Where we are going from here

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Where we are going from here: A conversation with the Task Force

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2008 — Task Force department directors came together today to address “where are we going from here?” as part of the passing of the torch from outgoing Executive Director Matt Foreman to incoming Acting Executive Director Rea Carey. Foreman, who has served as executive director since 2003, announced in January he was leaving the Task Force in mid-April to lead the Gay & Lesbian Program at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco. Today marks Foreman’s last day as executive director.

At an April 15 national audio press conference, Task Force directors addressed many questions, including “What are the critical issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community? What are the hot-button issues? Where are we going as a community with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)? What will we be facing at the polls? Where are we in advancing family recognition? What is the Task Force doing in California? In Florida? How has the increased visibility of transgender people impacted the attitudes of the public and legislators? As we work to achieve full equality, what is the mandate and responsibility of the LGBT community at the intersections of race, orientation, gender identity, economic justice and cultural diversity?”

Speakers:

Matt Foreman
Matt Foreman, Outgoing Executive Director

Final Official Speech, April 7, 2008: Download Matt Foreman’s last official speech as executive director, in which he talks about the Task Force's achievements as well as the organization’s deep commitment to passing a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).



Rea Carey
Rea Carey, Incoming Acting Executive Director
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Jaime Grant
Jaime Grant, Policy Institute Director



Russell Roybal
Russell Roybal, Movement Building Director
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