Task Force to honor allies in the struggle for equality at Los Angeles Leadership Awards on Oct. 8
California a key state in struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
2006 Los Angeles Leadership Awards
Alice Huffman, President, California State Conference of the NAACP
Sunday, October 8
The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Each year the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force honors leaders and allies who have given significant support to the fight for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, Alice Huffman will be recognized for her role in garnering support from the California State Conference of the NAACP and its allies in pursuit of marriage equality; Sen. Barbara Boxer for her support for LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes legislation and opposition to same-sex marriage prohibitions at the federal level; and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, co-directors of Quinceañera, for their important contributions on the cultural front. Acknowledging the critical role that California continues to play on the road toward achieving full equality for LGBT people, the Task Force will honor these key players.
Media welcome — press credentials required
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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