The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people
We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.
Founded in 1973, the Task Force knows that real change takes time and that sustained strategic work produces results. In recent years the environment for advancing LGBT justice and engaging communities of color and faith has continued to dramatically grow and shift – as evidenced by recent dramatic advancements just this year and the opportunity these advancements present. With our StopTransMurders campaign, we’re challenging the media to report the facts on anti-transgender violence--including the 8 trans women of color murdered in 2015--and we’re amplifying a national dialogue on key issues affecting the transgender community. Through all of our work, we're building awareness of the pervasive discrimination trans people face in all aspects of their lives, and how this contributes to them being at heightened risk of violence. As the LGBT movement grows its capacity and achieves more success, even greater capacity is necessary to further this work.