Advocacy and Action

The Task Force’s Advocacy and Action team identifies and takes action on advocacy opportunities to advance full freedom, justice, equality AND equity for LGBTQ people. We seek to achieve this by Queering the Progressive movement and strategically galvanizing and mobilizing the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ allies at places of intersectionality.

L-R: Barbara Satin, Victoria Kim, Bridget Schaaff, Esq. and Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, J.D. at the Equality Act Introduction, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Advocacy and Action Department Staff Directory

Reproductive Justice

At the National LGBTQ Task Force, we recognize that everyone has a fundamental right to sexual health and bodily autonomy, which includes the right to decide whether or when to become a parent, to parent the children we have, and to do so with dignity and free from violence and discrimination. We support the reproductive health, rights, and justice (“repro*”) movements because LGBTQ people need access to reproductive healthcare and services such as abortion, HIV care, and family planning. Yet we continue to face pervasive and government-sanctioned discrimination designed to block recognition of our relationships and hinder our ability to form and protect our families.

Queering Reproductive Justice


Every decade, the Census misses or undercounts hundreds of thousands of marginalized people, including low-income people, people of color, and very young children. At the same time, it over counts, or double counts, hundreds of thousands of people with the most privilege, including the white population, homeowners, and wealthy people.

Overcounts of privileged people and undercounts of marginalized people reinforce systems of power and oppression in this country. That’s why the Task Force is working with our colleagues in the LGBTQ and social justice movements to ensure that all of us, and especially people from marginalized communities, are counted on the 2020 Census.

Queer the Census

The Equality Act

The National LGBTQ Task Force educates federal policymakers about the need for non-discrimination protections that ensure the whole person is able to advocate for themselves when discriminated against, wherever that discrimination takes place. We work with a wide range of progressive partner organizations across the country both at the state and federal level.

All of Me All the Time

Faith Work

In early 2006, the Institute for Welcoming Resources (IWR) became a program of the National LGBTQ Task Force. Denominational representatives of the Welcoming Church Movement created IWR in November 2002. The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. IWR wants to help build church homes that are truly welcoming and nurturing, where everyone knows “they’re okay, just like they are.”

Institute for Welcoming Resources