NATIONAL GAY TASK FORCE

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NATIONAL GAY TASK FORCE

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Bruce Voeller, Dr. Harold Brown, Ron Gold, and Nath Rockhill founded the National Gay Task Force in New York City in October, 1973. It was the first professionally led organization to lobby politically for lesbian and gay rights on the national level. SUPPORT THE GAY RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN CONGRESS. On May 14, 1974, U.S. Representatives Bella Abzug and Edward I. Koch of N.Y. introduced in Congress the Equality Act of 1974, a federal bill to ban discrimination against lesbians, gay men, unmarried persons, and women, in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Though it failed to pass, this first national bill to end discrimination against lesbians and gay men lived on in spirit, in campaigns to win federal support for a full response to the AIDS crisis, in support of hate crimes legislation, and for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Subject

National Gay Task Force

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

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“NATIONAL GAY TASK FORCE,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed October 17, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/65.

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