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Frankel Joins Colleagues to Form LGBT Aging Issues Task Force

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Washington, February 18, 2016 | comments

Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, announced her participation in the Caucus’ LGBT Aging Issues Task Force. The bipartisan task force was formed to advance the dignity and security of older Americans who identify as LGBT.

“The struggle for equality doesn’t stop at retirement,” Frankel said. “LGBT seniors face unique and misunderstood challenges. I look forward to better serving the large elder and LGBT populations in South Florida.”

The task force will be chaired by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). Joining Rep. Frankel as members of the task force are her colleagues Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Mark Takano (D-CA), Co-Chairs of the LGBT Equality Caucus; Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus; and LGBT Equality Caucus members Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-MN), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-AZ), and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL).

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. 



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