- December 5, 2019
HRC FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYERS IN MEXICO FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO LGBT INCLUSION: Today, the HRC Foundation launched its third annual HRC Equidad MX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral, a survey evaluating LGBT workplace inclusion within major Mexican businesses and multinationals. Since its inception, the program has experienced unprecedented growth -- this year, 120 employers have earned top ratings in the 2020 HRC Equidad MX report, reflecting their commitment to LGBT equality and adoption of essential LGBT-inclusive policies and practices in their workplaces. Read more from HRC in English and Español, Reuters and Expansión.
- Check out HRC’s Milagros Chirinos speaking with ADN40 about the unprecedented progress in LGBTQ workplace equality in Mexico: HRC compartió un adelanto del crecimiento sin precedentes de HRC Equidad MX con Monica Garza (@monicagarzag) en los estudios de ADN40. Milagros Chirinos (@MChirinos84) de HRC y Francisco Robledo (@PacoRobledo) Socio Implementador del programa hablaron sobre el éxito de la encuesta anual de inclusión LGBT laboral. Más de HRC.
.@HRC compartió un adelanto del crecimiento sin precedentes de #HRCEquidadMX con @monicagarzag en los estudios de @ADN40. @MChirinos84 de HRC y @PacoRobledo Socio Implementador del programa hablaron sobre el éxito de la encuesta anual de inclusión LGBT laboral. pic.twitter.com/T3IVbuyPcZ— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) December 4, 2019
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- 14 LGBTQ ACTIVISTS TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER: Including HRC President Alphonso David (@alphonsodavid); Rep. Sharice Davids (@repdavids); actor, model and activist Chella Man (@chellamanart); singer and songwriter Sam Smith (@samsmith); podcaster and “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn); and actor Billy Porter (@theebillyporter). See the full list from Austa Somvichian-Clausen at The Hill.
ANTI-EQUALITY EXTREMISTS CONTINUE TO ATTACK TRANSGENDER & NON-BINARY YOUTH: “There’s been this incredibly wonderful and impactful rise in visibility of transgender people in the public sphere,” said HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel Cathryn Oakley (@CthrynOkly). “But at the same time, I think there are many folks who are not educated who have a lot of confusion, who have a lot of questions.” Read more from Laura Thompson (@laura__thomp) at Mother Jones.
THE CASTRO DISTRICT IN SAN FRANCISCO HELD A VIGIL TO MOURN AND REMEMBER THE DEATHS OF SUPERVISOR HARVEY MILK AND MAYOR GEORGE MOSCONE: More from The Bay Area Reporter.
TEXAS STATE AGENCY REBUKES WACO JUSTICE OF THE PEACE WHO REFUSED TO PERFORM SAME-SEX MARRIAGES: More from the Austin American-Statesman.
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LIL NAS X (@LilNasX) BECOMES THE FIRST OPENLY GAY ARTIST & FIRST ARTIST OF COLOR ON FORBES’ LIST OF HIGHEST-PAID COUNTRY ACTS 2019: Read more from The Grio.
OPENLY QUEER ACTOR JO ELLEN PELLMAN CAST IN LEAD ROLE IN MOVIE ADAPTATION OF HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL THE PROM: More from NewNowNext.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ZAMBIA DANIEL FOOTE SAYS HE IS “HORRIFIED” BY 15-YEAR JAIL SENTENCE FOR SAME-SEX COUPLE: Read more from the Associated Press.
JAKOB FAUERBY & SILAS HOST BECOME FIRST SAME-SEX DANCING COUPLE TO WIN DENMARK’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS”: “We would not have stood here if Denmark did not have an open mind and also had courage and dared to do so,” Holst said. Read more from Out Magazine.
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Variety & PrideSource speak with the cast and crew of “The L Word: Generation Q”; Outsports shares a moving story from Gavin Parker on coming out as gay to his college hockey team