National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Gay And Lesbian Task Force

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force) is an organization working for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States. It was founded in 1973 by Dr. Howard Brown, Dr. Bruce Voeller, who was the organization's first director, Reverend Robert Carter and Dr. Frank Kameny, in New York. It is the oldest national LGBT rights organization in the United States. The current executive director is Rea Carey.

Mission statement

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is<blockquote>to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referendums and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.</blockquote>


Leadership Training

The Task Force's "Organizing and Training Program" is a division dedicated to discovering and instructing potential future leaders. Training is focused on the areas of fundraising,...
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