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February 21, 2024

Mourning Nex Benedict, 16-Year-Old Non-Binary Student Who Died After After Beating in Oklahoma High School

Nex Benedict (they/them) had a life full of many interests and hobbies, like many teens. They loved nature and enjoyed drawing and reading. They also liked watching The Walking Dead and played ARK and Minecraft.
Kris Hayashi, National LGBTQ Task Force Director of Advocacy and Action
February 6, 2024

Announcing Kris Hayashi, Longtime Trans Activist, as Director of the Advocacy and Action Department

Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force announced hiring Kris Hayashi as Director of the Advocacy and Action department, which currently encompasses the organization’s policy, field, and faith teams. Hayashi is a longtime LGBTQ activist and critical leader in the fight for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming members of the community.
Nighttime protest in front of the U.S. Capitol with Allen Morris, Policy Director, National LGBTQ Task Forces peaking into a mic to a crowd of people outside of the U.S. Capitol building. One person in the crowd is holding a sign reading "TRANS PEOPLE BELONG."
January 30, 2024

Saving Asylum is Critical for LGBTQ Migrants

As immigration negotiations loom, we cannot leave out how this is impacting LGBTQ asylum seekers – specifically our trans siblings.
December 9, 2023

How Can I Attend Creating Change on a Limited Budget?

Ways you can access support and save money on your trip to New Orleans in January.
October 30, 2023

Sakia Gunn Way: A Tribute to a Fallen Soul

On October 28, 2023, twenty years after her tragic death, the city of Newark, New Jersey, dedicated a street in honor of Sakia Gunn’s memory.
The image features U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, an older white woman wearing a white jacket, standing in front of a microphone at the March 2018 San Francisco March for Our Lives rally. She is positioned prominently in the center of the image and is the scene's focal point. Sen. Feinstein is delivering a speech or presentation, as indicated by her proximity to the microphone and engaged expression. Sen. Feinstein is wearing a white suit coat with a black turtle neck under it. The microphone is positioned against a blue background, which adds a contrasting color to the image's predominantly white and neutral tones.
September 29, 2023

Remembering Senator Dianne Feinstein

The loss of Senator Dianne Feinstein as an advocate and champion is immeasurable. Her deep roots in the queer community, forged as a city council member in San Francisco and shaped by her relationship with Harvey Milk, contributed to her unwavering support for LGBTQ people.
The image features two individuals, Latrice Royale and Dyllón Burnside, who are posing for a photograph. Latrice Royale, a woman wearing a large wig and big earrings, stands in front of a vibrant blue background. She strikes a pose and confidently gazes at the camera. Dyllión Burnside, a black man, is seen smiling against a plain white background. He presents a friendly demeanor and exudes positivity. Iconic drag performer and actor Latrice Royale and award-winning actor, singer, and filmmaker Dyllón Burnside as emcees of the 2023 National LGBTQ Task Force 50th anniversary fundraising Gala.
August 24, 2023

Iconic Drag Performer Latrice Royale and Actor Dyllión Burnside to Host National LGBTQ Task Force 50th Anniversary Gala

The National LGBTQ Task Force welcomes iconic drag performer and actor Latrice Royale and award-winning actor, singer, and filmmaker Dyllón Burnside as emcees of the 2023 National LGBTQ Task Force 50th anniversary fundraising Gala.
The image features Dominique Jackson, who is the 2023 National Leadership Awardee. Dominique is shown prominently in the center of the image, with a colorful background and colorful nails. She is posing for a photo, wearing a jacket. The image showcases several close-up shots of Dominique's features. Her lips, eyes with long lashes, nose, and ear with a black beaded earring are all focused on. These close-ups provide a detailed view of her facial features. The image includes the text, "Dominique Jackson 2023 National Leadership Award," positioned towards the bottom of the image. Additionally, the image includes the text "National LGBTQ Task Force Gala" and references to its 50th anniversary are displayed at the bottom-right portion of the image.
July 27, 2023

Dominique Jackson to Receive National Leadership Award

Actress, model, and activist Dominique Jackson will receive the 2023 National Leadership Award, an honor awarded yearly to an advocate who has helped further the National LGBTQ Task Force’s mission to advance freedom, justice, and full equity for all LGBTQ+ people.

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Two men wearing suits (Jeff and Todd Delmay) are standing closely next to each other, presumably on a balcony with a view of the sea at night. The man on the left, Jeff Delamy, is Black and is dressed in a navy blue suit with a pink tie, while the man on the right, Todd Delmay, is White, wearing a navy blue suit, a white shirt, and a blue tie. Behind them, there's a dark blue night sky. This setting suggests that they are at an evening event.
February 7, 2024

National LGBTQ Task Force Honors LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Activists and Community Leaders At Winter Party VIP Cocktail Reception

The National LGBTQ Task Force will honor SAVE Executive Director Todd Delmay and Board Co-Chair of Equality Florida Jeff Delmay at the 2024 Winter Party Festival’s VIP Cocktail Reception. The Delmays have been at the forefront of the Florida LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and represent the union of two of Florida’s most influential activist organizations. The VIP Cocktail Reception, a ticketed event,…
The Stonewall Inn logo with a rainbow brush mark above it. "National LGBTQ Wall of Honor; Honoring our pioneers, trailblazers & heroes Sponsored by International Imperial Court (Est. 1965) and the National LGBTQ Task Force; June 22, 2023, 6:30 PM @ The Stonewall Inn
May 18, 2023

National LGBTQ Wall of Honor 2023 at the Historic Stonewall Inn

The International Imperial Court System and the National LGBTQ Task Force are honoring seven legends of the LGBTQ movement as 2023 National LGBTQ Wall of Honor inductees at the historic Stonewall Inn.
Movement Moments: The National LGBTQ Task Force at 50 National LGBTQ Task Force Logo in white; 1973 - 2023
March 31, 2023

National LGBTQ Task Force Debuts New Podcast Series Highlighting 50 Years of Advocacy, Organizing, and Intersectionality on International Transgender Day of Visibility

The National LGBTQ Task Force – the country’s oldest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization –  launched a new limited podcast series in honor of their 50th anniversary. Movement Moments: The National LGBTQ Task Force at 50 will span 6 episodes and feature deep discussions on topical issues facing the LGBTQ+ community today, including attacks on the trans community and the role of faith in the movement while also reflecting on key moments throughout National LGBTQ Task Force history.