Boymeat (boymeat) wrote,

NGLTF NYC Town Hall Meeting on Monday, November 8th

For those of us in NYC who are concerned by the 11 states that passed legislature preventing gay marriage, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) is hosting a town hall meeting this coming Monday.

I know I am going to do my best to attend.


Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to hold post-Election 2004 Town Hall in NYC on Nov. 8

The outcome of the Nov. 2 election has many people in the LGBT community asking, 'Where do we go from here?'

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are likely looking for answers in the aftermath of the Nov. 2 election. So, what exactly happened? How bad was it for the LGBT community? Constitutional bans on same-sex marriage passed in 11 states in the Nov. 2 election, and many speculate that the issue of gay marriage was strategically used to mobilize conservative and evangelical voters. How do we create a values-based message for equality and justice that can reach people in rural and suburban areas? How do we organize a viable progressive movement?

Come share your thoughts - and listen to the opinions of community leaders - at a post-Election 2004 Town Hall meeting on
Monday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 p.m. We will asses the outcome of the election and discuss how best to move forward. It will also be an opportunity for community members to express their feelings about the election. This free event will be held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th
Street in New York City.

Speakers include Michael Adams, director of education and public affairs for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund; Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; Nan Hunter, professor at Brooklyn Law School; Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda; Trishala Deb from the Audre Lorde Project; and Richard Kim, Queers for Economic Justice. Miriam Yeung, director of public
policy & government relations at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center will moderate.

LGBT rights advocates will be back at the Center on Thursday, Nov. 18, for a community summit, which will focus more on strategy, titled What Next? What's in Store Post-Election 2004?

The Nov. 8 Town Hall is sponsored by the Ali Forney Center, Audre Lorde Project, Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies, Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Lambda Legal, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Out People of Color Political Action Committee, Queers for Economic Justice, Stonewall Democrats and the Transgender Law & Policy Institute.

Inquires about the event go to Miriam Yeung, the Center's public policy & government relations director, at 212.620.7310, ext.

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