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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.

  • The event will be livestreamed across HRC’s platforms. RSVP here or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you are a member of the media.

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.

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.

HRC REMEMBERS LGBTQ ADVOCATE AND FORMER BOARD MEMBER DAN MAUNEY: More from WBTV and HRC.

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.

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.

IN THE STATES

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.

WASHINGTON NFL TEAM ANNOUNCES THEY WILL RETIRE NAME, LOGO: More from HRC.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune captures photos of LGBTQ people, showing “What Pride Means to Me,” including HRC Youth Ambassador Sam Moehlig; Business Insider covers key terms to know about race, gender and diversity

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