Task Force, Family Pride Coalition and Others Join Forces For ‘Trans Eye For the Queer Guy (and Gal)’

January 28, 2004


Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications

The Family Pride Coalition and the Human Rights Campaign's DC Steering Committee are proud to present, in cooperation with several other local and national organizations, a town hall meeting - "The T in GLBT: The Importance of Gender Identity Inclusion" or "Trans Eye for the Queer Guy (and Gal)." The town hall meeting will take place March 2 from 7-9pm at HRC's headquarters at 1640 Rhode Island, NW, in Washington, DC. This forum is free and open to the public.

The focus of this event will be: gender identity issues, including issues faced by the transgender community; why inclusion is important in the work and legislative initiatives of organizations; and, gender identity issues among LGBT youth. Confirmed panelists include Mara Keisling, National Center for Transgender Equality; Kristin Effland, GenderPac; Lisa Mottet, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Liz Seaton, HRC Senior Counsel; Dylan Scholinksi, author of "Last Time I Wore A Dress;" and Dana Beyer, HRC Political Committee.

Co-sponsoring organizations (as of posting) include GenderPac, NTAC, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Community Association, Bet Mishpacha Synagogue, Burgundy Crescent Volunteers, Equal Partners in Faith, Family Pride Coalition, Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of DC, The Gay & Lesbian Fellowship of National City, Christian Church, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, Lutherans Concerned Metro Washington DC, Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC, PFLAG Metro DC, Soulforce, Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) and Washington Plaza Baptist Church.


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.