In Praise of Leadership

The National Lesbian and Gay Task Force held its largest New York fundraising dinner since 1992 at the Grand Central Hyatt in Manhattan on Thursday April XX, 2006.

The evening drew about 300 celebrants in praise of the leadership shown by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Pulitzer Prize winning gay authr Michael Cunningham.

The evening’s hostess was Kate Clinton and she was joined by former New York City Mayor Dinkins, who introduced Ms. Quinn, and civil rights activist and new Manhattanite David Mixner, who introduced Mr. Cunningham. Executive Director Matt Foreman gave an impassioned speech that emphasized the uniqueness of NGLTF’s approach and the vital nature of its work.

The evening was a formal event that raised several hundred thousand dollars for the advocacy work and policy think-tank organizing and lobby group.