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State of the Gay and Lesbian Union – OutGiving 1996

"We must strengthen the capacity of state-wide gay and lesbian organizations to defend and expand GLBT civil rights. State groups need help building their infrastructure so it reaches into every county and precinct; to register voters, educate them as to the state legislative agenda and make it easy for individual GLBT people to weigh in and to win." This talk was given on May 17, 1996 at the Gill Foundation's OutGiving Conference, which gathers donors to the LGBT movement. The Gill Foundation hosts this conference every two years. My charge today is to speak about the state of the lesbian and gay union.  Such a subject is worthy of several books, one of which I have risked your [...]