Task Force to honor allies in the struggle for LGBT equality at D.C. Recognition Evening on May 11
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What: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force D.C. Recognition Evening
Who: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will honor U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Nancy Wohlforth, secretary-treasurer of the Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), for their outstanding contribution to the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. For details about their work on behalf of LGBT equality, click here.
When: Tuesday, May 11, 7?9PM
Where: Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
(Media – press credentials required)
Why: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and supporters will gather for the D.C. Recognition Evening to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to advancing LGBT equality. Moore helped lead the push that passed the 2009 expansion of the federal hate crimes law to include sexual orientation, gender identity and disability status.
Wohlforth negotiated sexual orientation clauses into OPEIU’s collective bargaining agreements, which now include gender identity and expression. She also negotiated domestic-partner health and pension benefits for both same-sex and opposite-sex partners.
Awardees and presenters are available for interview.
Media RSVP by noon on Monday, May 10.
RSVP to Inga Sarda-Sorensen at isorensen@theTaskForce.org or 646.358.1463.
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.
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