HRC MOURNS PEBBLES LADIME “DIME” DOE, A BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Tragically, Doe’s death is 15th known case of deadly violence against the transgender community in 2019, and the second in South Carolina in the last few weeks alone. On July 20, Denali Berries Stuckey, also a Black transgender woman, was killed in North Charleston. More from HRC.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING -- SAME-SEX COUPLE ADOPTS SIX SIBLINGS AFTER THEY SPENT HALF A DECADE IN FOSTER CARE: “I finally have a real family,” said one of the siblings. More from Georgia Slater (@GeorgiaHSlater) at People.

KANSAS GOV. LAURA KELLY SUPPORTS LGBTQ KIDS IN FOSTER CARE: Under Kelly’s leadership, the state’s child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to recognize LGBTQ children “by their preferred identity if it differs from their sex assigned at birth.” More from NBC.

NEW JERSEY MAYOR PUSHES BACK ON LAW THAT BRINGS LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM INTO SCHOOLS: In response, John Oliveira of Garden State Equality (@GSEquality) said: “You cannot opt out of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum just like you cannot opt out of science or Black history simply because of ill-informed or close-minded personal beliefs. LGBTQ history is a part of American history.” More from Ashbury Park Press and The Washington Post.

RHODE ISLAND GOV. GINA RAIMONDO PLANS TO ADD NON-BINARY OPTION FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS: More from the Providence Journal.

HOMEWOOD, ALABAMA, MAN FACING CHARGE OVER LEAVING THREATENING NOTE ABOUT LGBTQ PRIDE FLAG: More from WVTM13.

NEW YALE STUDY SHOWS THAT DOCTORS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD LGBTQ PATIENTS CHANGE AFTER TRAINING: Researchers found that the more contact and positive interactions non-LGBTQ docs have with LGBTQ patients, the less bias they hold. More from WSHU.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

CRICKET AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES INCLUSIVE POLICY FOR TRANSGENDER AND GENDER-EXPANSIVE PLAYERS: “Discrimination of any sort has no place in the game,” said Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) CEO Kevin Roberts. More from The Guardian.

FOUR CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES TO CHALLENGE COLONIAL-ERA LAW CRIMINALIZING SAME-SEX RELATIONS: More from Washington Blade.

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Out spotlights author and queer activist Charlene Carruthers’ (@CharleneCac) powerful eulogy to the late author and writer Toni Morrison; Austin Chronicle dives into the history of the LGBTQ movement in Austin; Vogue profiles LGBTQ advocate and ally Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13).

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