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Miami locals join Task Force board of directors

Date: 
January 26, 2010

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Two Miami residents to serve on board of country's oldest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Miami's Liebe Gadinsky and David Price to its board of directors. The Task Force is the oldest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organization and a leading progressive voice for full LGBT equality.

"I joined the board of the Task Force because I so greatly respect and appreciate the essential work that it does in bringing about justice and equality for all our citizens," Gadinsky said.

Gadinsky is dedicated to building community through her volunteer efforts. She has distinguished herself as a strong supporter and advocate for human rights. Through her volunteer work for SAVE Dade, she worked tirelessly to help pass and defend the Miami-Dade human rights ordinance. She has served on the board of governors of the Dade Community Foundation since 2006 and is currently vice chair. She also serves on the foundation's GLBT Community Projects Fund advisory board — a collaboration with the Task Force — the grant-making initiative providing support to local organizations serving the Miami-Dade community. Gadinsky has been with her husband, Seth, for three decades, and together they have raised two daughters, Naomi and Natasha.

"The role of the Task Force was pivotal to our success in passing and defending a human rights ordinance in Miami-Dade," Gadinsky said. "It has been similarly impactful all over the country in shaping policy and winning ballot initiatives. I hope that my participation on the board offers a unique perspective, while also broadening my exposure to their national efforts."

Price has more than 15 years of international sales experience. He has traveled extensively in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America and lived in Colombia as an expatriate employee. He currently works in global account sales for a leading technology company based in San Jose, Calif., where he served on the leadership board of the LGBT employee resource group. Price has been involved in the local community for several years. He has served on the Miami Recognition Dinner Committee since 2006 and as co-chair of the committee in 2008 and 2009.

"I joined the Task Force, first as a volunteer and then as a paying member, after they assisted the local community in defeating a 2002 attempt to repeal the Miami-Dade human rights ordinance," Price said. "The Task Force sent many staff to Miami-Dade to help us defend our rights and defeat the repeal attempt. Their overwhelming display of support at such a critical time created a special bond with the entire South Florida community."

"The bond with the South Florida community became even stronger when the Task Force took over production of the Miami Recognition Dinner and the Winter Party Festival. These events raise critical funds for local community organizations and for the Task Force. I served on the leadership committee for both events and am proud of the work the Task Force does to build up our community, develop future leaders and give back to the community."

Gadinsky and Price were two of four new members added to the board at the organization's January meeting in Washington, D.C.

Read the full listing of the board of directors.

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and 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.