National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
March 14, 2007

In the News:

Task Force responds to homophobic remarks by
      Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman
Policy Institute releases groundbreaking report on
      bisexual health
OutSpoken blog: The truth hurts
Women’s History Month
The real eleven inches of pure hypocrisy
Leadership Awards season under way!


   

Task Force responds to homophobic remarks by Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

“It’s hard to compound the immorality of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ but General Pace has done it. His statements are not only an insult to the 65,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the military, serving their country in wartime while being forced to conceal their sexual orientation, they are an affront to all gay Americans and our families.”
— Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman

[ Read our full statement ]
[ Read our OutSpoken blog entry on the controversy ]


 

Policy Institute releases groundbreaking report on bisexual health

“This report was born out of the grassroots efforts of countless bisexual activists, organizers, health care professionals, researchers and educators, who for more than 35 years have struggled to bring about greater visibility, understanding and inclusion of bisexuality. The bisexual perspective is sorely missing from public health discourse.” 
— Luigi Ferrer, BiNet USA

[ Read our press release ]
[ Download the report ]


 

OutSpoken blog: The truth hurts

Task Force Research Director Jason Cianciotto debated anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera on MSNBC News Live on Saturday on whether an Illinois high school should allow LGBT students to address incoming freshman.

[ Watch the segment ]
[ Read Jason Cianciotto’s OutSpoken blog entry ]


 

Women’s History Month

“There are more than 21 million women over 65 in the United States and up to 1 million are lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender. We are women, we are elders, we are here and we are among America’s most vulnerable — it is high time for social scientists and policymakers to take notice.”
— Task Force Senior Strategist Amber Hollibaugh

The Task Force released a fact sheet titled Lesbian, bisexual and transgender female elders on March 8 in observation of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

[ Read the press release ]
[ Download the fact sheet ]


 

The real eleven inches of pure hypocrisy

“Porn — gay or straight — has no ideology. Porn stars and porn consumers are Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, atheists and evangelicals.” — Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman in response to a brouhaha involving U.S. Marine reservist Matt Sanchez

[ Read our full statement ]


 

Leadership Awards season under way!

Join us for our New York Leadership Awards on April 16 and our DC Leadership Awards on May 5. Don’t miss these two fantastic events. The deadline for the early-bird ticket prices for the New York Leadership Awards ends tomorrow at midnight, so get your tickets now!

[ Get full details about our New York Leadership Awards ]
[ Get full details about our DC Leadership Awards ]

 

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