- July 16, 2019
UNCONSCIONABLE -- THE TRUMP-PENCE ADMINISTRATION’S LATEST ATTACK REMOVES PROTECTIONS FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS: Reports CNN: the move by Trump-Pence “would prohibit migrants who have resided or ‘transited en route’ in a third country from seeking asylum in the U.S., therefore barring migrants traveling through Mexico from being able to claim asylum and as a result, drastically limit who's eligible for asylum.” More from HRC.
- ICE fails to provide livable conditions for transgender detainees: Transgender detainees in a privately-run center in rural New Mexico detailed the deplorable conditions in a letter, released by Trans Queer Pueblo, a Phoenix-based advocacy group. More from Phoenix New Times and Washington Blade.
The Trump-Pence White House is trying to ban asylum seekers. This proposed regulation is a transparent attempt to close our doors, out of fear and ignorance, to all people fleeing violence and persecution. We cannot let this happen. https://t.co/BIVh4kk0ru— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 15, 2019
MICHAEL L. JOHNSON BECOMES POWERFUL SYMBOL OF NEED TO OVERHAUL HIV CRIMINALIZATION LAWS: Last week, Johnson, a gay athlete convicted of not disclosing his HIV status to sexual partners, was released from prison 25 years earlier than expected. He plans to work with advocates to update laws that stigmatize and unfairly penalize people living with HIV. More from The New York Times.
The Bank of England announced gay pioneer mathematician Alan Turing, who is credited by many as the father of modern computing, will be honored on British bank notes starting in 2021. ��€��️�� https://t.co/ET4qYCayjd— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 15, 2019
REMEMBERING ROSE GREENE, LONGTIME CHAMPION FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS: Greene helped develop the inaugural California AIDS ride in 1994 -- a multi-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for HIV and AIDS services. More from Los Angeles Times.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
“FREEDOM OF RELIGION IS NOT FREEDOM TO HARM”: Read this powerful oped by Dr. Justin Koonin (@JustinKoonin), president of ACON (@ACONHEALTH), Australia’s largest LGBTQI health organization, in The Sydney Morning Herald.
MOUNIR BAATOUR OF TUNISIA IS RUNNING TO BECOME THE WORLD’S FIRST OPENLY GAY MUSLIM PRESIDENT: More from Independent.
LGBTQ CANADIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DURING THE COLD WAR TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION: More from Pink News.
JAPAN LGBTQ COMMUNITY HOPES UPCOMING ELECTION WILL ADVANCE DISCUSSION ON LGBTQ RIGHTS: More from Japan Today.
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Gay Star News spotlights importance of the first Bisexual Health Summit at the 2019 National Sexual Health Conference; OutSports highlights LGBTQ swimming club District of Columbia Aquatics Club (@swimdcac) breaking world records at the International Gay and Lesbian world championship meet