National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
August 8, 2006

In the News:

Creating Change features impressive lineup of keynote speakers
Right-wing rhetoric continues to fuel violence against
       LGBT people
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and civil rights leader Alice Huffman
      to be honored at 17th Annual Los Angeles Leadership Awards
In the states


   

Creating Change features impressive lineup of keynote speakers

Creating Change 2006 will feature a distinguished roster of speakers, including Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman; Oscar De La O, president and CEO of Bienestar Human Services, the largest Latino HIV social service organization in the country; Dr. Marjorie J. Hill, interim executive director of Gay Menís Health Crisis; Andy Marra, board president of the National Center for Transgender Equality; Eddy Morales, outgoing president of the United States Student Association; Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center and publisher of ColorLines magazine; and Olga Vives, executive vice president of the National Organization for Women.

Donít miss Creating Change, the LGBT communityís premier organizing conference, Nov. 8Ė12 in Kansas City, Mo.

[ Register today for Creating Change ]

[ Download a copy of the conference brochure ]



 

Right-wing rhetoric continues to fuel violence against LGBT people

Attacks on six men during the San Diego pride festival point to a climate of intolerance fueled by efforts to dehumanize and restrict equality for LGBT people.

[ Read the full statement by Executive Director Matt Foreman ]



 

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and civil rights leader Alice Huffman of California NAACP to be honored at 17th Annual Los Angeles Leadership Awards

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Alice Huffman, president of the California chapter of the NAACP, are among the honorees of the Task Forceís 2006 Los Angeles Leadership Awards, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 8.

To purchase tickets or become an event sponsor or table captain, visit www.theTaskForce.org/losangeles.



 

In the states

Task Force capacity building partner Triangle Foundation is conducting a survey to assess the rates and dynamics of domestic violence in LGBT couples in Michigan. As a result of this survey, Triangle will gain a greater understanding of what resources it can provide to better serve survivors of domestic violence in Michigan.

[ Learn more or take the survey ]

 


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