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Denver mayor cancels LGBT conference appearance after activists storm event

Friday, February 6, 2015
Activists at the Creating Change conference in Denver on Thursday protest the killing of queer Latina Jessie Hernandez last week by Denver police.
A group of nearly 100 activists stormed the stage Thursday evening at the “Creating Change” conference, demanding solidarity from LGBQ advocates, prompting Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock to cancel his planned address. ...

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National LGBTQ Task Force conference examines religion, faith

Friday, February 6, 2015
Matthew Vines, who is one of the speakers at the annual meeting of the National LGBTQ Task Force taking place in Denver this week, talks about how debates over issues like gay marriage often pit champions of of change against Americans of faith, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in downtown Denver.
Debates over same-sex marriage often seem to pit champions of change against Americans of faith, but it’s possible to be both, say activists gathered in Denver for the annual “Creating Change” conference of the National LGBTQ Task Force. ...

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Six national LGBT rights groups drop ENDA support over religious exemptions

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced Tuesday that it is withdrawing its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), fearing that broad religious exemptions included in the current bill could compel private companies to cite objections ...

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Report: LGBT seniors suffer health disparities, economic insecurities

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
LGBT seniors suffer health disparities and economic insecurities that are compounded over the course of a lifetime with devastating effects, according to a new report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. ...

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George Takei to receive LGBT advocacy leadership award

Thursday, August 22, 2013
George Takei and husband Brad Altman.
MIAMI — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has announced that Star Trek actor George Takei will receive the 2013 National Leadership Award. ...

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LGBT advocacy groups hail passage of Colorado civil unions bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday commended the Colorado General Assembly for passing the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides gay and straight couples the legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted to married spouses under Colorado state ...

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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

Friday, March 1, 2013
Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation ...

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LGBT advocacy groups applaud Obama’s gay-inclusive immigration plan

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday applauded President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform, which included provisions that would allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a visa for a same-sex partner. ...

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Obama addresses 3,000 LGBT rights advocates in video message

Friday, January 25, 2013
President Barack Obama issued a video statement airing today 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. ...

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Advocacy groups launch effort to support state marriage campaigns

Thursday, September 6, 2012
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations on Thursday launched the "United for Marriage" campaign, a national effort to recruit volunteers for the state marriage campaigns. ...

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