LGBTQ Advocates Call on President to Stop Standing Rock Pipeline
WASHINGTON, DC, November 2, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force is joining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocates across the nation in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Additionally, the organization is joining calls for the President to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline being built in sacred Native American lands.
“We proudly join LGBTQ advocates across the country in celebrating the rich history and culture of First Americans. We’d also like to take this opportunity to express our solidarity with our Native American family, friends and community who are taking action to protect drinking water against contamination in North Dakota. For generations, Native American communities have been marginalized, stripped of their land, forced to relocate, and denied fairness and justice. We urge the President to go beyond his welcomed re-routing of the Standing Rock pipeline project and to stop the project entirely — and commit to preserving all sacred Native American lands,” said Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director.
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