Press

Robin Kane Leaves NGLTF

Date: 
September 13, 1995

Robin Kane, Media Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), last month announced her departure from the organization, effective September 29. Kane is moving to San Francisco with her spouse, who has accepted a job with a Bay Area consulting firm. Media calls will be fielded by NGLTF's Beth Barrett while a search is conducted for a replacement. Kane joined the NGLTF staff in 1990, after first volunteering with the organization in 1988. During nearly five years as a staff member with the organization, she has served as Program Assistant, Public Information Manager, Acting Director of Public Information, campaign media consultant, and Media Director. Prior to joining the NGLTF staff, Kane was a reporter at the Washington Blade, a weekly gay and lesbian newspaper in Washington, DC. "Often working behind the scenes, Robin has been an important cornerstone of NGLTF's programmatic work," said Kerry Lobel, NGLTF Deputy Director. "Robin brought her keen insights and strong instincts to deliver NGLTF's message to activists at the state and local level. And she worked hard to make the voices of member organizations heard throughout the country. Robin's quick response to the murder of Scott Amedure and her work to draw national attention to the plight of lesbian activists in Ovett, Mississippi will long be remembered. NGLTF wishes Robin well -- she will be missed."

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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.