- September 13, 2018
AWKWAFINA TO PRESENT AWARD AT HRC’S NATIONAL DINNER: This Saturday, HRC will host its 22nd annual national dinner. Speakers will include HRC President Chad Griffin, the 47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder; trailblazing Virginia Delegate Danica Roem; Nevada Secretary of State candidate Nelson Araujo, and more. Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway will receive the HRC National Equality Award -- presented by rapper, actress, and Ocean’s Eight co-star Awkwafina. Transgender advocate and artist Shea Diamond will perform. Additional special guests include Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon, comedian Dana Goldberg and more.
.@HRC is excited to welcome rapper and actress @awkwafina to the #HRCNationalDinner THIS Saturday! She'll be presenting the HRC National Equality Award to her @Oceans8Movie co-star, Anne Hathaway. pic.twitter.com/aUD1SdlJo1— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 12, 2018
HRC MOURNS DEATH OF LONDONN MOORE, FIFTH BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KNOWN TO BE KILLED IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR: Moore, 20, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in a remote area of North Port on Saturday. According to local media, North Port Police Department investigators tracked down Moore’s missing vehicle in nearby Port Charlotte, and say they believe that the suspect may have driven the car there from the crime scene. Because Moore was misgendered in initial reports, HRC was not made aware of her death until it was reported several days later by transgender advocate Monica Roberts. Moore is remembered by her family and other loved ones as “hilarious” and someone who “made everyone laugh all the time.” Her death marks the 20th known killing of a transgender or gender expansive person in 2018. More at HRC, into and NewNowNext.
- #Time4BlackTransWomen: The Transgender Law Center has called for a National Moment of Silence on Friday at 3 p.m. ET, which HRC, the Anti-Violence Project and many other organizations will join. More information here.
.@HRC mourns Londonn Moore, a Black transgender woman fatally shot in Florida. Moore's tragic death marks the fifth known such killing in Florida and the 20th of a trans or gender expansive person in the U.S. this year. #SayHerName https://t.co/SMJEjyAuSs— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 13, 2018
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- DR. LEANA WEN NAMED NEW PRESIDENT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD:
Congratulations to @DrLeanaWen, the new president of @PPFA! From all of us at @HRC, we look forward to working alongside you & thank you for continuing the fight for LGBTQ-inclusive health care. https://t.co/QCM1TNAnOy— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) September 12, 2018
UCLA’S WILLIAMS INSTITUTE CONFIRMS -- NO CORRELATION BETWEEN PROTECTIONS FOR TRANS COMMUNITY AND CRIME IN RESTROOM: The study examined two years of crime reports in Massachusetts cities. The findings reflect the need for Equality Voters to vote “YES on 3” in November to preserve nondiscrimination protections for Bay Staters on the basis of gender identity. More from Boston Globe.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
CHILEAN HOUSE APPROVES GENDER IDENTITY BILL, NOW GOES TO PRESIDENT FOR SIGNING: It allows transgender people over the age of 14 to update their name on legal documents. More from el Nuevo Herald and LaTercera.
LA CÁMARA DE DIPUTADOS CHILENA APROBÓ LA LEY DE IDENTIDAD DE GÉNERO QUE AHORA ESPERA LA FIRMA PRESIDENCIAL: La nueva ley permite que las personas transgénero mayores de 14 años actualicen sus nombres en documentos legales. Más de el Nuevo Herald y LaTercera.
SHAMEFUL -- ROMANIAN SENATE BACKS INITIATIVE TO ENSHRINE DISCRIMINATION IN COUNTRY’S CONSTITUTION: Anti-equality activists are asking for a referendum that would amend the constitution to define a union as between “a man and a woman,” rather than the existing language of “spouses.” More from The New York Times.
SINGAPORE LGBTQ ACTIVIST FILES CHALLENGE AGAINST COUNTRY’S BAN ON SAME-SEX RELATIONS, FOLLOWING INDIA’S SUPREME COURT DECISION: More from Reuters.
- India’s decision is expected to have “a significant boost to the South Asian nation’s $2.6 trillion economy,” writes Iain Marlow (@iainmarlow) and Upmanyu Trivedi (@upmanyutrivedi) in Bloomberg.
- Many countries previously colonized by the British still have anti-LGBTQ laws left over from colonial rule. More on this dangerous legacy from CNN.
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