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Our 15th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner is taking place Saturday, October 15, at the elegant Fontainebleau hotel in beautiful Miami Beach. In addition to honoring local activist Georg Ketelhohn and World Cup Rugby champion Ben Cohen, we'll have dinner, dancing and a silent auction. It's going to be a simply fabulous evening that you won't want to miss! Don't live in the Miami area? No problem — act now and get a discounted room rate at the Fontainebleau.

Karen Macgowan is one of our "Change Agents," people who make ongoing monthly contributions to the Task Force. She says, "being transgender has created so many challenges that many in our community don't understand. But the Task Force is working hard for me — and many more in the 'T' community." Karen believes the Task Force is effective on both a local and national level, and feels that we're her "best ally to achieve equality." Thanks, Karen! For as little as $5 a month, you can become a Change Agent too.

47 Years Ago September 1964
A  small group of activists picketed at the Army's Whitehall Street Induction Center in Manhattan in protest after the confidentiality of gay men's draft records was violated. The action was led by members of the New York Mattachine Society and is considered by many sources to be the first gay rights demonstration in America. Although the organizers had contacted reporters, none of them came to cover the demonstration. It was early LGBT actions like this — and the media indifference to them — that helped set the stage for the Task Force being founded in 1973.

For a very limited time a generous Task Force supporter has agreed to match the first $25,000 we raise, and we're proud to say that we're almost halfway there! If you give now, your donation will be DOUBLED, creating twice the change. It means vital funds for the Task Force — money that will allow us to continue to work to create even more gains for full LGBT equality. Please give now.
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September 2011

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Lisa Mercado
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Like many people, Lisa reads a wide variety of books, from bestsellers to mysteries to nonfiction. She loves animals, so you can bet that any new dog or cat-themed book will eventually end up on her reading list. But when it comes to a "favorite" book, Lisa's not sure if she has one. (Or is she?)  More ›

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