1970s: Gay Liberation and Lesbian Feminism (cont’d)
At a time of vibrant grassroots gay liberation and lesbian feminist activism, the National Gay Task Force sought to introduce a vehicle for organizing at the national level. Founding members included Howard Brown, Martin Duberman, Barbara Gittings, Ron Gold, Franklin Kameny, Nathalie Rockhill, and Bruce Voeller.
In 1977, the Task Force arranged with President Jimmy Carter’s assistant Midge Costanza for an historic first White House meeting with representatives of several gay organizations.
This NGLTF photograph includes Mel Boozer, Karla Dobinski, and Bill Beauchamp attending the National Third World Lesbian/Gay Conference, at Chicago in 1976.