HRC AND COALITION PARTNERS SUBMIT OVER 130,000 PUBLIC COMMENTS ON TRUMP’S PROPOSED ATTACK ON TRANS HEALTH CARE: “The Trump-Pence administration’s proposal undermines crucial non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people provided by the Affordable Care Act and puts LGBTQ people at greater risk of being denied health care solely based on their sexual orientation or gender identity,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “We oppose this proposal in the strongest terms.” More from HRC.

HRC ANNOUNCES FELLOWSHIP TO ADVANCE PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP FOR TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR: Elevate  is a pilot program that seeks to develop the leadership capacity of transgender women in the South to increase career opportunities and improve public health systems. “Black and Latinx transgender women are often overlooked within the workforce, specifically in public health,” said HRC Foundation’s Director of HIV & Health Equity J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall (@McCantsPearsall). “As we seek to give voice to those who have been pushed to the margins, it is important that we develop and expand access to equitable professional development opportunities.” More from HRC.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NC’S SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: There’s a stark difference between  HRC-endorsed candidate Dan McCready and his Sept. 10 opponent, Dan Bishop:

  • Bishop is the chief architect of HB2, legislation that barred people in the state from using bathrooms, locker rooms and other public facilities that align with their gender identity;
  • The passage of HB2 resulted in an estimated $3.76 billion in lost business in North Carolina;
  • Bishop was an investor in Gab, a social media site that serves as a forum for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far right extremists; and, as if that wasn't enough;
  • Bishop opposes expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which could provide coverage for up to 600,000 low-income North Carolinians.

More from HRC.

TOMORROW -- IN FIRST ACT, NEW HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID TO MAKE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN RICHMOND: David will make a special announcement regarding the 2019 Virginia legislative elections -- his first action as president,  and first media availability since joining the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. To RSVP or get a livestream link, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

APPALLING -- ANTI-LGBTQ ARIZONA ELECTED OFFICIAL RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE: Ron Gould has made disturbing anti-LGBTQ comments. More from Phoenix New Times.

WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- LGBTQ KIDS & FAMILIES DESERVE SCHOOLS THAT ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE: “Back to school season means extra work and anxiety for queer parents, parents of a queer kid and LGBTQ students,” writes Amber Leventry (@AmberLeventry) in a powerful piece for Romper. “That needs to change and that change has to come from educators and school administrators.” Read the full piece here

OHIO TEEN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO SHOOT LGBTQ BAR AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Justin Olsen, 18, was found at a residence with an estimated 10,000 rounds of ammunition. More from ABC.

  • And in Las Vegas, the man arrested for threatening to attack LGBTQ and Jewish communities is scheduled to appear in court on August 23. More from KTVQ.

HENRY BELOLO, CO-FOUNDER OF ICONIC DISCO GROUP THE VILLAGE PEOPLE, PASSED AWAY EARLIER THIS MONTH: More from The New York Times

VIRGINIA RESTAURANT SERVER HARASSED FOR BEING LGBTQ AWARDED $20,000 IN DISCRIMINATION SUIT: More from Pink News.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

CAMEROONIAN LGBTQ ACTIVIST MARC LAMBERT LAMBA DIES UNEXPECTEDLY: Read more about his life and work from Robbie Corey-Boulet (@rcoreyb) at The Nation

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NewNowNext interviews and advocate working to make NYC’s homeless shelters more LGBTQ-inclusive; Out Magazine mourns Miriam Rivera, known as the world’s first transgender reality television star; NewNowNext reports that unpublished works by Marcel Proust with LGBTQ themes will be published

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