Trump, Rubio to Headline Anti-LGBTQ Group’s Orlando Event

Washington, DC, August 9, 2016—Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) will be speaking this week at a campaign training hosted by the Liberty Council, an extremist hate group monitored by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its anti-LGBTQ discrimination efforts. The two-day event is set to take place at the…

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Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Washington, DC, July 29, 2016—The United States Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit has struck down a North Carolina voter identification requirement in state law. In its decision, the three-judge panel invalidated a lower court’s ruling that upheld the law passed by the state legislature with “discriminatory intent.”  “The federal appeals court ruling is a huge…

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LGBTQ Advocates Respond to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Washington, DC, July 29, 2016 — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party’s nomination during a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night. In response, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Deputy Executive Director Russell Roybal released the following statement: Hillary Clinton delivered a historic speech as the first woman…

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LGBTQ Advocates Respond to 2016 Democratic Party Platform

Washington DC, July 26, 2016 — Last night the Democratic National Convention ratified one of the most pro-LGBTQ and progressive platforms in its history. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund’s Deputy Executive Director Russell Roybal released the following statement: “The Democratic Party’s 2016 platform builds on the pro-LGBTQ and progressive legacy of…

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Two Teenagers Murdered, Fourteen Wounded In Florida Nightclub Shooting

WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2016—Early this morning, two teenagers were murdered outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida during a shooting incident that left at least 14 others wounded. The attack on Club Blu took place as family members picked up club patrons from an event intended for young people between the ages of 12-17….

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Trump’s Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech shows he “doesn’t get it about LGBTQ people”

Washington, DC, July 22, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is issuing the following statement regarding GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. “Donald Trump’s speech shows that he doesn’t get it about the LGBTQ community. To be sure he admitted that we exist by…

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