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We brought together more than 2,000 folks at Creating Change!
We'll be rocking for equality from coast to coast.

We're thrilled C-SPAN covered Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey's State of the Movement address at Creating Change. Check your local listings for airtimes, or simply watch the C-SPAN coverage here!

This year's Winter Party Festival (March 3–8) in Miami features more than 20 events run by 200 volunteers working nearly 800 shifts. We're grateful for these volunteers and particularly lucky to have Chad Richter and Victor Diaz-Herman serving as volunteer chair and vice-chair, respectively. We truly could not do it without them. If you want to meet all these terrific people and support our work and LGBT organizations in South Florida, then get yourself to Winter Party Festival. See you there!

Five Years Ago: February 2005
The Task Force Policy Institute released a study titled Asian Pacific American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Community Portrait, which found that 82 percent of Asian Pacific American LGBT people surveyed said they had experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation; the same percentage said they had experienced discrimination based on their race or ethnicity.

As our Jaime Grant explains in this video, it's vital the U.S. Census Bureau include a question that allows an individual to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Thousands have already signed our petition, and there's something else you can do right now to show your support for a more inclusive census. Get a Queer the Census sticker here and use it to seal the back of your envelope when you mail back your census form. Get the sticker they can't ignore and tell the Census Bureau: We ALL Count!

February 2010

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