Watch: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Director’s 2012 “State of the Movement” Address

If you’ve ever wondered exactly where the LGBTQIA movement headed, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey’s  annual keynote at the Creating Change conference offers a pretty good yearly snapshot.

In this year’s address, Carey warns against making marriage equality the sole focal point of our activism. She predicts that once the marriage issue, as important as it is, has been settled, many will assume to the battle for full equality is over.

In the speech, delivered Friday to conference goers in Baltimore, Carey points to  other issues like discrimination, racism, unfair housing and immigration laws that still affect and will continue to affect our community.

Cary also highlights some of our achievements within the past year, such as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s United Nations speech last December.

She also offers pointers for the upcoming 2012 election cycle.

More than 2,500 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates from across the country attended this year’s conference in Baltimore, Md. The Creating Change conference  is believed to be the largest convening of LGBTQIA activists and allies in the country.

The 40 minute speech is a MUST WATCH for anybody interested in the LGBTQIA movement.

Click HERE to watch the address via CSPAN.


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