- March 18, 2020
LGBTQ VOTERS CONTINUE TO SHOW UP IN HISTORIC HIGH TURNOUT: This presidential primary every exit poll, in every state, shows one consistent trend: LGBTQ voters are fired up and turning out in record-high numbers. From New Hampshire and South Carolina, to Texas and Illinois, LGBTQ voters have more than doubled -- and in some cases tripled -- their proportion in the population. For more information on LGBTQ and Equality Voters in states with primaries and caucuses in March, go to HRC’s March State Voter Snapshot.
WE’RE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR: AT THE CROSSROADS OF COVID-19 AND HIV: Director of HIV & Health Equity J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall (@McCantsPearsall) writes on how people living HIV and HIV advocates can address COVID-19. “When we think of Americans with compromised immune systems, we must consider people living with HIV (PLWH),” writes McCants-Pearsall. “We will weather this crisis as we have weathered crises before -- by taking care of one another, by supporting each other and by ensuring we are doing all that we can to protect and empower the most vulnerable.” Read more and find additional information on COVID-19 at HRC.
WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- FIVE WAYS HRC IS RESPONDING TO TRUMP’S LATEST ATTACKS ON LGBTQ IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS: The Trump-Pence administration keeps trying to shut our borders in order to block immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees from getting to the U.S. HRC has worked with our allies and partners to push back at every opportunity and try to restore America’s place as a beacon of hope for the world’s most vulnerable people. More from HRC.
FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS NEED ADEQUATE PAID LEAVE NOW MORE THAN EVER: Learn more at HRC.
Adequate paid leave is integral to protecting families and individuals both during and well after the #COVID19 outbreak. Learn about our work supporting paid leave for LGBTQ people and why Congress must act. https://t.co/SVhfuANj61— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 17, 2020
IN THE STATES
DISTRICT COURT RULES THAT ALASKA CANNOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: Jennifer Fletcher, a librarian with the state legislature, won a lawsuit after the state refused to cover medical procedures related to her transition. More from Alex Bollinger (@alexpbollinger) at LGBTQ Nation.
ADVOCATES CALL FOR RELEASE OF TRANS WOMAN DETAINED IN MALE IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTER IN ARIZONA: Alejandra Alor Reyes has been detained for nine months in an immigration facility for men, where she continues to experience sexual assault and harassment. More from Pink News.
LGBTQ ACTIVIST GLORIA CASAREZ HONORED WITH NEW HISTORICAL MARKER IN PHILADELPHIA: More from KYW Newsradio.
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TRANS ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST NICOLE MAINES & SUPERGIRL, TAKING ON VIOLENCE AGAINST THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: Maines (@NicoleAMaines) is a recipient of the 2020 HRC Upstander Award. More from Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) at TV Insider. More from Curve Magazine.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
MORRISON GOVERNMENT IN AUSTRALIA DELAYS EFFORTS TO PROTECT LGBTQ STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: More from The Sydney Morning Herald.
PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV IN WUHAN ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND TREATMENT AND MEDICINE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK: More from CNN.
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NBC shares a list of LGBTQ classic films and binge-worthy shows to watch while social distancing