HISTORY IN THE MAKING -- HRC ENDORSES SARAH MCBRIDE:  “At a time when equality is under attack at the federal level, it has never been more important for states like Delaware to show the nation what is possible when we reject the politics of division and embrace the politics of progress,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “We’re proud to endorse Sarah’s historic candidacy, and cannot wait to call her Senator McBride.” More from HRC and Delaware Public Media

HRC LAUNCHES SURVEY TO CAPTURE LGBTQ VOTING EXPERIENCES: When LGBTQ people vote, we make a big difference. �� However, many have faced barriers accessing the polls, particularly transgender people and LGBTQ people of color. HRC is collecting data to better understand our community’s experience with voting. More at hrc.im/VotingSurvey.

MUST-WATCH MONDAY -- EXTRA SPEAKS TO OPENLY BI ‘BACHELOR IN PARADISE’ STAR DEMI BURNETT (@demi_burnett): More from Extra.

TRANS WOMAN ATTACKED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA: Local police are finalizing their report, but have not confirmed if the investigation has concluded. The victim, J, alleges she was called anti-trans slurs, choked and knocked unconscious by a group of men. More from San Luis Obispo Tribune.

POSE STARS TALK ABOUT THE NEED FOR HAPPY ENDINGS IN LGBTQ MEDIA: More from Vice.

PRO-EQUALITY UNITED METHODISTS MEET TO DISCUSS UPDATING CHURCH POLICIES FOR LGBTQ MEMBERS: The group, known as UMCNext, are hoping to change denominational policies banning marriage equality and ordaining LGBTQ clergy. More from AL.com.

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID MEETS WITH LGBTQ LATINX COMMUNITY LEADERS IN LAS VEGAS: Being LGBTQ and Latinx sometimes means balancing what can feel like two disparate identities, several organizers in those communities shared in a roundtable discussion at the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada (@thecenterlv). Read more from Megan Messerly (@meganmesserly) in the Nevada Independent

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

TURKEY DEPORTING VULNERABLE SYRIANS, INCLUDING LGBTQ PEOPLE, DESPITE LEGAL PROTECTIONS: One such Syrian, a trans woman, was deported even after recently having a UNHCR protection officer assigned to her case. More from The Guardian.

HRC ANNOUNCES 3RD YEAR OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS IN PRIDE: The 2019 partners include advocates and organizations in Colombia, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Ecuador, Ukraine, Barbados, Uganda, Bermuda and Jordan. More from HRC.

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Advocate interviews Christine Elise (@celisemccarthy) about her openly lesbian character (of her same name) on the 90210 reboot; HRC suggests five resources for LGBTQ youth during back-to-school season.

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