U.S. HOUSE PASSES NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT WITH AMENDMENT TO END DISCRIMINATORY TRANS MILITARY BAN: “We are grateful to all the troops and veterans who spoke out against this discriminatory ban, and to our partners who helped lead the fight,”  said Sarah McBride, HRC National Press Secretary (@SarahEMcBride). Reps. Adam Smith and Jackie Speier, along with fellow members of Congress, tirelessly advocated for equality in our country and helped ensure that transgender service members can serve our nation openly and freely.” More from Metro Weekly and HRC

CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FILE SCOTUS BRIEF SUPPORTING LGBTQ RIGHTS: Nearly 100 mayors signed a ‘friend of the court’ brief supporting three upcoming Supreme Court cases involving workplace discrimination. More from WLTZ

  • In the three cases, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens and Bostock v. Clayton County, consolidated with Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether anti-LGBTQ discrimination is a form of sex discrimination that violates federal law. The Supreme Court is set to hear the cases during on October 8, 2019.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- VICE SHARES FIVE COMING-OF-AGE TRANS MOVIES AND TV SHOWS: From HBO’s Euphoria (@euphoriaHBO) to FX’s Pose (@PoseOnFX), Vice’s Diana Tourjée (@DianaTourjee) shares a list of coming-of-age movies that tell perspective-altering stories about growing up transgender. More from Vice

YESTERDAY, HRC CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL NON-BINARY DAY: HRC recognizes that while this is an important day for visibility, we have a long way to go to increase awareness and understanding about non-binary people. “Everyone experiences gender that changes over their lifetime, and I think it is really important to be super patient and kind with yourself,” said non-binary activist Jacob Tobia (@JacobTobia). More from Newsweek and HRC.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS TO TALK WITH THEIR KIDS ABOUT LGBTQ ISSUES: The visibility of queer women at the World Cup can be a place to start a conversation. Check out HRC’s resources, and read more from Columbus Parent and Outsports

NAVAJO NATION CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STONEWALL WITH DINÉ PRIDE: The event, with the theme Sacredness Before Stonewall, focused on honoring transgender women of color and the important roles that transgender and non-binary people have played in the past. More from WAMU

HRC JOINS ALLIES AT VIGIL TO END HUMAN DETENTION CAMPS: More from HRC.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ISRAELIS CALL FOR RESIGNATION OF EDUCATION MINISTER OVER ANTI-LGBTQ REMARKS: Hundreds of demonstrators call for Israel’s new education minister’s resignation after he said he supported so-called “conversion therapy.” More from The Guardian.

NOEL WHELAN, WHO WAS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN IRELAND, DIES AT 50: More from Kevin Cullen (@GlobeCullen) at the Boston Globe.

THREE TRANSGENDER WOMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN HONDURAS THIS MONTH: More from New York Daily News.

ICYMI -- HRC HOSTS CHILEAN LGBTQ ADVOCATE, EMILIO MALDONADO: More here

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Washington Blade reviews on the posthumous memoir of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the LGBTQ Pride flag; them. details trans and non-binary representation in theater.

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