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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 Kierra Johnson.

National LGBTQ Task Force
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Formation1973; 46 years ago (1973) (as National Gay Task Force) founded by Robert L Livingston, his husband Tom Ellis, and dr. Howard Brown Surgeon General for New York City
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
United States
Rea Carey
Deputy Executive Director
Kierra Johnson
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, Broadway producer, producer of the Joey Bishop show, first openly gay Commissioner for Human Rights, New York City, 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 "Just before Saturday's Miami Beach dinner, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force rebrands itself National LGBTQ Task Force". miamiherald. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "National Gay and Lesbian Task Force — Info". Facebook. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Opens Creating Change Conference". January 31, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Policy Institute, NGLTF website, archived from the original on September 27, 2007, retrieved October 17, 2007
  5. ^ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. "Task Force History". Retrieved July 9, 2014. 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 October 17, 2007.
  9. ^ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (November 29, 2005). "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 September 5, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "'Queering the census' movement aims to get single gays counted". NY Daily News. Retrieved March 19, 2015.

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