National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Celebrates 30 Years of Activism

February 20, 2003

Full Year Of Special Events Kicks Off In New York City

WHAT: 30th Anniversary Celebration. This is the first of many events celebrating the founding of the country's first national GLBT political organization.

WHERE: New York City at Pressure, above Bowlmor Lanes, in the heart of Union Square.

WHEN: Monday, March 24, 2003.

6 p.m. VIP Party with musical performance by David Raleigh

7 p.m. Reception, Silent Auction and Program with MC Candis Cayne

WHY: "We invite everyone to join us in celebrating our accomplishments at our first anniversary event of the year, in New York, the city of our founding. Since 1973, NGLTF has led or been involved in virtually every landmark civil rights achievement on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people," said Lorri L. Jean, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director. "NGLTF has paved the way for the rich variety of national GLBT organizations that now exist, and today we're proud to continue our tradition of advancing the cause of freedom, justice and equality by working primarily at the grassroots - defeating anti-GLBT ballot measures, training thousands of local activists, helping to craft and pass state and local non-discrimination laws and much more. We also do the research, analysis, policy development and advocacy on issues central to our quest for equality through our movement's preeminent think tank, The Policy Institute."

HOW: Tickets are $150 and $250. Hors d'oeuvres. Silent auction. Business casual attire. Call 323-857-8742 or log on to NGLTF's events page for more information or to buy tickets.

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.