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BREAKING: United front of every single national gay civil rights group calls on Ford for urgent meeting

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The nuance will probably be missed by Ford, but you can NEVER get all of these groups to sign on to the same request, ever. This is a BIG deal. Well, we can thank Ford for one thing, they've galvanized the gay community and its allies as never before. We didn't even have this much coordination when we successfully went after Microsoft.

From the National Gay & Lesbian Task ForceMonday, December 5, 2005

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups call for urgent meeting with Ford Motor Company

Task Force Communications Department
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 — Below is a unity statement on media reports of Ford Motor Company entering into a confidential agreement with the American Family Association:

“We are deeply dismayed by reports in the media and otherwise that the Ford Motor Company has entered into a confidential agreement with the extremist American Family Association (AFA) that requires Ford to stop advertising in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media. If there is an agreement with AFA, we expect Ford to disavow it. We expect Ford to publicly reaffirm its historic support for our community. And, we expect Ford to meet with LGBT representatives this week to resolve these concerns.”

Family Pride
Freedom to Marry
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Human Rights Campaign
Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
PFLAG National (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Triangle Foundation

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