- July 21, 2020
TODAY AT 3 PM EDT -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINS DILLARD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FOR FIRESIDE CHAT: HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) and Dr. Walter Kimbrough (@HipHopPrez) will discuss the importance of committing to LGBTQ inclusion, and protection on college campuses in the wake of COVID-19. The event will stream live on HRC’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube). Read more from HRC.
HRC LAUNCHES A NEW APP, TEAM, FOR VIRTUAL ORGANIZING LEADING UP TO THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS: Learn more here.
HRC OPPOSES PROPOSED HUD RULE CHANGE THAT WOULD REMOVE PROTECTIONS FOR TRANS AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE: “This proposed rule is unconscionable and yet another instance of the administration’s blatant discrimination against transgender people, while needlessly putting lives at risk,” said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy (@david_stacy). “In the midst of a global pandemic and an epidemic of ongoing violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, the Trump-Pence administration is encouraging and facilitating discrimination against transgender people. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold them accountable at the ballot box.” More from Vox and American Independent.
- Some local shelters, like many in Denton, Texas, will continue to serve individuals based on their gender identity. Read more about those shelters from the Denton Record-Chronicle.
TUESDAY TWEET -- UNITED WE DREAM SHINES A BRIGHT LIGHT ON FATE OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS DURING COVID-19:
Congress has refused to include immigrants in the COVID-19 relief packages. Congress has days to make it right.— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) July 19, 2020
Because of the pandemic, Viktor was caught between the wellbeing of their family and their ability to make ends.
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BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION PANEL DISCUSSES MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR BIPOC COMMUNITY: Lady Gaga’s (@ladygaga) Born This Way Foundation (@BTWFoundation) hosted a panel conversation about the unique mental health needs of the BIPOC community and how you can be there for someone who needs support. Throughout this month and beyond, HRC has shared how BIPOC -- especially QTBIPOC -- have been disproportionately affected by recent events, including the COVID-19, shining a spotlight on the need to discuss unique mental health needs. More from Yahoo Life.
- ICYMI, during #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, HRC is partnering with Cox Communications on a PSA in support of QTBIPOC. More from HRC.
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