- June 6, 2019
HRC HAILS THE REINTRODUCTION OF THE EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FAMILY ACT: The bill was reintroduced by Congressman John Lewis (D-GA).“Congressman Lewis has been a longtime champion for LGBTQ equality and we are grateful for his leadership on this legislation and his work advocating for other pro-equality measures like the Equality Act,” said HRC Director of Government Affairs David Stacy (@david_stacy). More from HRC.
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act is crucial legislation that would help protect LGBTQ youth & families. Thank you @repjohnlewis for your longtime support of our community. https://t.co/hhxMFOVo7I— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) June 5, 2019
AWFUL -- IN U.K., TRUMP LIES ABOUT TRANS TROOP MEDICAL CARE IN ABSURD ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY DISCRIMINATORY TRANS MILITARY BAN: “It is deeply disturbing that Trump used his time on foreign soil to peddle outright lies in order to blatantly discriminate against trans people who are bravely serving our country in uniform,” said HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride). More from NBC and Metro Weekly.
Piers Morgan: It just seems to me an unnecessary thing for a guy who wants to be supportive of LGBT rights in the community around the world that you’ve taken this action.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 6, 2019
Trump: Well, it is what it is. pic.twitter.com/m14pgV0Wrr
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- HRC HONORS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS OF HIV: On HIV Long-term Survivors Day of Awareness, HRC spoke with those living with HIV about their powerful stories. More from HRC.
As we celebrate #PrideMonth, it is also important that we honor those in the LGBTQ community who are long-term survivors living with HIV and ensure they are #Empowered2Thrive. #HLTSAD https://t.co/VRSn9fGF6I— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 5, 2019
UCONN & HRC SURVEY FINDS SPIKE IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG LGBTQ YOUNG PEOPLE BULLIED BECAUSE OF THEIR WEIGHT: LGBTQ youth who reported being teased or bullied about their weight also had poorer self-rated health, higher depressive symptoms and lower self-esteem. More from UConn Today.
PRIDE MONTH ROUNDUP
HRC HOSTS LATINO GLBT HISTORY PROJECT’S 13TH ANNUAL LA PLÁTICA-VOICES OF PRIDE-ELEVANDO ARTE, PALABRA Y POESÍA:
@HRC was honored to host @LatinoGLBTStory's 13th Annual La Plática: Voices of Pride-Elevando Arte, Palabra y Poesía at our office in DC.@HRC tuvo el honor de recibir al @LatinoGLBTStory para celebrar la 13º edición de La Plática: Voices of Pride-Elevando Arte, Palabra y Poesía. pic.twitter.com/itKQOpDIRz— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 4, 2019
HONORING STONEWALL 50 -- NBC RECOGNIZES RISING STARS AND VETERANS OF THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT: The list includes Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) (@sharicedavids), actor and advocate Ryan O’Connell (@ryanoconn), National Black Justice Coalition’s David Johns (@MrDavidJohns), Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) and comedian and TV host Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII). More from NBC.
ATLANTA PRIDE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES 2019 ATLANTA PARADE GRAND MARSHALS: The 12 Grand Marshals include former Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta’s Stephanie Cho (@AAAJ_Atlanta) and Georgia Equality’s Chanel Haley (@GAEquality). More from Georgia Voice.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
A STEP TOWARD EQUALITY -- HONG KONG COURT ISSUES HISTORIC RULING IN FAVOR OF LGBTQ RIGHTS: Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal ruled that the government cannot deny employment benefits to same-sex couples. More from Time and Bloomberg.
SAN MARINO CONSTITUTIONALLY BANS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION: The country still allows discrimination based on gender identity. More from Gay Star News.
ECUADOR HIGH COURT DELAYS RULING ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY: More from Gay Star News.
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MassLive shares powerful coming out story of Springfield middle school teacher; Mashable spotlights trans actress and activist Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox)