National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
January 16, 2007

In the News:

In the states: California
Task Force honors life and legacy of Dr. Martin
      Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
OutSpoken blog: What a difference a guv makes!
MTV Latin America supports Winter Party FestivalSM
      
youth event through wristband fund-raiser


   

In the states: California

Eight new laws advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and protections go into effect in California

The Task Force applauds Equality California and legislative leaders for the record number of pro-equality laws taking effect this month in the Golden State.

[ Read the full statement ]

 

Task Force honors life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

“For Dr. King and Mrs. King, for Bayard Rustin, for those in the broader civil rights movement who have stood beside us for so long, and for all of us and our nation, let us renew and redouble our work.” — Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

[ Read the full statement ]

 

OutSpoken blog: What a difference a guv makes!

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined throngs yesterday to remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Patrick took the U.S. Supreme Court to task for failing to protect the civil rights of black and brown people when the justices acknowledge the impacts and effects of discrimination, but do not intervene to stop it. Tell it, Guv!

[ Read and respond to this blog entry by the Task Force’s
Sue Hyde (pictured) ]

 

MTV Latin America supports Winter Party FestivalSM youth event through wristband fund-raiser

Campaign launches tonight in South Beach

MTV Latin America is underwriting a fund-raising campaign to support a new Winter Party FestivalSM event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 13 through 20, and their straight allies. The event, One Tribe, One Vibe, will be supported by the sale of 5,000 wristbands produced by MTV Latin America. The wristbands will be sold for $3 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit One Tribe, One Vibe, which will be held on Saturday, March 3. The campaign launches tonight at SoBe Social Club’s Martini Tuesday party.

[ Support LGBT youth by purchasing the MTV Latin America wristband ]

[ Read the full release ]

 

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