- January 28, 2020
HRC TO HONOR WRITER, ACTOR AND PRODUCER DAN LEVY (@danjlevy) AT THE 2020 LOS ANGELES DINNER: “Through his advocacy, his creative leadership, and his hilarious, authentic portrayal as David Rose on Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy is moving LGBTQ visibility forward by inspiring us to embrace all of who we are, ” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). Read more from HRC, People, The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly.
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ATTENDS SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT ACCLAIMED NEW DOCUMENTARY “WELCOME TO CHECHNYA”: He joined filmmaker David France (@welcomechechnya), Color of Change President Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson), and people featured in the film to talk about the deadly “cleansing” campaign and what activists are doing to stop it. Read more from HRC, The Wrap and Indie Wire.
At @sundancefest with @ByDavidFrance, @rashadrobinson & a powerful panel of activists to discuss the searing film @welcomechechnya, which details the anti-LGBTQ atrocities in Chechnya & the efforts of activists risking everything to save LGBTQ lives. pic.twitter.com/3jVZQRsMil— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) January 27, 2020
30 MAJOR VIRGINIA EMPLOYERS SEND LETTER TO VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS CALLING FOR COMPREHENSIVE LGBTQ NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS & PASSAGE OF “VIRGINIA VALUES ACT”: “These protections are good for business, good for tourism, good for the economy, and most importantly, vital for the 250,000+ LGBTQ adults living in Virginia,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “It’s heartening to see so many Virginia businesses publicly support these protections and push for equality for all.” Read more from HRC.
APPLETON, WISCONSIN PROTECTS LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Associated Press.
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AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER RICHIE JACKSON (@Richie_Jackson) TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK WITH HRC FOUNDATION BOARD CO-CHAIR JODIE PATTERSON (@jodie_GeorgiaNY): “Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son” is being released today. More from HRC.
S.N.L. STAR BOWEN YANG OPENS UP ABOUT SURVIVING SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from The New York Times.
Thank you to Bowen Yang for speaking so openly about his experience enduring so-called “conversion therapy.” LGBTQ youth do not need to be “cured,” and this debunked practice should be prohibited in all communities. https://t.co/ZYkvFn0Xvd— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) January 27, 2020
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
LAWYERS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLE IN CAYMAN ISLANDS TO TAKE FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY TO UK PRIVY COUNCIL: More from Cayman Compass.
NEW POLL SHOWS THAT TWO-THIRDS OF CZECH CITIZENS SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Read more from PinkNews.
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The New York Jewish Week reviews two memoirs from Abby Stein (@AbbyChavaStein), a transgender woman, and Mimi Lemay (@mimislemay), mother of transgender son Jacob