60% OF LGBTQ ELDERS WORRY ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE TREATED IN LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS: The HRC Foundation and SAGE are joining forces to launch the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) to promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ older people in residential long-term care communities. Learn more here

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- OPENLY GAY KYRGYZ ACTIVIST DASTAN “DANIK” KASMAMYTOV PLANS TO PLANT A RAINBOW FLAG ON EACH OF THE WORLD’S SEVEN SUMMITS: The Seven Summits are the highest mountain on each of the continents. So far, Kasmamytov has planted a rainbow flag on three mountains -- Elbrus in Europe, Kosciusko in Australia and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Read more from The Bay Area Reporter

NEW FIVE-PART SERIES, “YOUTH CROSSING GENDER BORDERS,” DEBUTS ON ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA: This essential community resource is facilitated by Lizette Trujillo (@ltrudreamer13), who, along with her husband Jose, are members of the HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council. Listen at AZPM

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@AlphonsoDavid) JOINS OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE NO BAN ACT: The NO BAN Act will end the Muslim Ban and protect immigrants of any faith. Read more from HRC

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN VIRGINIA, MARYLAND BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY: LGBTQ advocates in Virginia are hopeful that General Assembly lawmakers will pass a comprehensive LGBTQ non-discrimination bill. Read more from the Washington Blade

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BILLY PORTER (@theebillyporter) MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST MAN TO BE FEATURED ON THE COVER OF ALLURE MAGAZINE: Read more from Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) here

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

NEW BBC RESEARCH FINDS THAT WAITING TIMES FOR GENDER IDENTITY CLINICS IN THE U.K. AVERAGE 18 MONTHS: Some transgender and non-binary adults have had to wait three years to be seen for an initial appointment. Read more from the BBC

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PARTIES IN POLAND APPOINT OPENLY GAY POLITICIAN, ROBERT BIEDROŃ (@RobertBiedron), AS CANDIDATE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Read more from GCN

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The Morning Call reports on a new Pride exhibit in Lehigh Valley, Penn. 

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