National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
June 20, 2006

In the News:

Task Force Policy Institute launches largest-ever national study
      of LGBT Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Gay Men and Crystal Meth: A Manifesto
Celebrating Pride at Pride in the Arts
Immigration issues are queer issues
Creating Change 2006 workshop deadline fast approaching
In the States



   

Task Force Policy Institute launches largest-ever national study of LGBT Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

The Policy Institute is currently conducting a confidential, online survey of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in the U.S. The survey is available in four languages — English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese — and its findings will be used to promote the particular concerns and priorities of API lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

[ Read more ]
[ Take the survey ]



 

Gay Men and Crystal Meth: A Manifesto

Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman has signed onto a compelling new campaign designed to ensure that another generation of gay men is not destroyed by crystal meth.

[ Read the full New York Times ad ]
[ Learn more about the campaign ]



 

Celebrating Pride at Pride in the Arts

Last weekend, the Task Force celebrated Pride in the lush green hills of West Virginia at Pride in the Arts, a two-day LGBT music and arts festival. The festival was held at gay-owned and -operated Longfork Campground in Walton. Task Force staff built relationships with local activists and community leaders, while signing up people to receive Task Force updates and information. Look for our pink tents this weekend at Pride celebrations in San Francisco, Seattle and New York City.

[ Enter our Pride 2006 sweepstakes ]



 

Immigration issues are queer issues

Read the Rev. Irene Monroe's opinion piece on the immigration "crisis" and the relevance for LGBT equality.

[ Read the column here ]



 

Creating Change 2006 workshop deadline fast approaching

The Task Force is seeking workshop proposals for Creating Change, the premier national grassroots organizing and skills building LGBT conference. Proposals for this year's conference, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 8–12, are due to the Task Force by 6 p.m. on July 14.

[ Proposal guidelines ]
[ Proposal form ]



 

In the States

Read about Camping Out, a summer camp organized by the Triangle Foundation, our capacity building partner in Michigan.

[ Read story from The Detroit News ]



 

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