- March 27, 2020
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINS SLATE’S LGBTQ PODCAST, “OUTWARD,” TO DISCUSS COVID-19’S IMPACT ON THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: David (@AlphonsoDavid) joined hosts J. Bryan Lowder (@jbryanlowder), Rumaan Alam (@Rumaan) and Christina Cauterucci (@c_cauterucci) to look at comparisons between the COVID-19 health crisis and the early days of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, and talk about how the LGBTQ community can stay organized while we’re unable to come together. More from Slate.
TODAY -- HRC HOSTS WEBINAR AT 3PM EDT ON COVID-19 AND PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV: More from HRC.
ANTI-LGBTQ CARDINAL BLAMES COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS ON LGBTQ PEOPLE: “The harmful words of Cardinal Burke are immoral and unjustifiable,” said HRC Religion & Faith Program Director Michael Vazquez (@mvsebastian). “He is putting countless Catholics around the world at risk with his statement, including LGBTQ people. At the same time, he is further stigmatizing LGBTQ people who are uniquely impacted by COVID-19. In this moment of crisis, the Catholic Church must lead by encouraging social distancing and supporting the most vulnerable communities -- including the LGBTQ community.” Read more from The Advocate.
FRIDAY FEELING -- ADVOCATING FOR COMPETENT HEALTH CARE AND VISIBILITY AS A BI+ MAN: “For many, growing up bi+ means having a hard time finding the right words to describe yourself,” writes HRC Senior Writer for Online Strategy Ryan Carey-Mahoney (@thegoodcarmah). “For some bi+ men, that means pushing part of you aside to live a life in the closet -- and for others, that means coming out as something we’re told is more ‘real’ like gay, or to a shrieking chorus of ‘it’s just a phase’ invalidation. We, as a collective community, need to do better. And there’s no better time to engage than right now as we commemorate Bisexual Health Awareness Month.” Read more from HRC.
HRC JOINS MORE THAN 270 ORGANIZATIONS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PASS COVID-19 RELIEF LEGISLATION THAT PROTECTS EVERY AMERICAN -- ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH DISABILITIES: More from HRC.
AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM LEAVES LGBTQ PEOPLE AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO COVID-19: “There is no federal law that expressly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “If I live in one of those 29 states where there are no affirmative protections and I’m facing discrimination in the allocation of services, where do I go?” Read more from Nico Lang (@Nico_Lang) at VICE.
IN THE STATES
TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN FILES TRANSPHOBIC STATEMENT OF INTEREST IN CONN. COURT CASE: More from HRC.
The Trump-Pence administration is once again attacking the trans community and reaffirming its dangerous stance towards LGBTQ people. We will continue to fight so all transgender people - especially trans youth - are treated fairly in every part of society. https://t.co/KTmoTmR88B— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 26, 2020
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