- April 1, 2019
HRC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY 2019: Held annually on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. Read more from HRC.
- As the world yesterday marked Transgender Day of Visibility, police said they are investigating the shooting death of Ashanti Carmon, a transgender woman from Maryland. Her fiance told NBC4 he couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to hurt her. More from NBC4.
In November, HRC released a report detailing the ongoing epidemic of violence targeting the transgender community, particularly Black transgender women.
- HRC’s Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) speaks with El Pais about the Trump-Pence discriminatory ban on transgender troops. Read the interview at El Pais.
- Among nine trans activists you should know -- HRC’s Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride). Read more at Elite Daily.
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF APPEALS TO BRUNEI TO HALT LAW THAT WOULD PUNISH LGBTQ PEOPLE WITH TORTURE AND DEATH: “I appeal to the Government to stop the entry into force of this draconian new penal code, which would mark a serious setback for human rights protections for the people of Brunei if implemented,” Michelle Bachelet said in a statement earlier today. HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) said that “it is imperative that our leaders -- including Donald Trump and Mike Pence -- make it clear that this law must not move forward. The world needs our leadership.” More from Reuters.
What a night! We’re so grateful to Senators @CoryBooker and @KamalaHarris for their leadership on LGBTQ equality and we were honored to welcome them last night to @HRC’s LA Gala. https://t.co/IY14j15pNq— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) April 1, 2019
LGBTQ WORKERS LEAVE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OVER “TREATMENT OF ITS LGBTQ EMPLOYEES”: More from BuzzFeed.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
TENS OF THOUSANDS PROTEST MEETING OF U.S. HATE GROUP IN VERONA, ITALY: The presence of the virulently anti-LGBTQ World Congress of Families turned the city into a “battlefield,” reported Giada Zampano (@GZampano) of Politico. Read more at LGBTQ Nation and Politico.
NEW STUDY SHOWS LESS THAN HALF OF URBAN MILLENNIALS IN INDIA FIND LGBTQ RELATIONSHIPS ACCEPTABLE: More from Gay Star News.
U.N. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP) AND WORLD BANK PROPOSE NEW INDICATORS IN EFFORT TO DEVELOP “INCLUSION INDEX” FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from SDG Knowledge Hub.
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Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that foundations must to do more to support transgender people