Why is the Equality Act important to the LGBTQ community?

Read our testimony to the House Judiciary Committee in support of the Equality Act. Currently, there are no explicit federal protections from discrimination protecting the LGBTQ community. This means that in 30 states, LGBTQ people can be denied housing, jobs, service in public spaces and more, solely because of who they are. This is an…

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As Congress Introduces the Equality Act, Faith Leaders Speak Out in Support of LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

Today, as Congress introduces the Equality Act, national religious leaders are speaking out in support of LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

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Kierra Johnson’s Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on Housing Discrimination and the LGBTQ Community

On April 2, 2019, the Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Kierra Johnson testified to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on Housing Discrimination and the LGBTQ Community: “My name is Kierra Johnson, I’m the Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.  I want to…

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Kierra Johnson’s Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on Housing Discrimination and the LGBTQ Community

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Applauds Introduction of “Equality Act”

Contact: Sarah Massey, Communications Director, 202-445-1169, smassey@thetaskforce.org Equality Act “Will Cover and Expand Protections for LGBTQ people and Women” in Time of Increased Discrimination and Violence (Washington, DC March 13) The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund applauds Representatives David Cicilline and Brian Fitzpatrick and Senators Jeff Merkley, Tammy Baldwin, and Cory Booker for reintroducing…

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National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Announces Legislative Priorities For 2019

(Detroit, MI, January, 25) – Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund announced its legislative priorities for 2019 while Executive Director Rea Carey and Deputy Executive Director Kierra Johnson gave the annual State of the Movement at the 31st Creating Change Conference. The Task Force Action Fund’s legislative agenda is based on the principles…

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H.R. 1 is the anti-corruption bill the United States needs

Washington, DC, January 8, 2019: The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund supports the For the People Act, H.R. 1, as part of the 100+ member Declaration for American Democracy coalition. The House of Representatives is giving the restoration of our democracy top billing with the designation of H.R. 1, the first bill of the…

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