VICTORY IN MISSOURI -- FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS STATE’S 8-WEEK ABORTION BAN: More from CNN and USA Today.

  • NCTE’s Gillian Branstetter on how Trump’s attacks on Planned Parenthood impact trans people: “The fights for reproductive justice and transgender equality are inextricably linked,” writes Branstetter (@GBBranstetter). “Each of our movements must combat coordinated and overlapping attacks on the rights of anyone who needs reproductive health care, transgender people included.” More from Out

TEXAS-BASED RAICES CONTINUES TO TIRELESSLY ADVOCATE FOR LGBTQ MIGRANTS: Cristian Sánchez (@Cristian_S_Tx) of the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) says they provide transportation and housing assistance to migrants once they’re at the Mexico-U.S. border. “We made the decision to help them the rest of the way because they were suffering some discrimination within the caravan and just felt their needs weren’t really being listened to in the group decisions,” said Sánchez. More from the Washington Blade.

WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- PROPUBLICA INVESTIGATES THE DANGERS OF TSA BODY SCANNERS FOR TRANSGENDER TRAVELERS: Shortcomings of TSA’s technology and insufficient training of its staff will often lead to invasive searches for transgender and gender non-conforming travelers. Read more from Lucas Waldron (@lhwaldron) and Brenda Medina (@BrendaMedinar) in ProPublica.

DANCING FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY AND ACCEPTANCE: Lifetime’s Dance Moms sends a powerful message to LGBTQ community by spotlighting the music and storyline of the hit Broadway musical The Prom. More from HRC

TWENTY-FIVE NEW JERSEY HOSPITALS GET TOP RANKING FOR EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE TREATMENT OF LGBTQ PATIENTS: Twenty-five New Jersey health care facilities received the top score in HRC’s 12th annual Health Care Equality Index, which scores health care facilities across the nation on more than 50 policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. More from NJ101.5

NEGATIVE FALLOUT FOR LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR QUIT IN PROTEST OVER TRUMP ENDORSEMENT: More from the Washington Blade

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

LA CORTE IDH VE POR PRIMERA VEZ EL CASO DE VIOLENCIA CONTRA AZUL ROJAS MARÍN, UNA MUJER TRANSGÉNERO PERUANA: Azul Rojas Marín, una mujer transgénero de 37 años, quien fue verbal y físicamente abusada por tres miembros de la policía nacional en febrero 2008, tuvo finalmente la oportunidad de ser escuchada y buscar justicia. Lea más del autor Carlos J. Zelada en El Comercio

RUSSIAN BAKERY FINED FOR SIGN BANNING LGBTQ PATRONS: More from Moscow Times.

SAME-SEX COUPLE HELPED BY ENGLISH CRICKET PLAYER BEN STOKES: The two say that Stokes (@benstokes38) intervened in an anti-LGBTQ attack against the couple. More from Mirror.

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Advocate spotlights Wazina Zondon (@wazinazondon) and what it means to be queer and Muslim in America; Out shares that Teddy Quinlivan (@teddy_quinlivan) will become Chanel’s first-ever openly trans model

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