Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

Protecting LGBTQ Youth Experiencing HomelessnessRunaway and Homeless Youth Act | H.R. 1779 | S. 262 An estimated 1.68 million youth experience homelessness each year. Up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ, which means there are somewhere around 840,000 LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. That is why the LGBTQ Task Force is calling for…

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LGBTQ Advocates Welcome Maine’s New Campaign Finance Law

Washington, DC, November 4, 2015—Yesterday, Maine voters approved a ballot measure that will increase penalties for candidates who violate the state’s campaign finance laws. The measure, which updates the 1996 Maine Clean Election Act, will also increase the amount of public funds disbursed to candidates running for state legislator or governor who agree to forgo…

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LGBTQ Advocates Disappointed With Repeal of Houston’s Non-Discrimination Law

HOUSTON, TX, November 3, 2015—Preliminary election results show that a majority of voters in Houston have repealed the city’s ordinance that extends non-discrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people–among 13 other protected classes including race, religion, sex, color, age, ethnicity, disability, national origin, marital status, military status, genetic information, pregnancy, and family status….

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Flanagan’s comments on vital Cuomo Executive Order “wrong” and reveal anti-LGBTQ bias

NEW YORK, NY October 30, 2015 –The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is rejecting New York State Senator John J Flanagan’s criticism of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order to extend anti-discrimimation protections to transgender and gender nonconforming people. “I was alarmed to hear Senator Flanagan suggesting that New York’s recent move to ban discrimination…

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New York Governor’s Transgender Inclusion Executive Order Welcomed

Washington, DC, October 22, 2015 — The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is applauding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order to extend anti-discrimimation protections to transgender and gender nonconforming people. “Millions of New Yorkers have been waiting for this day. We thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership in extending protections to the Empire…

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LGBTQ Advocates Respond to Last Night’s Presidential Debate

Washington, DC, October 14, 2015—Last night, the Democratic National Committee held its first televised debate for candidates seeking the party’s nomination for next year’s presidential election in November. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund released the following statement: “Last night’s debate was a good glimpse into each candidate’s vision for our country’s…

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