LGBT leaders and allies to gather at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, June 5

June 03, 2011


Inga Sarda-Sorensen
Director of Communications
(Office) 646.358.1463
(Cell) 202.641.5592

What: Pink & Purple Recognition Awards Brunch

Who: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force honors:
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis
Skip Roberts, assistant director of Government Affairs, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Deacon Maccubbin and Jim Bennett, founder and owners, former Lambda Rising Bookstore, and well-known local LGBT activists.

When: Sunday, June 5
11 AM--3 PM

Where: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
(Media — press credentials required)

Why: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will honor U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis for her longtime support of LGBT rights and the leadership she has provided in her current position to advance equal treatment under the law in employment practices for LGBT workers. It will be the first time the secretary of labor will be given an award by a national LGBT rights organization. This type of support is vital to advance full LGBT equality. Get full details here.

Awardees and presenters are available for interview.
Please contact Kathy Plate at or at 202.306.7794.


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.