Known as one of the nation's leading LGBT equality organizations, the Task Force has been at the forefront of most of the community's equality battles. Its earliest work included successfully changing the American Psychiatric Association's classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Inequities facing transgender workers in the American workforce range from finding and keeping good jobs, to having equal access to job-related benefits, to obtaining adequate health insurance coverage.
“Our nation desperately needs to reform our patchwork of failed and mismanaged immigration policies so that the 11 million undocumented Americans living in our country, including at least 267,000 LGBT immigrants, have a pathway to citizenship."
Each year Christopher Street West (CSW) - the producers of LA Pride - acknowledges the work of one particular organization and this year chose the Task Force in honor of its 40th anniversary and the organization's mission to build the grassroots power of the LGBT community.
Supporters and opponents of marriage equality are making plans for large rallies in Washington, D.C., during the week that the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
President Barack Obama issued a video statement before 3,000 LGBT rights advocates assembled in Atlanta this week for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.