Racial & Economic Justice

Lesbians are women too: A set of fact sheets from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute

Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women of color are minorities within a minority and are significantly disadvantaged when compared to heterosexual women. (Issued in observance of Women's History Month.)

Policy priorities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

With so many issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today, what do we care about the most?

Say it loud: I’m black and I’m proud

The agenda of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movement has not always reflected the particular experiences and priorities of black LGBT people. This report studies the black LGBT community and its specific needs and challenges.

Social discrimination and health: The case of Latino gay men and HIV risk

Among gay and bisexual men, one of the groups most impacted by HIV in the United States, men of color are especially at risk.

Transitioning our shelters: A guide to making homeless shelters safe for transgender people

Transgender people are disproportionately represented in the homeless population because of the frequent discrimination they face at home, in school and on the job.

Asian Pacific American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: A community portrait

The fact that there have been very few studies of Asian Pacific American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people illustrates how they are overlooked and discriminated against in the broader Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.

Racial & Economic Justice

Racial & Economic Justice

Racial and economic justice is a cornerstone in the work of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. In 2009, legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta gave a rousing and moving speech at the 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in which she urged the labor, race and LGBT movements to work together for a better tomorrow. Watch the full speech below.

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