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Background: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was formed in 1973 to “build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.” It does so primarily by publicizing LGBT issues, lobbying for public funds, and propelling “pro-LGBT legislation.” In 1983, it pressed the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which had been created in 1957 to secure rights for blacks, to begin counting offenses committed toward LGBTs as civil… Read More