- June 10, 2019
HRC MOURNS THE LOSS OF CHANEL SCURLOCK, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN FATALLY SHOT IN LUMBERTON, N.C.: Scurlock’s death is the ninth known case of deadly violence against the transgender community in 2019, all of whom were Black transgender women. More from HRC, NewNowNext and Vice.
- The horrific anti-LGBTQ killings of Black LGBTQ people in Detroit demand our country’s attention and action. “The epidemic of hate violence that targets people of color and LGBTQ people, particularly Black trans people, is an urgent crisis,” said HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride). More from HRC, Washington Blade and Metro Weekly.
- Horrifying -- HRC mourns Layleen Polanco, trans woman found dead at Rikers Island: Over the weekend, Polanco was found unresponsive in Rikers Island. Polanco was described by those who knew her as “a sweet, amazing [...] and generous human being.” Advocates are calling for a full investigation of her death. More from ABC.
1/ As millions of LGBTQ people and our allies across the country prepare to celebrate #Pride, there is a sobering reality that we all must recognize:— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 7, 2019
Black trans women are not safe in America. https://t.co/dsbtI8y065
MUST WATCH MONDAY -- IT’S #PrideMonth, SO LET’S BREAK DOWN THE WAYS TRUMP-PENCE CONTINUE TO ATTACK THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
.@HRC's @SarahEMcBride joined @DavidGura on @UPonMSNBC to discuss the Trump-Pence administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community and the hypocritical and hollow attempt to celebrate #PrideMonth. pic.twitter.com/fJU2MrLQt8— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 9, 2019
FROM THE NYTIMES -- PRIDE FLAGS AND FOREIGN POLICY US DIPLOMATS SEE SHIFT ON LGBTQ RIGHTS: The Times’ Ernesto Londoño (@londonoe) reports from Brazil, where Trump-Pence banned flying the Pride flag outside the U.S. embassy, and there’s “an increasingly hostile environment for gay Brazilians” since Jair Bolsonaro was elected president. HRC Global Director Ty Cobb tells Londoño: “Trump and Pence have made it clear they are not allies to the L.G.B.T.Q. community -- neither here at home or abroad.” Read more at The New York Times.
- Some US embassies are still flying the Pride flag, despite Trump-Pence advisory against it, reports the Business Insider’s Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone). Read more at Business Insider.
"It is so critical for the quality of life of LGBTQ Americans & the strength of all of our communities that we pass the #EqualityAct."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 6, 2019
During #PrideMonth @HRC thanks @RepAngieCraig for helping to pass this historic civil rights bill in the House. It's time for the Senate to act. pic.twitter.com/Qhee3ketLQ
REP. KATIE HILL SPEAKS UP ABOUT FACING ANTI-LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: “Having to explain what bisexuality is to people was pretty unbelievable,” said Hill (@RepKatieHill). More from The Hill and Refinery29.
HRC CONGRATULATES RON NIRENBERG ON REELECTION AS SAN ANTONIO MAYOR: “We have been proud to work with Nirenberg (@Ron_Nirenberg) since his first election in 2015 and look forward to another term of pro-equality leadership at San Antonio’s City Hall,” said HRC Texas State Director Rebecca Marques. More from HRC.
BOSTON UNIV. STUDY SHOWS LGBTQ CANCER SURVIVORS HAVE LESS ACCESS TO CARE AFTER TREATMENT: “Fear of discrimination causes many LGBTQ people to avoid seeking care and, when they do, studies have shown that LGBTQ people are often not treated with the respect or cultural competence that all patients deserve — and that negatively affects health outcomes,” said HRC Foundation’s Director of Health Equity Program Tari Hanneman (@Tari_Hanneman). More from the Boston Herald.
HRC MOURNS DANTE AUSTIN, PHILLY’S FIRST OPENLY GAY DEPUTY SHERIFF AND LGBTQ LAISION: More from CNN.
U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS HOLD STONEWALL HISTORY PRESENTATION: The Commission also called for passage of the Equality Act.
Chair @CatherineLhamon, Vice Chair Patricia Timmons-Goodson, and Commissioners Debo Adegbile, @davekladney & @narasakijustice with historian David Carter, who presented to @USCCRgov on: Stonewall at 50: The Movement for #LGBT #CivilRights pic.twitter.com/kFZgXCWP1m— USCCR (@USCCRgov) June 7, 2019
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SOCCER KICKS OFF WITH RECORD VISIBILITY: When we see open and proud role models who share our experiences and identities on the court, track or elsewhere, we are reminded of our own potential and power. Read more at HRC.
HRC SHARES TIPS TO DEEPEN YOUR IMPACT AS AN ALLY FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: More from HRC.
TONY AWARDS CELEBRATES LGBTQ COMMUNITY: Openly bisexual actress Ali Stroker took home Best Actress in a Musical for Oklahoma and Best Revival of Play went to the Boys in the Band. Gay actor Andre DeShields took home an award for Hadestown. See HRC's live Twitter feed for more.
PRIDE MONTH ROUNDUP
“I WILL NEVER LIE ABOUT BEING GAY AGAIN” -- LGBTQ ACTIVIST ALEXEI ROMANOFF, 82, SHARES POWERFUL STORY FOR PRIDE MONTH: More from NPR.
SIX HISTORIC LGBTQ SITES IN NYC BEING CONSIDERED FOR LANDMARK STATUS: More from the Wall Street Journal.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
BHUTAN GOVERNMENT STARTS PROCESS TO DECRIMINALIZE SAME-SEX RELATIONS: More from Gay Star News.
ISRAELI SAME-SEX COUPLES HOLD MASS WEDDING TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY: More from The Guardian.
ANTI-TRANS BILL TO BE REINTRODUCED IN INDIA PARLIAMENT: More from Gay Star News.
AIR ITALY BECOMES FIRST EUROPEAN AIRLINE TO OFFER NON-BINARY OPTION: United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to provide a non-binary gender option in March this year. More from Pink News.
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Today @HRC staffers met with Ruby Corado, @CasaRubyDC executive director, and LGBTQ Latinx asylum seekers to discuss their experiences coming to the U.S. and the importance of having allies and support. pic.twitter.com/34jb5cSUEt— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 6, 2019