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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 5, 2005
11:07 AM
CONTACT: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
media@thetaskforce.org
646-358-1465
 
Howard Dean To Be Honored at National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 16th Annual Leadership Awards
April 7th in Washington, DC
 

WASHINGTON -- April 5 --

EVENT: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Awards honors Howard Dean for lifetime achievement and commitment to progressive values.
WHO: Honoree: Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Governor of Vermont
Introducers: Candy Cox and Jerry Clark, Task Force Board members and Co-chairs of the 16th Annual Leadership Awards
Remarks: Matt Foreman, Executive Director, The Task Force
Presenters: Adam Ebbin, Virginia State Delegate, 49th District
Reverend Graylan Hagler, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Kevin K. Kumashiro, Ph.D., Founding Director of Center for Anti-Oppressive Education
Kate Michelman, former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC
WHEN: Thursday, April 7th
Reception 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Awards presentation begins at 8 p.m.
WHY: Throughout his career, Dr. Howard Dean has been an advocate for and leader in implementing progressive values. As Governor of Vermont, Dean instituted and maintained forward-thinking policies in the areas of civil rights, healthcare, education, the environment, and the workplace. In his life as a public official, Dr. Dean has championed a powerful, grassroots progressive movement.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Awards, now in their 16th year, pay tribute to community leaders and allies who have advancing the causes of freedom, justice, and equality for all people, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. We work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders and organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a world that respects and makes visible the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Cambridge, and Miami.

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