National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
December 15, 2006

In the News:

Policy Institute report: Epidemic of homelessness
      among LGBT youth
NJ Legislature passes two bills with
      major impacts on LGBT community
Historic recognition of LGBT organizations
      at the United Nations
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Policy Institute report: Epidemic of homelessness among LGBT youth

Angelika Santiago speaks to a packed press conference at New York City Hall about her experience of becoming homeless. The Dec. 14 conference marked the release of the Task Force Policy Institute’s 192-page report, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness, produced in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless. Read the press release and download the report.

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(Photo, left to right: Policy Institute report author Nicholas Ray, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Angelika Santiago, Councilman Alan Gerson. Credit: Inga Sarda-Sorensen)


 

NJ Legislature passes two bills with major impacts on LGBT community

New Jersey civil union bill clears Legislature: The Task Force applauds Garden State Equality for strengthening the measure to better protect lesbian and gay families. Read Matt Foreman's statement.

Task Force hails passage of New Jersey bill prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression. With the governor’s signature, New Jersey will become the ninth state with clear and strong transgender protections. Read our press release.

(Photo: Garden State Equality's Steven Goldstein prepares to testify at last week's Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing on the New Jersey civil union bill. Credit: Kelly Anthony)




 

Historic recognition of LGBT organizations at the United Nations

The United Nations Economic and Social Council granted consultative status to three LGBT organizations on Dec. 11.

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