NEW WASHINGTON POST ANALYSIS FINDS THAT PROSECUTIONS OF HATE CRIMES IN D.C. HAVE DECREASED SIGNIFICANTLY: “Of the 178 suspected hate crimes in 2017, police closed 54 cases involving adults by arrest. Prosecutors charged two cases as hate crimes, and both were later dropped as part of plea deals,” write Michael E. Miller (@MikeMillerDC‏) and Steven Rich (@dataeditor). “The Post’s months-long analysis of more than 200,000 D.C. police and court records found that hate-crime prosecutions and convictions are at their lowest point in at least a decade.” Read the full story here.

TRUMP-PENCE ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO USE CORRECT PRONOUNS TO REFER TO TRANSGENDER WOMAN IN SCOTUS FILING: More from The Associated Press.

2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SPEAK OUT ABOUT TRANSGENDER RIGHTS: Through the National Center for Transgender Equality’s “TransForm the White House Forum,” the candidates are sharing how they would protect and advance trans rights. Read more from HRC, TIME and CBS News.

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- OHIO SEN. SHERROD BROWN AND AUTHOR CONNIE SCHULTZ SPEAK AT HRC CLEVELAND DINNER: More from HRC.

DANCE INSTRUCTOR & SHOP OWNER GIL RAMIREZ IS MAKING SPACE FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE IN A SMALL CALIFORNIA TOWN: Read more from Diana Marcum (@DianaMarcum) at the Los Angeles Times.

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE OVERTURNS WISCONSIN’S DISCRIMINATORY MEDICAID POLICY THAT EXCLUDED GENDER-AFFIRMING HEALTH CARE FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: More from PinkNews.

FINAL EPISODE OF POSE’S SEASON TWO AIRED LAST NIGHT: More from Mother Jones (warning -- spoilers at link).

HORRIBLE -- FLORIDA TEACHER REFUSES TO USE CORRECT PRONOUNS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENT, THREATENS TO KICK HER OUT OF CLASS: More from Business Insider.

TREY PEARSON RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH AND COMING OUT: More here.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

NATACHA RUBY FLORES (“SAMANTHA”), UNA MUJER TRANSGÉNERO ECUATORIANA, FUE ASESINADA EN LA PUERTA DE SU DOMICILIO LA SEMANA PASADA: Según sus familiares, Flores, estilista de profesión, fue encontrada sin vida el viernes 16 de agosto. Las cámaras de seguridad mostraron que una pareja condujo el ataque en la entrada de su edificio. Más de Ecuavisa.

U.K. JUDGE DENIES ASYLUM FOR GAY MAN ON GROUNDS THAT HE WAS NOT “EFFEMINATE” ENOUGH TO BE GAY: The case is set to be retried. More from Independent.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS ANTI-LGBTQ SENTIMENT ON THE RISE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT DON’T HAVE MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Conversely, acceptance of LGBTQ people has risen in countries that recognize same-sex marriage. More from Reuters.

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HRC congratulates visionary filmmaker and openly transgender woman Lana Wachowski, who will return to write and direct Matrix 4; Advocate interviews Gamal Palmer (@gamaljason), SVP of Leadership Development at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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