AHEAD OF TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, HRC RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT ON EPIDEMIC OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER VIOLENCE: “Transgender women of color are living in crisis, especially Black transgender women,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Every one of these lives cut tragically short reinforces the urgent need for action on all fronts to end this epidemic — from lawmakers and law enforcement, to the media and our communities.” More from Washington Blade and HRC

MONDAY MUST-READ FROM PARENTS FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY COUNCIL MEMBER MIMI LEMAY — “A LETTER TO MY SON THIS TRANS WEEK”: “Somehow, too, in your ‘old soul,’ you seem to know we are playing the long game,” writes Lemay (@mimislemay). “You understand that the truth can take time to take hold, and therefore you are patient and hopeful, well beyond what should be expected of you.” More from HRC

JOURNALIST SAMANTHA ALLEN WRITES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LGBTQ CHOSEN FAMILY: “But wherever I was, whomever I was with, and whatever we were drizzling on our crispy potatoes, I knew in those convivial moments that I was loved, that I could do this, and that I would be okay,” writes Allen (@SLAwrites). “That’s the power of LGBTQ chosen family...” More from NewNowNext

EMPLOYERS CONTINUE TO EXPAND BENEFITS THAT HELP LGBTQ EMPLOYEES: “Several large employers now offer new fertility benefits to help single people and same-sex couples start families. Some are adding supports for new mothers, or broadening coverage for people transitioning from one gender to another,” writes Priyanka Dayal McCluskey (@Priyanka_Dayal). Read more from the Boston Globe

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SAME-SEX MALE PENGUIN COUPLE AT NETHERLANDS ZOO ADOPTS EGG: More from QNews.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

VIOLENCE AT LGBTQ COMMUNITY EVENT IN LIBERIA: Advocates are calling on the Liberian government to condemn the attack after numerous attendees were hospitalized. More from MambaOnline

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