National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Weekly Update
April 16, 2008

In the News:

Where we are going from here: A conversation with the Task Force
Rea Carey named acting executive director
Matt Foreman reflects on past, future of LGBT rights movement
Executive director search under way


 

Where we are going from here: A conversation with the Task Force

Task Force department directors held a national audio press conference yesterday where they addressed “Where we are going from here” as part of the passing of the torch from outgoing Executive Director Matt Foreman to incoming Acting Executive Director Rea Carey. Foreman, who served as executive director since 2003, announced in January he was leaving the Task Force on April 15 to lead the Gay & Lesbian Program at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco.

Directors talked about programmatic priorities and addressed questions such as “What are the critical issues facing the LGBT community?” “Where are we going as a community with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)?” “What is the Task Force doing in California and elsewhere?” And, “as we work to achieve full equality, what is the mandate and responsibility of the LGBT community at the intersections of race, orientation, gender identity, economic justice and cultural diversity?”

[ Listen to the audio press conference here ]


 

Rea Carey named acting executive director

Rea Carey, who has served as the Task Force’s deputy executive director since 2004, has been named acting executive director effective today. Carey assumes the role while the search for a new executive director is under way.

[ Read media coverage: Washington Blade, The Advocate ]


 

Matt Foreman reflects on past, future of LGBT rights movement

As he readied for his move to the City by the Bay, outgoing Executive Director Matt Foreman took some time out to look back over his five years at the helm of the Task Force and share his thoughts about the future of the LGBT rights movement. You can read these media interviews by clicking the links below. Foreman also gave his last official speech as executive director during last week’s New York Leadership Awards, which you can watch and download.

[ Watch video of the speech: Part 1; Part 2 ]
[ Download the text of the speech ]
[ Read media interviews featuring Foreman: Miami Herald, Washington Blade, EdgeBoston ]


 

Executive director search under way

Think you’d make a great executive director of one of the country’s largest LGBT rights organizations? Know someone who might fit the bill? If so, check out the Task Force executive director job description and pass it on to others.

[ Read the job description ]


 

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