- August 17, 2018
HRC’S SARAH MCBRIDE ON THE ROAD ACROSS WISCONSIN TO #TURNOUT VOTERS AHEAD OF THE MIDTERMS:
So excited to be headed to one of my favorite states, Wisconsin, for a week-long swing through the state with @HRC_WI! Join us as we mobilize Equality Voters ahead of November! The road to a pro-equality majority in Congress goes through Wisconsin! https://t.co/MSXfeh4IAm pic.twitter.com/a50lgz1Vmf— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) August 16, 2018
PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DETERMINES STATE NONDISCRIM LAWS PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE: While the Pennsylvania Fairness Act would make the Human Rights Commission’s decision solidified into law, the determination will help countless LGBTQ people in the Keystone State seek justice. More from BillPenn.
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- HEATHER MATARAZZO RECEIVES HRC’S VISIBILITY AWARD IN SAN DIEGO: Actress, writer and producer Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) shared the powerful story of meeting her partner and the vital importance of visibility and vulnerability, saying, “We’re all worthy of love. We’re all worthy of life. Every single one of us -- we are worthy of being seen, we are worthy of being here. We are worthy. Period.” Watch here.
FATHER OF MURDERED TRANS WOMAN -- “MY DAUGHTER… WAS A FUN PERSON, A LOVING PERSON”: Cathalina Christina James, 24, was fatally shot in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 24 -- the third transgender woman murdered and the fourth shot in the Florida city this year. More from News4jax.
Cathalina Christina James would have been 25 this weekend. Instead of celebrating, her father is sharing his grief since his transgender daughter was murdered in June. "It’s a deep hurt. I feel like no parent should ever have to bury a child." #SayHerName https://t.co/EX680qi94O— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 16, 2018
ICYMI -- CLARKSDALE BECOMES THIRD MISSISSIPPI CITY TO PASS LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE NONDISCRIM ORDINANCE: “This is exciting for the community of Clarksdale and shows the LGBTQ community that Mississippi is a place of acceptance,” said HRC Mississippi State Director Rob Hill. “It means a lot for myself, as an LGBTQ Mississippian. To have a community say that people like me are valuable. That we are worth protecting.” More from Into.
HRC DEPLOYS STAFF ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO #TURNOUT THE VOTE: More from HRC.
MAN CHARGED IN SHOOTING OF TRANS WOMAN IN DETROIT TO BE TRIED UNDER MICHIGAN’S HATE CRIME LAW: Deonton A. Rogers is accused of shooting a trans woman outside of a gas station last month. The woman was hospitalized and survived. More from Click On Detroit.
UTAH PARENT-ADVOCATES MEET WITH LAWMAKERS ABOUT NEED TO ALLOW YOUTH TO UPDATE GENDER ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES: More from The Associated Press.
SETTLEMENT IN ACLU LAWSUIT ALLEGING LGBTQ INMATES IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WERE KEPT IN CELL FOR 23 HOURS A DAY: The county will be required to explore more housing options for LGBTQ inmates; lift restrictions on participation in activities including work and religious meetings; and establish a committee that meets with LGBTQ inmates. More from Los Angeles Times.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
GERMANY’S CABINET APPROVES THIRD GENDER OPTION FOR OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS: It requires parliamentary approval before becoming law. More from Deutsche Welle.
PROFESSOR AND TV PERSONALITY IN JAPAN COMES OUT IN RESPONSE TO POLITICIAN’S ANTI-LGBTQ ATTACKS: Robert Campbell noted he and his partner will celebrate their 20th anniversary next year. More from The Asahi Shimbun.
RUSSIAN VILLAGE OF SEVEN RESIDENTS HOPED TO HOST COUNTRY’S FIRST LGBTQ PRIDE PARADE, UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTERFERED: More from The Washington Post.
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The New York Times offers tips for attending a same-sex wedding (otherwise known as a… wedding); Real Change reviews an art exhibit honoring transgender victims of violence; Out Magazine interviews Casey Cott (@CaseyCott), Anthony Ramos (@ARamosofficial) and Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg) for its September cover; Leo Weekly profiles openly gay heavyweight champion Stu Perry; MTV previews the upcoming documentary ‘Quiet Heroes,” on the HIV and AIDS crisis
Don’t miss the @LogoTV premiere of “Quiet Heroes,” the story of one doctor’s determination to help the HIV/AIDs crisis. Check out https://t.co/EC7ARSqg8w for more info + watch the doc August 23rd at 8/7c. pic.twitter.com/aBR9liWKBD— MTV (@MTV) August 16, 2018
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