National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
September 12, 2006

In the News:

Latino Congreso passes historic resolution
      calling for LGBT rights
Book your hotel now for Creating Change 2006
The latest on Task Force events in Denver,
Los Angeles and Miami
In the states


Latino Congreso passes historic resolution calling for LGBT rights

The Task Force applauds the Latino Congreso for the passage of a historic resolution calling for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality and civil rights protections. The resolution was adopted at the Latino/a community gathering on Sept. 6–9 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Task Force praises the work of the many Latino/a LGBT activists and allies who promoted this resolution, including Bienestar, Equality California, Lambda Legal and the Latino Coalition for Justice–Los Angeles.

[ Read the Task Force press release ]
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Book your hotel now for Creating Change 2006

Donít wait to register for the 19th Annual Creating Change Conference! November is right around the corner and the host hotel, Westin Crown, is filling up fast. Visit to register and book your hotel and travel for the nationís premier LGBT gathering, which will be held Nov. 8Ė12 in Kansas City, Mo.


The latest on Task Force events in Denver, Los Angeles and Miami

Purchase tickets now for our 2006 Los Angeles Leadership Awards on Oct. 8 and our Miami Recognition Dinner on Nov. 4!

The 2006 Advocate Golf Classic, held at the Broadlands Golf Club near Denver, Colo., this past Saturday, hosted more than 110 golfers. Even with a slightly damp start, a great time was had by all. The Task Force is proud to partner with the ATL Foundation, a Denver organization that provides assistance to lesbians in need of financial help as a result of ill health or personal crisis.


In the states

On Sept. 6, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed Senate Bill 1437, the Bias-Free Curriculum Act, authored by Sen. Sheila Kuehl and sponsored by Equality California. A simple nondiscrimination measure, SB 1437 would have extended existing laws prohibiting discrimination on the bases of race, sex, disability, nationality and religion in textbooks, instructional materials and school sponsored activities to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Election season sparks major mobilization by Task Force capacity building partner Kentucky Fairness Alliance.

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