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Continuing the fight for equality in Maryland
Task Force organizers bolster equality efforts in Nevada

The Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the discriminatory, so-called Defense of Marriage Act, was introduced this week in U.S. House and Senate, and we were there.

Irwin Drucker, IBM's director of GLBT Supplier Diversity, is a regular attendee of our Winter Party Festival, as well as a longtime Task Force supporter. He says, "I support Winter Party every year and love that it raises money for the local Miami LGBT community. I also give directly to the Task Force because I know the importance of their critical grassroots work throughout the country." Thanks Irwin!

5 Years Ago: March 2006
The Task Force Policy Institute released a report that revealed the ex-gay movement's tactic of targeting LGB youth for "conversion-therapy." Youth in the Crosshairs: The Third Wave of Ex-Gay Activism, revealed how groups such as Exodus International and Focus on the Family promote widely discredited theories on the root of homosexuality and recommend "prevention" and conversion therapy treatments despite research that shows these treatments to be ineffective and even harmful.

The Task Force is a longtime supporter of workers' rights, and we joined with other progressive organizations to make sure the folks in Wisconsin knew that millions of people nationwide were standing in solidarity with them. But this isn't just about Wisconsin; politicians in 30-plus states have recently proposed anti-union legislation. We've signed on to a solidarity statement with other LGBT organizations and pledge to fight back. Join us on April 4 for the We Are One events to show solidarity.
Traveling? Collect your own miles while helping the Task Force! When making a reservation on AA.com/rainbow or with a travel agent, give them our Business ExtrAA account number, 527583, and earn valuable points for the Task Force. Plus, you'll still earn your own miles.

March 2011

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Stacey Long
Federal Legislative Director

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Causten Wollerman
Field Organizer

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