HRC RELEASES RESEARCH BRIEF ON THE UNIQUE VULNERABILITIES OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS: The research brief outlined health and economic risks facing the LGBTQ community. “We are facing a global public health crisis, and as in all emergencies, the most marginalized are at increased risk,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “It is important to know and understand the unique impact of the virus on the LGBTQ community so that we can prepare to weather this crisis as we have weathered crises before -- by uniting as a community and helping those in greatest need.” More from HRC, The Advocate, Forbes and New York Daily News

  • David also joined MSNBC to discuss HRC’s new report and how the LGBTQ community is at increased risk during this global health crisis. Watch here

HRC MOURNS MONIKA DIAMOND, BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN NORTH CAROLINA: HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Monika Diamond, a 34-year-old Black transgender woman and business owner killed in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 18. Through her work, Diamond spent her adult life creating community and spaces for LGBTQ people in Charlotte and beyond to come together and celebrate their lives. She was a chosen mother to countless. Diamond’s death is believed to be the fourth violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2020. More from HRC

MUST-READ MONDAY --  EDUCATING BI+ YOUTH ON HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DURING BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: HRC Youth Ambassador and 21-year-old activist Nakiya Lynch knows how important it is to ensure that bi+ youth and young adults understand the health risks and realities facing the bi+ community. “It’s so important to uplift trans bi+ youth,” says Lynch. More from HRC

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HHS PROPOSAL TO GUT NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ AMERICANS: The proposed rule issued by the Trump administration in November would reverse a 2016 Obama-era rule prohibiting discrimination in HHS-funded grant programs and permit federally funded organizations to turn people away claiming conflicts with religious beliefs. More from Julie Moreau (@JEMoreau) from NBC.

LEADING INTO THE FUTURE: CELEBRATING WOMEN LEADERS THIS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Launched in advance of the 2018 midterms, HRC’s Women LEAD initiative brings together members of our HRC family from across the country to strengthen and elevate the impact of women and people across marginalized genders in the HRC community. “HRC Women LEAD launched in advance of the 2018 midterms because we knew when women organize, advocate and lead -- we all win,” said HRC Development Director Maya Rao. More from HRC

BUILDING INCLUSIVITY CONTINUES AS SCHOOLS TRANSITION ONLINE: Daily Voice Plus’ Donna Christopher reports how lessons on inclusivity shouldn’t end as schools move into virtual or remote teaching. Parents and educators can access a number of resources and projects available and free online, including from HRC Foundation’s own Welcoming Schools, to continue building inclusive environments. More from Daily Voice Plus

NATIVE COMMUNITIES LIVING WITH HIV ARE FACING INCREASED RISKS FROM COVID-19: More from HRC.

STILL FIGHTING HARD -- SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (@EWARREN) DROPS IN ON HRC’S VIRTUAL EQUALITY CONVENTION: More from HRC

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A WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDER -- ARGENTINA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY BASKETBALL PLAYER SEBASTIAN VEGA ON COMING OUT: More from Reuters

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The Philadelphia Sunday spotlights how Kendall Stephens is creating positive change in the Philly LGBTQ community; NewNowNext shares queer-themed videos and content to watch on YouTube during social distancing 

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