Our mission is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation 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.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc. (NGLTF, Inc.), founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1974, works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality. We do this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. We also analyze and report on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community. NGLTF, Inc., is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to NGLTF, Inc., are not tax-deductible.
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1. We believe that a nation must respect the diversity of human expression and identity and create opportunity for all regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity
2. We train activists and equip organizations with the skills needed to advance LGBT equality in America at the local, state, and national level
3. We hold public officials accountable to the LGBT community through lobbying, analysis, and reports to inform officials on LGBT issues and to represent all LGBT citizens