NO APPETITE FOR DISCRIMINATION -- AN END TO VIRGINIA’S ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS IS NEAR: After another disappointing legislative session, Equality Virginia and HRC are going all-in to flip Virginia’s House of Delegates and oust anti-Equality Speaker Kirk Cox: “HRC will be going door to door and engaging our 10,000 plus equality voters in Cox’s district, and millions more across Virginia, to put him out of a job come November,” says Lucas Acosta, HRC National Press Secretary of Campaigns (@LucasRAcosta). More from Mother Jones.

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS, REPS. WATSON COLEMAN AND SCHIFF INTRODUCE PREP ACCESS AND COVERAGE ACT IN CONGRESS: More from HRC.

HRC RECOGNIZES PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY (MD) SOCIAL SERVICES DEPT. FOR STRIDES IN PROMOTING INCLUSIVITY: “For years now, the HRC Foundation’s All Children – All Families program has worked side-by-side with Prince George’s County Department of Social Services as the department implements LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices,” said Alison Delpercio, deputy director of Children, Youth & Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (@AlisonDel). Reports Jalen Wade: “This recognition was garnered due to the exemplary work that the department has done for the LGBTQ community, such as enhancing safety, permanency and well-being for LGBTQ youths and families.” More from The Sentinel.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PROVIDES NON-BINARY OPTION ON PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS: More from New Hampshire Union Leader, The Hill and Metro Weekly.

READING, PA. MAYOR BLOCKS RAISING OF PRIDE FLAG, CALLING IT AN EMBLEM OF A “POLITICAL MOVEMENT”: The City Council and the LGBTQ community were set to make history by raising the flag at City Hall for the first time Monday evening. More from the Reading Eagle

TWO DETROIT MEN CHARGED IN THE JUNE MURDER OF A GAY MAN: More from WXYZ.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HORRIFIC -- RUSSIAN BISEXUAL MAN TORTURED AFTER FINDING EVIDENCE OF ANTI-LGBTQ PURGE IN CHECHNYA: More from Gay Star News

  • Russian city withdraws permits for pride parade, citing “gay propaganda”: Strezhevoy was poised to be the first city in Russia to hold a Pride parade before the mayor withdrew the permit citing a law to protect children from knowledge of “unconventional sexual relationships”: More from Gay Star News.

EGYPTIAN TRANS ACTIVIST RELEASED AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT: Malak Al-Kalshef was released from an all-male prison after a social media campaign called for her release. More from Pink News.

UNITED NATIONS URGES FOR GREATER URGENCY IN FIGHT AGAINST HIV AND AIDS: More from Openly.

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The Root highlights Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (@TLDEF) ‘The Name Project,” which provides legal name change services to low-income transgender and non-binary people; Advocate spotlights Alaskan trans woman, activist and longtime HRC supporter Lillian Lennon (@mislillianlennon); HRC hosted former HRC board chair Fred P. Hochberg (@fredhochberg) and Ambassador Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice)

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