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Friday, July 23, 2010

ARCUS Foundation And National Black Justice Coalition Host Tele-Briefing For Civil Rights Community On LGBT Messaging

Briefing highlighted research from new Arcus Report “LGBT Rights and Advocacy: Messaging to African American Communities”

NEW YORK – The Arcus Foundation and the National Black Justice Coalition hosted a tele-briefing yesterday for traditional civil rights organizations and LGBT rights advocates to improve their outreach and impact around LGBT issues in the African American community.

The call offered both research and resources that advocates can use to communicate more effectively about sexual orientation and gender identity issues with their African American constituents. Panelists included Michael A. Blake, Deputy Associate Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; Dee Brown, Project Director, Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies; Rashad Robinson, Senior Director of Media Programs, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation; and Sharon J. Lettman, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition. The briefing was moderated by Roz Lee, Senior Program Officer for the Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Program at the Arcus Foundation.

A full copy of the report can be found at 

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