the United States to acknowledge this publicly after he became one of the founders of the National Gay Task Force in 1973 (later the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force).

National LGBTQ Wall of Honor

In February 2019 the Task Force, in conjunction with the Imperial Court System, announced a joint project, the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor, to be installed at the Stonewall Inn, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
In February 2019 the National LGBTQ Task Force, in conjunction with the Imperial Court System, announced their plans for the Wall of Honor.

Lani Ka'ahumanu

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Later board members included Lani Ka'ahumanu, who was the first out bisexual to be invited and to serve on a national gay and lesbian board.
Ka'ahumanu was the first out bisexual to be invited and to serve on a national gay and lesbian board, and as such completed her term with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force board of directors in 2000.

Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights

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The first Creating Change conference was held in 1988, one year after aiding in the organization of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The Task Force has added and changed components of the conference over the years.
The event was supported and endorsed from its early stages by such national LGBT organizations as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Mandy Carter

The nominations are administered by a Board of Governors, eighteen LGBTQ leaders including transgender activist Marsha Botzer, Black LGBTQ activist Mandy Carter, LGBTQ youth advocate Wilson Cruz, LGBTQ human rights activist Stuart Milk, and founder of the Metropolitan Community Church Troy Perry.
Founded at the 1993 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's (NGLTF) Creating Change Conference in Durham, North Carolina, SONG integrates work against homophobia into freedom struggles in the South.

LGBT history in the United States

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The Stonewall Inn is in the middle of New York’s Greenwich Village, and is across from the Stonewall National Monument, the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to LGBT rights and history.
Out of this vein, a number of modern-day advocacy organizations were established with differing approaches: the Human Rights Campaign, formed in 1980, follows a more middle class-oriented and reformist tradition, while other organizations such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), formed in 1973, tries to be grassroots-oriented and support local and state groups to create change from the ground up.

Transgender rights movement

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The nominations are administered by a Board of Governors, eighteen LGBTQ leaders including transgender activist Marsha Botzer, Black LGBTQ activist Mandy Carter, LGBTQ youth advocate Wilson Cruz, LGBTQ human rights activist Stuart Milk, and founder of the Metropolitan Community Church Troy Perry.
In a survey conducted by National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, called "Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey", respondents reported that 90% of them had experienced discrimination and harassment in the work place and at school.

Lorri Jean

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After leaving the LAGLC, she served as executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for two years.

Matt Foreman (activist)

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He was executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from May 2003 until 2008.

Stuart Milk

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The nominations are administered by a Board of Governors, eighteen LGBTQ leaders including transgender activist Marsha Botzer, Black LGBTQ activist Mandy Carter, LGBTQ youth advocate Wilson Cruz, LGBTQ human rights activist Stuart Milk, and founder of the Metropolitan Community Church Troy Perry.
The successful "Harvey Milk U.S. Postage Stamp Campaign" was also supported by LGBT organizations including the International Court System, Equality California, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Human Rights Campaign, Victory Fund, The Trevor Project, and GLAAD.

Torie Osborn

Osborn then served as Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Washington, D.C., the nation's oldest gay and lesbian civil rights organization.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.