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[jump] “The new more inclusive name adds bisexual, transgender and queer to lesbian and gay in the form of LGBTQ,” as a press release about the change states. “The new tagline ‘Be You’ speaks to the desire for freedom to be yourself in a just society — and also points to the remaining barriers that still exist for LGBTQ people and their families in experiencing real freedom. The evolved brand, with a new logo, color palette and website is designed to put forth the organization’s values, mission and strategic direction.”
The organization, despite not previously including bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning in its title, has of course fought on behalf of these communities, including its work with the Transgender Civil Rights Project, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and working to end bi invisibility.
“Now more than ever we have the power to define the future we want a world where every LGBTQ person can be themselves without any barriers. We have worked hard for decades to create this momentum” said Rea Carey, the Task Force’s executive director. “Let’s seize this opportunity, let’s be ourselves fully, and let’s make a future together that’s worthy of our struggle.”
As many LGBTQ people are all too aware, words matter, and changes such as this, while seemingly small, are important. Watch the video below to learn more about the org and how it plans to “tear down remaining barriers.”
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