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Task Force celebrates Pink & Purple Weekend

Date: 
May 03, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT:

Inga Sarda-Sorensen
Director of Communications
(Office) 646.358.1463
(Cell) 202.641.5592
isorensen@theTaskForce.org

Local leaders and Pariah filmmakers to be honored

What:
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Pink & Purple Weekend

The Task Force’s Pink & Purple Weekend is the premier annual LGBT weekend in Washington, D.C. It celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and honors the leaders who push equality forward.

When:
Pink & Purple Sunset: a Women’s Event, May 4, 5:30–10 p.m.
Pink & Purple Party, May 4, 10 p.m.–3 a.m.
Pink & Purple Recognition Awards, May 6, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Where:
Pink & Purple Sunset, Rooftop, Capitol Hill Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Pink & Purple Party, Cobalt, 1639 R Street NW
Pink & Purple Recognition Awards, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Why:
The Pink & Purple Weekend celebrates and honors those working to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. It's an opportunity for opinion leaders, decision makers, community figures and others to come together to network and get inspired for the continuing work toward equality and social justice.

Local Washingtonians Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino will be honored during Sunday's Recognition Awards for their work on LGBT, women's and Latino/a issues. Writer/director Dee Rees and the filmmakers of Pariah will be recognized for their work on the critically acclaimed movie portrayal of the sensitive issues surrounding the complex identity in families and people of color.

To learn more about the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, follow us on Twitter: @TheTaskForce.

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country's premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBT people and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all. The Task Force is a 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in Washington, D.C. Contributions to the Task Force are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. © 2012, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C., 20005. Phone 202.393.2241. TTY 202.393.2284. theTaskForce@theTaskForce.org.