Via press release from the National Lesbian & Gay Task Force: The Puerto Rican House of Representatives today approved a sweeping nondiscrimination bill that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in employment, housing, governmental services, public accommodations and private entities. Show More Summary
The Boy Scouts of America national council today voted to lift the ban on openly gay Scouts while retaining the ban on gay adults serving in leadership positions. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey responded: This vote marks a monumental step forward for the Boy Scouts of America. We are thrilled […]
The Task Force applauds today’s introduction of the “End Racial Profiling Act” by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.). The measure seeks to prohibit the use of racial profiling by law enforcement. Co-sponsors include Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.),...Show More Summary
(Content note: military sexual trauma, rape culture, hostility to consent] After nearly two years of requests from Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Army finally released the 28-page report of a task force convened to address the problems of sexual assault at Army installations in South Korea. Show More Summary
(May 21, 2013) – Combined Task Force 521 conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX). IMCMEX 13 includes navies from [...]
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force expressed deep disappointment in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s failure to consider protections for same-sex binational couples as part of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. The bill S. 744 was passed out of committee today by a 13-5 vote. Statement by Rea Carey, executive director, National Gay and Lesbian […]
It has been a full five years since banks crashed the economy and more than a year since President Obama announced a special task force to investigate big bank crimes. Ever since, homeowners and community members have been fighting for fair and deserved relief and justice.
On April 14, The United States Preventive Services Task Force concluded that women with an elevated risk of breast cancer – who have never been diagnosed with breast cancer but whose family history and other medical factors increase their odds of developing the disease–should consider taking one of two pills that cut that risk in half. [...]
By Janice Thom, Task Force director of operations Walking the streets, being out and about anywhere shouldn’t mean taking our lives in our hands. Walking around being as dykey, as faggy, as big a fairy, as butch a bull-dagger, in drag, holding someone’s hand… that’s our right. It’s our right to be everything we are […]
A few days when reporting that the Russian Pacific fleet had crossed the Suez canal for the first time in decades in order to form a Mediterranean task force parked in Cyprus for obvious symbolic reasons (in close proximity to SyriaShow More Summary
Two warships of Russia’s Black Sea fleet joined the country’s Mediterranean task force on Monday, a spokesman for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Capt. First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachyov, has said.
The Surfrider chapters, volunteers, teachers & students that make up the Blue Water Task Force supported by Emergen-C Blue®, undertook a massive water monitoring effort at their local beaches during 2012.
Sometimes, more medical information is a bad thing. The influential United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends against most women getting genetic screenings for their susceptibility to breast cancer. Why? Because the tests...Show More Summary
A White House task force set up to combat human trafficking held its annual meeting today, chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry. The cabinet-level group, called the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) coordinates the U.S. Show More Summary
The Task Force and other groups responded today to amendments to the Title III provisions of the immigration bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee is debating this week and Monday. The statement below can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer […]
Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins research. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted through...Show More Summary
Today, the Task Force is proud to be testifying at a joint hearing of two committees of the D.C. Council in support of a bill that would modernize the process for transgender people to get legal name changes and new birth certificates reflecting their gender identity and new name (if applicable). The Task Force’s Transgender […]
By Kathleen Campisano, Task Force faith organizing manager Feet from where Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was signing the freedom to marry into law, I took pause to just say …. Well, whoa! I have had the privilege to work for family justice in the LGBT community since 1995. I still remember being skeptical that the […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nearly $1 billion plan to bury power lines in the District of Columbia was recommended on Wednesday by a task force set up last year after widespread storm outages.
A District government task force proposed a plan today to move outage-prone power lines underground in hopes of preventing extended blackouts like the one that followed last year's derecho storm. [ more › ]