TRANSGENDER IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS FACE ABUSE, NEGLECT AND HARASSMENT IN U.S. DETENTION FACILITIES: “I was placed where everyone can see me,” said Ishalaa Ortega (@Ishalaa), a transgender woman from Tijuana, Mexico. “My makeup was destroyed, facial hair was growing, and they could laugh at me. Even the police officers were laughing at me.” Read more from Alexia Puente at the Texas Observer.

THIS BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON, LEARN MORE ABOUT HRC FOUNDATION’S HBCU PROGRAM: The HBCU Program empowers LGBTQ young people to lead effectively at the intersections of race, religion, gender identity, class and sexual orientation on their campuses and in their communities: Learn more here.

TUESDAY TWEET -- KARAMO BROWN SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR TRANS & NON-BINARY PEOPLE AFTER TRUMP-PENCE EFFORTS TO ABANDON PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES: More here.

HOW NON-BINARY IDENTITY IS RESHAPING FASHION: More from The New York Times.

THE GUARDIAN SPORTS WRITER NICKY BANDINI (@NickyBandini) COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER: More from The Guardian.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

LEADER OF CONSERVATIVE RULING PARTY IN POLAND CONDEMNS LGBTQ PRIDE MARCHES: More from Openly.

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY POLICE BAN PALESTINIAN LGBTQ ORG FROM HOLDING ACTIVITIES IN THE WEST BANK: More from The New York Times.

BERLIN MEMORIAL TO LGBTQ PEOPLE KILLED IN HOLOCAUST VANDALIZED: More from Associated Press.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Outsports interviews openly bisexual track and field athlete Kaitlyn Long (@kaitlynlong34); Los Angeles Blade reports on disturbing reports of anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ actions in Southern California.

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