April 14 – 30, 2008

Quotes of the Week:

“Our movement needs this publication [Opening the Door to Transgender Inclusion] right now and we are pleased to have co-produced it and make it available to all. We are proud of the growth the Task Force has made over the years in regards to inclusion and it continues to be a priority. We hope that this guide will illuminate the process of becoming fully trans-inclusive.”

— Rea Carey, Acting Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Common Dreams, April 28, 2008

“We have learned over the years that there is simply no competing for media attention with the bulletproof Popemobile and the crowds of faithful. Protests and press conferences, women-led liturgies and other educational events take place before the man arrives with the hope that the press, looking for filler until the visit begins, might attend to them. By the time the papal masses and ceremonial meetings begin, the voices of dissent are long since forgotten by those who might offer more substantive coverage.”

— Mary E. Hunt Ph.D., National Religious Leadership Roundtable writing in ReligionDispatches
Out in America, April 15, 2008

“There is a real sense of hope and possibility here because of the court ruling that is coming down in June. The fact that could be taken away in five months is really painful for people who want to marry.”

— Dan Hawes, Organizing & Training Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Associated Press, April 21, 2008

“This mean-spirited attack is out of touch with the ideals of most Californians, who are known for being fair-minded and respecting and valuing personal freedoms.”

— Rea Carey, Acting Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Chicago Free Press, April 25, 2008

Top Highlights


  1. A Foreman farewell
    Gay City News, April 17, 2008

  2. Task Force loses Foreman, makes big plans for future
    Pride Source, April 24, 2008

Transgender rights

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