- May 7, 2020
ICMYI -- HRC ENDORSES JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT: The endorsement comes on the 8th anniversary of Biden’s endorsement of marriage equality in an interview on Meet the Press. “Vice President Joe Biden is the leader our community and our country need at this moment,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). More from HRC, NewNowNext and MSNBC.
- Last night, Vice President Biden joined David in an HRC Joe Biden Fireside Chat to discuss what is at stake for the LGBTQ community in the 2020 election. “There’s been an epidemic of violence against trans women, particularly trans women of color,” said Biden. “Hatred and bigotry weren’t born when Trump took office but let's be clear he’s giving it safe harbor.” Watch the fireside chat here.
HRC ENDORSES THE NATIONAL DISASTER AND EMERGENCY BALLOT ACT OF 2020: “The right to vote is a fundamental part of our democracy,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Congress must act to help states keep voters safe and encourage participation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.” More from HRC.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Congress must act to help states keep voters safe and encourage participation in the face of #COVID19.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 7, 2020
We are proud to join @VotoLatino and partner organizations in this effort. ⤵️ https://t.co/DR3XjXB8Xy
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- GAMBIER, OH ADOPTS NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from Mount Vernon News.
BREAKING: Gambier becomes the 29th city in Ohio to pass comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people. Congrats to the city’s queer comunity on their hard-fought victory. �� ��️�� https://t.co/uUynoKCotd— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) May 5, 2020
HRC JOINS OVER 50 CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP TO SEND LETTER DEMANDING MITCH MCCONNEL TO HALT “DANGEROUS AND IRRESPONSIBLE” JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS AMID PANDEMIC: "The Senate must use its time to address the growing concerns of a nation confronting increasing death and illness, severely high unemployment, rampant food insecurity, insufficient access to health care, and long-term economic uncertainty,” reads the letter. More from Newsweek.
HRC SENDS LETTER TO OPPOSE THE NOMINATION OF JUSTIN WALKER FOR THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS: More from HRC.
Amidst a pandemic, Justin Walker’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act threatens access to health care for millions of Americans. @HRC is strongly against his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. https://t.co/SWn3ca82R6 pic.twitter.com/QsShjGAkMU— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 7, 2020
U.S. LAWMAKERS CALL FOR DATA COLLECTION ON LGBTQ PATIENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19: "We are facing a global public health crisis, and as in all emergencies, the most marginalized are at increased risk," said HRC President Alphonso David. "It is important to know and understand the unique impact of the virus on the LGBTQ community so that we can prepare to weather this crisis as we have weathered crises before." More from Reuters.
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EASTSIDERS STAR KIT WILLIAMSON ON QUEER REPRESENTATION ON TV: LGBTQ CHARACTERS “SAVED MY LIFE”: More from People.
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Good Morning America shares a heartwarming meeting between Billy Porter (@theeBillyPorter) and a nurse who is at the frontlines fighting COVID-19