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Task Force Announces Alliance With The Pride Network

Date: 
December 17, 1997

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) today announced a new alliance with The Pride Network , a telecommunications company that offers long-distance phone services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community.

The Pride Network offers customers a simple way to reduce their long distance bills while supporting the GLBT community at the same time. Pride donates 3% of its revenue (which means 3% of a customer's monthly long distance bill) on a quarterly basis. The company chose to partner with NGLTF after three years of research which found that NGLTF was the most popular choice among charitable organizations. The money to help fund NGLTF's annual Creating Change Conference, the Policy Institute, state and local organizing, and federal advocacy.

"I'm very excited about this new venture with the Pride Network," said NGLTF Executive Director Kerry Lobel. "This is an example of partnering at its best. The Pride Network will now be able to offer telecommunications services to thousands of members of the GLBT community who are members of NGLTF. At the same time, the Task Force will gain increased revenue to perform our important public policy, organizing and activism work."

The Pride Network was created by Trans National Communications International, Inc. (TNCI), one of the largest long distance telecommunications resellers in the U.S. Backed by over 20 years of marketing experience from it's parent company, Trans National Group, TNCI is dedicated to the marketing and management of member benefit programs for associations and professional trade organizations.

For more information about the Pride Network, call 1-800-342-3302.

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.

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