News release from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation Board of Directors announced the election of two Floridians to key posts. Liebe Gadinsky has been elected co-chair and Roger F. Thomson as treasurer. Both are residents of Miami Beach. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is the oldest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organization and the leading progressive voice for full LGBT equality.
She served as vice-chair on the Board of Governors of The Miami Foundation. Gadinsky also serves on the foundation's GLBT Community Projects Fund Advisory Board. Her active engagement helped secure the success of this grant-making initiative, a collaboration with the Task Force, as it provides support to local organizations serving the community. She has been a member of the Task Force's board since January 2010.
"I am deeply inspired by the people of all ages and circumstance, from all backgrounds and parts of the country, who step up every day to create positive change in their communities. The Task Force has been doing this for nearly 40 years, and has been vital to every major step forward of the modern LGBT rights movement," she says. "While we've made many gains, there is still more to do - from securing federal LGBT job protections, to ending hate violence, to making marriage equality a reality for all, to racial and economic justice. The Task Force is on the front lines of each of these efforts to create lasting change and opportunity for all."
"Critical battles are taking place to secure freedom and fairness for LGBT people," says Thomson. "It is both exciting and a privilege to be part of this effort through the work of the Task Force. We know the power of the individual, and of working together, to create change. We can all make a difference."