- July 15, 2019
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.
The House passage of the #NDAA, which includes @RepSpeier’s amendment that would end the ban on transgender military service, sends a powerful message to trans service members that they have the country’s full support. #ProtectTransTroops https://t.co/iA3z7jtMLq— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 12, 2019
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.
"It's really important to be patient and kind with yourself and to give yourself all the space you need to properly metamorphosize the beautiful non-binary butterfly you’re becoming." -- @JacobTobia's advice to young non-binary people this #NonBinaryDay. https://t.co/gPbaB1TopJ— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 14, 2019
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.
.@HRC is proud to join allies at the Vigil to End Human Detention Camps in Washington, D.C., to put a spotlight on the harsh conditions asylum seekers are facing.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 13, 2019
We are a proud nation of immigrants & asylum seekers should be welcome here. #DontLookAway #Lights4Liberty pic.twitter.com/uXYU2YLRIg
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.
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.
Today, @HRC hosted our Chilean partner Emilio Maldonado (@Emilio_MQ) from @IgualesChile to discuss our continued efforts to expand LGBTQ workplace inclusion across Latin America. ������️�� pic.twitter.com/clfg0Tzck3— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 12, 2019
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