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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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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Statement on the 2016 Republican Platform

Washington DC, July 18, 2016—This week’s Republican National Convention is likely to ratify what has been described as the most anti-LGBTQ platform in its history. The platform, which has shocked some of the GOP’s most ardent supporters, endorses so-called conversion therapy, calls for the banning same sex marriage, rejects LGBTQ families and bans transgender and…

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LGBTQ Advocates Decry Donald Trump’s Selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as Vice Presidential Running Mate

Washington DC, July 14, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s selection of Governor Mike Pence of Indiana as his vice presidential running mate. “In selecting Mike Pence, Donald Trump has picked a vice-presidential running mate who is best-known for a law that was so extremely anti-LGBTQ that…

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Victory: Cleveland unanimously repeals anti-trans bathroom ordinance

Washington DC, July 13, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is welcoming the repeal by a unanimous vote of Cleveland’s ordinance designed to stop transgender and gender non-conforming people from using the restrooms associated with their gender identity. “Our partners at Equality Ohio and Cleveland is Ready have done an outstanding job in delivering…

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