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Task Force provides resources for Katrina victims
Task Force provides resources for Katrina victims
The full scope of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina will likely take months to ascertain. What is immediately clear is the enormous suffering experienced by hundreds of thousands of people throughout Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi who have lost loved ones, been displaced from their homes and disconnected from their families.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which extends its condolences to all those who have suffered loss caused by Hurricane Katrina, is providing resources for people wishing to donate funds and help survivors in need of the most basic support, or for those seeking services in their area.

These resources provide information on how the various relief efforts are directing the funds received; some seek to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people specifically, while others seek to help all victims of the hurricane.

Also included on the Task Force website are resources for people from the affected region who may be in need of direct services, including information about how LGBT community centers in the region are assisting people displaced by the hurricane, and resources to meet the needs of HIV-positive individuals.

The resources on the site will be updated regularly with additional resources, including, shortly, a page of guidelines detailing how to make shelters safe for Transgender evacuees. These resources can be found at or by clicking on the links below.

Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (the Task Force) was the first national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice and equality. We work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders, working to strengthen the infrastructure of state and local allies, and organizing broad-based campaigns to build public support for complete equality for LGBT people.

Our Policy Institute, the community's premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a world that respects and makes visible the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Cambridge, Mass., and Miami. The Task Force is a 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in Washington, D.C. Contributions to the Task Force are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

A Task Force press release

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