GLENDALE, WI. CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from NBC15.

HRC MARKS THE 56TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM: More from HRC

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- TEACHING LGBTQ RIGHTS GAIN MOMENTUM IN UNITED STATES: “Having recognition of milestones in the movement toward equality (gives) LGBTQ students affirmation and a sense of belonging,” said HRC Director of HRC Foundation’s Children, Youth and Families Program Ellen Kahn (@ellenbkahn). “For non-LGBTQ students, it’s real history, it’s a real representation of the breath of diversity and better prepares them to live in an increasingly diverse world.” More from Openly

POLICE LAUNCH HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION AFTER TRANS WOMEN FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM L.A. BAR: More from NewNowNext

ATLANTA, G.A. FACES CHALLENGES AND ISSUES TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV: “[There is] a need for cities like Atlanta to diversify their funding portfolio to house people living with HIV if they believe and recognize that homelessness is both a driver of our epidemic, and health care for people living with HIV,” said Emily Halden Brown (@emilyhbrown), a housing advocate with the Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board. More from The Body

TRANSGENDER CUSTOMER SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT RISK OF FACING DAILY DISCRIMINATION: More from Colorado Springs Independent.

CONGRATS TO ALL LGBTQ AND ALLIED ARTISTS ON THEIR COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS: The nominees include Kacey Musgraves (@KaceyMusgraves), Lil Nas X (@LilNasX) and Maren Morris (@MarenMorris).

  • Lil Nas X makes history as the first openly gay man to be nominated at the CMAs. More from Advocate

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

TASMANIAN LGBTQ ADVOCATES PREPARE TO DEFEND STATE’S NON-DISCRIMINATION LAWS: More from Out In Perth

TRANS EQUALITY CAMPAIGN MOVES FORWARD IN AUSTRALIA: Advocates look toward New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland after Victoria recently passed a law to allow transgender and gender-expansive people to change their gender markers on their personal identification documents. More from The Guardian.

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Vice spotlights Spice Girls’ Melanie C’s (@MelanieCmusic) push for trans inclusion and acceptance

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