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As Leaders Gather in Bonn for COP23 Climate Talks…

As leaders gather in Bonn, here’s what I want them to know: The frequency and unpredictability of natural disasters is increasing. This year, the globe has seen its fill – hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas; mudslides in Sierra Leone, Colombia, and Democratic Republic of the Congo; earthquakes in Mexico; heavy rains in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka; flooding in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. We know from experience that the most important preparedness and response efforts when it comes to disasters lie in the efforts of the very communities most affected….

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Longtime Activist and LGBTQ Leader Sue Hyde to Move on from the National LGBTQ Task Force in 2018

(Washington, DC, November 3, 2017) – The National LGBTQ Task Force announces the Spring 2018 departure of longtime Director of the organization’s Creating Change Conference, Sue Hyde. Hyde has served the Task Force since 1986, overseeing a range of initiatives in addition to the Creating Change Conference. She is taking a new position as Executive Director of the Wild Geese Foundation, a family foundation, where she will direct resources to small non-profits focusing on LGBTQ people, youth, women, reproductive justice, food and water access. “I am honored, privileged and humbled…

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Hurricane Sandy Survivors meet for Anniversary: “We’re Living it All over Again”

On the eve of a march Saturday to call for action on climate change and mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, survivors of hurricanes Maria, Irma and Katrina from around the U.S. and the Caribbean gathered in a show of solidarity in New York City. In a roundtable discussion convened by the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, they shared their stories of displacement and recovery, as well as their plans for adapting to the climate crisis and agitating for climate justice. In the wide-ranging talk they touched on actions both local…

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Task Force Submits Amici Curiae Brief in SCOTUS “Masterpiece Cakeshop” Case

“Discrimination should be against the law. Plain and simple.” – Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force (Washington, DC) – Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force submitted an amici curiae brief in support of respondents in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. and Jack C. Phillips, petitioners, v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Charlie Craig, and David Mullins at the Supreme Court of the United States. The brief is available here. In the brief, the National LGBTQ Task Force examines the intersection of race-based discrimination and anti-LGBTQ discrimination, showing that…

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