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Ever feel like your voice isn't heard by people in power? We're giving you an opportunity to fix that. Sign up for our first-ever Creating Change Lobby Day and speak directly to your congressional representatives and advocate for change. This first-ever Lobby Day happens on January 26, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol as part of the 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Don't miss it — go to the Creating Change site and register to attend the conference now! (On the registration form be sure to pick "First-Ever Creating Change Lobby Day" on the pulldown for Thursday, January 26, under the heading "Additional Creating Change Conference Details.")

Everybody loves the holiday season. Lights, decorations, parties, and presents. It's the going-out-to-get-the-presents part that's the downside. Don't worry — we've got the perfect gift for you, and you don't even have to get up. Give a gift to the Task Force in someone's name. It's super easy and will really brighten someone's day. Plus you get to educate friends and family about the vital work the Task Force is doing every day. We have a full selection of cards, including ones for the holiday season. What are you waiting for?

Adam Cohen (left) and Glenn Frankel "became members because we believe in what the Task Force is trying to do, we see that it's working hard to help our community, and we wanted to do what we can to help it succeed. We started to give because we saw the value of the Creating Change conference; we continue to give because we know creating real change takes time. Ultimately it comes down to 'If not us, who?'" We couldn't have said that any better ourselves. Become a member today.

42 Years Ago December 1969
The Gay Activists Alliance — a splinter organization of the Gay Liberation Front — was founded on December 21, 1969. Most active from 1970 to 1974, the organization was known for its "zaps," public peaceful confrontations created to draw media attention. Two of the most well-known of these was a zap at the New York City Marriage License Bureau demanding marriage rights for gays, and a zap at the NYC Taxi Commission to protest its ridiculous requirement that gay cab drivers get an okay from a psychiatrist before they could be employed.
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December 2011

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Jack Harrison
Policy Analyst

Jack has a particular fondness for travel literature, but he's often "irked by how colonial much of the genre seems at core..." But he has found travel books that he likes and recommends. Find out what they are and why.  More ›

Mardi Moore
Membership Manager
Mardi was thrilled to be asked to do her playlist for December, because that's when she always incorporates holiday songs into her iPod rotation. (Perhaps she still believes in Santa Claus...) She likes everything, from the classics to more modern holiday songs. See if you share any of her favorites.  More ›

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