National LGBTQ Task Force releases new toolkit for advocates working at the intersection of LGBTQ and reproductive justice
Washington, DC, March 13, 2017 — The National LGBTQ Task Force is releasing Queering Reproductive Justice: A Toolkit to support an intersectional approach to reproductive health, rights and justice and LGBTQ advocacy. This first-of-its-kind toolkit covers some of the fundamentals of reproductive justice and LGBTQ liberation, major challenges advocates face, and advocacy tactics designed to meet these challenges.
“The LGBTQ and reproductive health, rights, and justice movements are inextricably connected. We developed a new toolkit to support the continuing fight for the right to choose who and how we love and how we use our bodies—without government, employer or harmful intrusion but those who misuse religion as an excuse to roll back rights and progress,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
The toolkit aims to help advocates understand the intersection and allow them to better reflect and support the reproductive health needs of LGBTQ people.
“The new toolkit is based on the reality that reproductive rights are LGBTQ rights,” said Candace Bond-Theriault, Policy Counsel for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice at the National LGBTQ Task Force. “This 60-plus page toolkit explains why the National LGBTQ Task Force advocates for reproductive justice and encourages other LGBTQ and reproductive health, rights and justice organizations to join in solidarity with each other. Only when we engage in intentional cross-movement collaboration and fight together will we finally achieve comprehensive and culturally competent reproductive health, rights and justice and LGBTQ liberation.”
The toolkit is available at www.thetaskforce.org/reprotoolkit
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