- March 16, 2020
INSIDE THE ANTI-TRANSGENDER STATE LEGISLATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY: Across the country, there are dozens of anti-equality bills attacking the transgender and non-binary community -- especially youth. These bills range from those that seek to criminalize doctors who provide lifesaving care to trans youth to bills that block student-athletes from competing on teams consistent with their gender identity. More from The New York Times.
MUST WATCH MONDAY -- “WE HAVE BEEN HERE THIS WHOLE TIME”: Non-binary actor Liv Hewson (@LivHewson) uses their personal experiences and platform to let LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ youth, know that they are not alone. More from HRC.
"We have been here the whole time."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 13, 2020
Non-binary actor @LivHewson uses their personal experiences and platform to let LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ youth, know that they are not alone. pic.twitter.com/kjfuWEGWDI
PLEDGE TO BE COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS: Critical funding for programs that support our communities, and LGBTQ people specifically, are determined by the Census -- a nationwide population count by the federal government that occurs once every ten years. Moreover, this count ensures our elected leaders at all levels of government are representing roughly the same number of people. Sign the pledge via HRC.
LA PRIDE PARADE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: The celebration, this year in its 50th year, will now happen on September 4-6. More from The Advocate.
- All around the world, LGBTQ events are being cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. More from Reuters.
- LGBTQ groups announce event cancellations, office closings due to COVID-19: HRC announced it has postponed all of its public events through the weekend of April 4; including its dinners in Los Angeles on March 28 and Houston on April 4. More from Washington Blade and HRC.
HARVARD’S FALL 2019 MED SCHOOL CLASS WAS 15% LGBTQ: Other medical schools are seeing similar increases of students who identify as LGBTQ. More from Daily Herald.
LGBTQ CENTER IN RALEIGH VANDALIZED WITH ANTI-LGBTQ STICKERS: The Center has filed a police report for the stickers, which Lindsey Lughes, Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, calls “a message of hatred.” More from ABC 11.
IN THE STATES
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH USES TAXPAYER MONEY TO HIRE AN ANTI-LGBTQ, CONVERSION THERAPY “ADVOCATE” TO DEFEND TRANSPHOBIC GENDER MARKER LAW: More from Ohio Capital Journal.
Ohio is 1 of 2 states that doesn’t allow corrections on birth certificates to reflect gender identity.— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) March 10, 2020
The state should fix this rather than waste taxpayers’ money to fund their effort to deny trans Ohioans the ability to correct their birth certificate. https://t.co/gZsEeSKMM9
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NATIONAL MUSEUM CARDIFF IN WALES UNVEILS LGBTQ STORIES: More from BBC.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
RUSSIAN LGBTQ ADVOCATE FACES TRIAL FOR SHARING IMAGES OF VULVAS: Yulia Tsvetkova used the photos to demystify and reduce the taboo of people’s bodies. More from France24.
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South China Morning Post takes a look at royal families who are supportive of LGBTQ communities.