THE TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN IS PUTTING PATIENTS’ ACCESS TO LIFESAVING TREATMENT AND MEDICATION AT RISK: More from The AIDS Institute.

NORMAN, OK. CITY COUNCIL PASSES NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ RESIDENTS: On Wednesday night, Norman became the first city in Oklahoma to approve comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents in employment, housing and public accommodations. More from the Oklahoma Daily.

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SCHOOL OFFICIAL WHO HARASSED WEST VIRGINIA TRANS TEEN IN BATHROOM: More from The Washington Post.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- NFL VETERAN RYAN RUSSELL SHARES POWERFUL COMING OUT STORY: “The career you choose shouldn't dictate the parts of yourself that you embrace,” writes Russell (@RKRelentless) to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz). More from ESPN.

I JUST WANT TO BE MYSELF -- HANOVER, PA. TEEN SHARES HIS JOURNEY ON COMING OUT AS TRANSGENDER: “If you feel like you’re something other than who you should be then it’s who you are,” said Ashton. Read more from Kaitlin Greenockle (@kaitlinroseg) in The Evening Sun.

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA INSTITUTE TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS AMONG LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS IN TUCSON: The University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women will support a project that links homeless LGBTQ young adults in Tucson to trauma-informed system of care that includes housing, health care, case management and mental health treatment. More from the University of Arizona.

THE 2019 U.S. CONFERENCE ON AIDS WILL FOCUS ON ENDING THE HIV EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA: “There are 1.2 million Americans living with HIV right now,” says Paul Kawata (@pkawata), executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). “Every year, there are about 40,000 new cases.” More from Metro Weekly.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

LAWMAKERS IN MEXICAN STATE OF OAXACA APPROVE CHANGING CIVIL CODE TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:More from Associated Press.

OUTRAGEOUS -- CAYMAN ISLANDS APPEALS TO OVERTURN HISTORIC COURT RULING THAT APPROVED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: More from Reuters.

GUATEMALA’S FIRST OPENLY LGBTQ CONGRESSMAN TO TAKE OFFICE: “I’m bringing a human rights agenda to those who haven’t had a voice in the congress of the republic,” said Aldo Davila (@AldoDavilagt). More from Reuters.

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Pink News shares touching video of trans man receiving his Gender Recognition Certificate legally identifying him as male.

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