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The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit[1] organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.[2] Also known as The Task Force, the organization supports action and activism on behalf of LGBTQ people and advances a progressive vision of liberation. Current leadership includes executive director Rea Carey and deputy executive director Russell Roybal.

National LGBTQ Task Force
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Formation 1973; 45 years ago (1973) (as National Gay Task Force)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
United States
Rea Carey
Deputy Executive Director
Russell Roybal
Formerly called
National Gay Task Force; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The Task Force organizes the annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, a skills-building event for community and allies with over 2,000 attendees each year.[3] The Task Force Policy Institute think tank conducts social science research, policy analysis, strategy development, public education, and advocacy.[4]




Robert L Livingston, his husband, artist Tom Ellis, and Doctor Howard Brown, Surgeon General of New York City; co-founders, 1973, New York City

Bruce Voeller (1973-1976; co-director 1976-1978)

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  1. ^ a b National Gay and Lesbian Task Force rebrands itself National LGBTQ Task Force
  2. ^ "National Gay and Lesbian Task Force — Info". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Opens Creating Change Conference". 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ Policy Institute, NGLTF website, archived from the original on 2007-09-27, retrieved 2007-10-17 
  5. ^ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. "Task Force History". Retrieved 2014-07-09. 1985 – To make clear the commitment to gender parity and lesbian issues, the Task Force changes its name to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 
  6. ^ Beredo, Cheryl; Nealon, Chris; Marston, Brenda. "Guide to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Records, 1973-2008". Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. 
  7. ^ "L a n i ' s · b i o". 
  8. ^ "16th Annual Creating Change Conference Kicks Off in Miami". Common Dreams. November 7, 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  9. ^ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (2005-11-29). "Task Force Denounces Vatican Guidelines Barring Gay Men from the Priesthood; Calls Upon Gay Priests to Come Out and for Catholics to Support Them". Common Dreams. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  10. ^ a b "'Queering the census' movement aims to get single gays counted". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 

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