News from national gay and lesbian task force A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 18, 2013, 15:04 ET

Laverne Cox for Creating Change

"Orange is the New Black" star and activist to keynote 2014 Creating Change Conference Television star, actress and activist Laverne Cox will...

Oct 24, 2013, 09:30 ET

The 26th Annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

Early Bird Registration Discount Ends October 31  More than 3,500 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from...

Sep 24, 2013, 11:49 ET
Rea Carey, executive director of the Task Force.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force)

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Los Angeles Fundraising Brunch

 The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the nation's oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, will...

May 23, 2013, 12:53 ET

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to Be Honored as Community Grand Marshal at LA PRIDE

Christopher Street West (CSW), producers of LA PRIDE, has announced that the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will be honored as the 2013...

Oct 12, 2007, 01:00 ET

Task Force Responds to the Announcement from House Speaker Pelosi to Go Forward with a Vote on a Non-Inclusive ENDA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Matt Foreman, Executive Director National Gay and Lesbian Task Force "We...

Oct 10, 2007, 01:00 ET

Nearly 300 Organizations From Across the Nation Unite to Press Congress to Secure Transgender-Inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Legislation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 300 organizations from throughout the nation -- and representing the full scope and...

Jun 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Applauds New York Assembly for Historic Vote on Marriage Equality

NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, by a vote of 85 to 61, the New York State Assembly passed a bill sponsored by Governor Eliot...

Jan 23, 2007, 00:00 ET

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Responds to President Bush's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- President George W. Bush gave his sixth State of the Union address tonight. Statement by Matt...

Jan 02, 2007, 00:00 ET

Massachusetts Lawmakers Advance Proposed 2008 Ballot Measure That Would End Marriage Equality in Bay State

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts legislators, in today's last session of the state's 2006 constitutional convention,...

Dec 27, 2006, 00:00 ET

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Mourns Death of Gerald R. Ford

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force mourns the death of former President Gerald R. Ford, who...