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The Illinois General Assembly passed a civil unions bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign.

Joe McDermott, the first openly gay council member in King County, Wash., is a passionate supporter of LGBT rights and longtime Task Force supporter. We consider him a "Change Agent": a member of the Task Force who contributes via our monthly giving program and someone who works on a daily basis to further equality. Thank you, Joe!

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The Task Force, in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless, releases Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness, a comprehensive report that reveals an epidemic of homelessness among LGBT youth and offers recommendations to curb the problem.

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" can still happen this year. The House just passed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal legislation, so the ball's now in the Senate's court. Tell your senators not to go home until they finish the job! Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 today and urge your senators to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" before the end of the year. We even have a list of senators especially critical to the repeal effort. Take action today to help finally get rid of this shameful policy.
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December 2010

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