Carey: 2014 Extraordinary and Heartbreaking Year for the LGBTQ and Progressive Movement

WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2014 —Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force released the following statement:

“2014 has been both an extraordinary and heartbreaking year for the LGBTQ and progressive movement. There were many important wins from the President’s executive order protecting LGBTQ federal workers and federal contract employees against discrimination to defeating efforts to roll back advances to equality in Houston, Texas and Pocatello, Idaho. But it was also the year of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and its chilling impact on reproductive health care and other basic rights, the seemingly endless string of murders of transgender women of color, and the shooting of young black men by the police in Ferguson, New York City and Saint Louis. All of these setbacks and tragedies made 2014 a bittersweet year. As we welcome in 2015, we can be assured that the opportunities for real change and the remedy to the many challenges we face can be found in securing freedom, justice and equality for all.”

–Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force


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