- July 14, 2020
TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. E.T., HRC HOSTS “VOTE EQUAL, VOTE SAFE” TOWN HALL: Pod Save the People host DeRay McKesson (@deray) will host an HRC Town Hall with Secretary Julián Castro (@JulianCastro), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley), Symone Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) and HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) to boost awareness of the vote-by-mail process ahead of the 2020 elections. More from HRC and the Washington Blade.
EVERYONE deserves safe and equal access to the ballot box. Get the tools and resources you need to vote by mail and make your voice heard this November. Our democracy and our lives depend on it. #VoteEqualVoteSafe— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 14, 2020
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HRC FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST YEAR OF ACTIVATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: The HRC Foundation announced the first year of ACTIVATE, a fellowship program that is aimed at advancing the professional development of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming Black, Latinx people or people of color. The HRC Foundation also launched the second year of ELEVATE, a fellowship program designed to help advance the leadership skills of Black and Latinx transgender women. More from HRC.
- For more information on ELEVATE, please visit https://www.hrc.org/resources/elevate.
- For more information on ACTIVATE, please visit https://www.hrc.org/resources/activate.
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ON POLISH PRESIDENT ANDREZJ DUDA’S REELECTION: “President Andrezj Duda’s reelection after running on a virulently anti-LGBTQ election platform is confirmation that the fight for LGBTQ rights and freedoms is far from over,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Despite Duda’s victory, LGBTQ advocates will continue to fight in Poland and elsewhere for the basic respect and dignity that our community deserves.” Read more from HRC, NBC and the Washington Blade.
TUESDAY TWEET -- TODAY, HRC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL NON-BINARY DAY: This occasion shines a light on those who identify as non-binary and celebrates the rich diversity of the community. While American culture may reinforce the notion that gender exists as a strict binary, we know there is so much more to it. Non-binary people show us every day that knowing one’s self and identity is a powerful thing that no one can strip away. Read more from HRC.
INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK BAN ALL CONTENT PROMOTING SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY” ON THEIR PLATFORMS: “We don’t allow attacks against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity and are updating our policies to ban the promotion of ‘conversion therapy’ services,” said Instagram's EMEA public policy director Tara Hopkins. More from Business Insider, them. and Forbes.
We are heartbroken by the passing of former Board of Governor for HRC Charlotte & LGBTQ champion Dan Mauney.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 13, 2020
He was vibrant, tenacious, generous & tireless. We honor the incomparable Dan and send love to all who were lucky enough to have known him.���� https://t.co/TV3N9COVxh pic.twitter.com/S769Rl6EIc
WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH MCENANY SEEMS TO THINK DONALD TRUMP HAS A GOOD RECORD ON LGBTQ ISSUES: To help correct this view, Lucas Acosta (@LucasRAcosta), HRC national press secretary, campaigns, issued the following statement: “Kayleigh McEnany is living in a delusion. We're more than happy to continue showing Americans the true records of Joe Biden and Donald Trump on LGBTQ issues. From day one of this administration, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have ruthlessly attacked the rights and livelihoods of LGBTQ people.” Read more from the Washington Blade.
- For more on Trump’s anti-LGBTQ actions since taking office, check out this timeline from HRC.
MORE THAN 100 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SEND LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP, ARGUING FOR AN END TO TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN’S ANTI-LGBTQ POLICIES: More from NBC Out.
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THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS IS HURTING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF LGBTQ YOUTH: Read more from Cronkite News.
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VALENTINA SAMPAIO HAS BECOME THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER WOMAN & MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: More from The New York Times.
Congrats on this historic cover, Valentina, and thank you for elevating transgender issues around the world! �� https://t.co/MJZjJWtK14— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 10, 2020
WASHINGTON NFL TEAM ANNOUNCES THEY WILL RETIRE NAME, LOGO: More from HRC.
This change is long overdue. We are grateful to all the advocates who have worked so tirelessly to bring an end to this terrible, racist name. We hope that the Washington team will center anti-racism and work to repair past harm going forward. https://t.co/EswF803xZH— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 13, 2020
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