- May 20, 2020
NEW HRC RESEARCH ON LGBTQ CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT DURING COVID-19: The brief provides information about the risk that LGBTQ children and youth, of which there are at least 2 million in the United States alone, will face amidst COVID-19, as well as resources available to them as they navigate these times. As the economic and health consequences of COVID-19 become reality to families across the globe, the increased risk of child abuse has especially garnered the attention of the media as well as leading national professional associations such as the American Psychological Association. Read the brief here.
- Join HRC tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET for a webinar on LGBTQ youth mental health:
TONIGHT -- HRC TO HOST VIRTUAL IFTAR EVENT: Remaining Home in Faith: Virtual Iftar is the third in HRC’s “Remaining Home in Faith” series. The virtual faith services are a continuation of HRC’s “Coming Home to Faith: A Search for Common Ground” tour, with a goal of building bridges and strengthening the ties between faith and LGBTQ communities. More from HRC.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- PRIDELAND FROM PBS TO EXPLORE LGBTQ LIVES IN THE SOUTH: The series, hosted by Dyllón Burnside, features HRC’s Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) and Carmarion Anderson. More from PBS.
So excited to share this journey of a lifetime. I traveled back home to the South to uncover the current experience of LGBTQ+ people living there. Digital series premieres May 26. Hour special airing June 12 on @PBS #lgbt #queer #pride�� #documentary https://t.co/ZlWNiLERxg pic.twitter.com/zEzYUTzOT6— Dyllón Burnside (@dyllonburnside) May 19, 2020
NEW WILLIAMS INSTITUTE STUDY SHOWS 17% OF LGB POPULATION HAS EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS: Black and Latinx LGB populations face even higher rates of homelessness, as well as bisexual and transgender people of all races. More from LGBTQ Nation.
- The panel took place in honor of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. More on this day from Global Equality.
IN THE STATES
MICHIGAN TO SEND ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN STATE: “No one should choose between their health and their ability to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Secretary Benson has set the standard for states across the nation and prioritized the health and safety of Michiganders ahead of partisan politics,” said HRC Campaigns Director Geoff Wetrosky. “Voting absentee is one of the best, safest and most accessible ways of performing elections during the ongoing international pandemic. We strongly encourage election officials across the country to follow suit.” More from Detroit Free Press.
NYC COUNCIL MEMBERS URGE CITY TO REVIVE LGBTQ EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: The program, launched last year, provided job training and opportunities to homeless LGBTQ young people. More from Queens Daily Eagle.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
ALBANIA ORDER OF PSYCHOLOGISTS TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO PRACTICE SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: This move by the order, formed by the country’s parliament in 2017, is tantamount to a legislative ban on the dangerous practice, reports The Advocate.
LGBTQ ADVOCATES IN SOUTH KOREA FORM TASK FORCE TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION DURING COVID-19: More from Washington Blade.