- February 5, 2020
HISTORY IN THE MAKING -- WITH MORE THAN 70% OF IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS IN, PETE BUTTIGIEG IS POISED TO BECOME FIRST OPENLY-LGBTQ MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATE TO FINISH AT OR NEAR TOP OF A PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST: “It's extraordinary,” Buttigieg, speaking emotionally in New Hampshire, said of his slim lead in Iowa. “It also, I hope, means something to a lot of people wondering if they fit in, people who are different, people who don't know if they belong in their community, or in their family. This is proof you can believe in yourself and in your country.” More from CNN.
For the first time, an openly LGBTQ candidate put points on the board in a presidential contest. Truly a historic moment as results come in from the #IowaCaucuses.— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) February 5, 2020
THE DISSEMBLER-IN-CHIEF USES STATE OF THE UNION TO SEED HARMFUL LIES: During last night’s State of the Union, HRC highlighted Trump’s record on demonizing immigrants, cutting funding for HIV and AIDS and placing anti-LGBTQ judges on the bench at all levels. Read more of last night’s coverage on HRC’s Twitter.
HRC ENDORSES CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYWOMAN CHRISTY SMITH FOR U.S. CONGRESS: Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “As a former school board president, Smith brought her unique experience to the California Assembly and became a champion for LGBTQ students. HRC is proud to endorse her bid and will work to ensure she joins the pro-equality majority in the House of Representatives.” More from HRC.
This National Black HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, join @HRC, @NativeSonNow and @TheBodyDotCom for CommUNITY Voices, a discussion and listening session on health, faith and relationships. #NBHAAD— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) February 5, 2020
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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- BILLY PORTER GIVES THE LGBTQ STATE OF THE UNION FOR LOGO: More from USA Today.
��️������ Billy Porter delivers the 2020 LGBTQ State of the Union, reflecting on the past year and looking ahead for the #LGBTQ+ community. ���� #SOTU #LGBTQSOTU @theebillyporter pic.twitter.com/NDWQSER396— Logo ��️�� (@LogoTV) February 4, 2020
TRANS WOMEN TRANSFERRED OUT OF ICE DETENTION CENTER IN NEW MEXICO: The Sante Fe Dreamers Project, which is in regular contact with the women, say they have been transferred to two facilities, one in Colorado and one in Washington. More from Washington Blade.
IDAHO MAN FOUND GUILTY OF BRUTAL BEATING OF TRANS WOMAN IN A WOMAN’S BATHROOM IN OREGON: Fred Constanza, 37, was convicted of first-degree bias crime, second-degree assault and harassment, The Oregonian reported, for following Lauren Jackson into the women’s bathroom in an Oregon park and attacking her -- shattering her jaw and fracturing her skull. More from The Oregonian.
LGBTQ CENTER IN DETROIT TO OPEN PERMANENT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS: More from The Detroit News.
.@REC_Detroit’s new residential community aims to provide stable housing for LGBTQ people, especially trans women of color, ages 18-25. They offer shelter, access to primary care doctors and addiction and mental health counseling. https://t.co/HbiCGTFhyv— HRC in Michigan (@HRC_MI) February 4, 2020
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: The Virginia General Assembly recently ratified the amendment, taking a step forward in affirming the importance of equality under the law. This historic moment has been almost a century in the making, and HRC breaks down what’s happening. More from HRC.
CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD REQUIRE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES TO CHANGE DIPLOMAS TO REFLECT CHOSEN NAMES OF TRANSGENDER GRADUATES: More from NBC Out.
JESUIT FATHER JAMES MARTIN URGES CATHOLIC COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT & WELCOME LGBTQ STUDENTS: More from Crux.
HRC SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER INTERNS: More from HRC.
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NYT FEATURES TRANSMASCULINE ACTORS ON HOW THEY’RE CHALLENGING STANDARDS IN THE INDUSTRY: More from The New York Times.
- History-making article! According to the “New New York Times” Twitter bot, which flags when a word is first used in The Times, this article marks the first appearance of “transmasculinity.”
transmasculinity— New New York Times (@NYT_first_said) February 4, 2020
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
REPORT FROM ILGA-EUROPE SHOWS RISE OF ANTI-LGBTQ RHETORIC AND HATE CRIMES ACROSS EUROPE: More from Reuters.
CAMEROON ADVOCATES REOPEN SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF ANTI-LGBTQ VIOLENCE: More from RightsAfrica.
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