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Abortion Rights Are Under Attack!

Abortion rights are under attack. This morning, the nation woke up to the horrifying news that the Supreme Court made an initial draft decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health that would overturn Roe vs. Wade. This draft signals a total reversal by the court and the potential to undermine and overturn other important decisions […]

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STATEMENT FROM KIERRA JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE, ON LEAK OF DRAFT SCOTUS DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 3, 2022) – The following can be attributed to Kierra Johnson, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force “This morning, the nation woke up to the horrifying news that a draft decision from the Supreme Court related to the overturning of Roe v. Wade signals a full reversal by the […]

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TRANS SEMINARIAN LEADERSHIP COHORT APPLICATION OPEN FOR 2022/2023 APPLICATIONS DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

YEAR-LONG LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TRANSGENDER, NONBINARY, AND GENDER-NONCONFORMING SEMINARIANS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 3, 2022) – For nine years, the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, the Freedom Center for Social Justice and the National LGBTQ Task Force have sponsored a program for transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming seminarians in the United States. The […]

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Workers’ Rights ARE LGBTQ Rights

Sunday, May 1 is the annual celebration of International Workers’ Day – also known as May Day – which honors the struggle of workers all around the world.  While the LGBTQ movement typically focuses on nondiscrimination and healthcare insurance as issues in the workplace, the concerns of LGBTQ workers also include those not related to […]

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Honoring Trans Lesbians During Lesbian Visibility Week

During Lesbian Visibility Week, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund honor the lives and experiences of transgender and non-binary lesbians. We affirm that trans women are women and that trans and non-binary lesbians are a valued part of the LGBTQ community. As […]

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Honoring Trans Lesbians During Lesbian Visibility Week

During Lesbian Visibility Week, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund honor the lives and experiences of transgender and non-binary lesbians. We affirm that trans women are women and that trans and non-binary lesbians are a valued part of the LGBTQ community.

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TASK FORCE BRINGS ON NEW STAFF, INCLUDING CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER JACKY GOH, FAITH DIRECTOR REV. NICOLE GARCIA, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MANAGER WAYNE ROCQUE AND CREATING CHANGE 365 ORGANIZER COURT BETRO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2022 Contact: Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, crenna@thetaskforce.org, 917-757-6123 TASK FORCE BRINGS ON NEW STAFF, INCLUDING CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER JACKY GOH, FAITH DIRECTOR REV. NICOLE GARCIA, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MANAGER WAYNE ROCQUE AND CREATING CHANGE 365 ORGANIZER COURT BETRO Washington, DC, April 27, 2022……The National LGBTQ Task Force […]

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Lesbian Visibility Matters Today More than Ever

Today is Lesbian Day of Visibility, a day when we celebrate and uplift every lesbian, no matter where they live or how they identify. Today is a day of joy, yes, but this celebration goes much deeper. We are celebrating being out, proud, and seen – things that often don’t come without pain and sacrifice. […]

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Climate Justice is an LGBTQ Issue

Today, April 22, marks Earth Day, a day when we celebrate the Earth and also rally around finding solutions to climate change and environmental injustice. Started in the 1970s partly in response to Silent Spring, a book written by lesbian author and marine biologist Rachel Carson, the day has been part of a movement that […]

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Where Are They Now? Meet Janizia Ross

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Making Black Maternal Health a Priority for Us All

When Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed last week as the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, many of us rejoiced as we saw yet another crack in the symbolic glass ceiling that has historically kept women, especially Black women and women of color, from reaching our full potential. This […]

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Families Sue Alabama Over Felony Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Adolescents

Two Alabama families filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging a recently passed law that criminalizes medical professionals who provide care to transgender adolescents with up to 10 years in prison. The families say being denied medically necessary care will be devastating for the mental health of their adolescent children. The lawsuit alleges that […]