Howard Dean To Be Honored at National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 16th Annual Leadership Awards on April 7th in Washington, DC

April 05, 2005

Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications

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EVENT: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Awards honors Howard Dean for lifetime achievement and commitment to progressive values.
WHO: Honoree: Dr. Howard Dean
  Introducers: Candy Cox and Jerry Clark, Task Force Board members and Co-chairs of the 16th Annual Leadership Awards
  Remarks: Matt Foreman, Executive Director, The Task Force
  Presenters: Adam Ebbin, Virginia State Delegate, 49th District
Reverend Graylan Hagler, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Kevin K. Kumashiro, Ph.D., Founding Director of Center for Anti-Oppressive Education
Kate Michelman, former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC
WHEN: Thursday, April 7th
Reception 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Awards presentation begins at 7:45 p.m.
WHY: Throughout his career, Dr. Howard Dean has been an advocate for and leader in implementing progressive values. As Governor of Vermont, Dean instituted and maintained forward-thinking policies in the areas of civil rights, healthcare, education, the environment, and the workplace. In his life as a public official, Dr. Dean has championed a powerful, grassroots progressive movement.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Awards, now in their 16th year, pay tribute to community leaders and allies who have advancing the causes of freedom, justice, and equality for all people, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.


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.