ON THIS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, READ ABOUT HOW THE TRANS COMMUNITY IS STILL NAVIGATING “A CONFLICTED REALITY OF BREATHROUGHS AND BARRIERS”: USA Today’s Susan Miller (@susmiller) writes on state of transgender visibility and rights, from Democratic presidential candidates including transgender rights in their platforms to this tragic reality -- 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people are known to have been killed in 2019. More from USA Today

PROFILES IN TRANS ADVOCACY AND POWER: 

  • Building community with Chastity Nicole Petty Carter. As program coordinator of the Beyond Identities Community Center (BICC) for the AIDS Taskforce of Cleveland, Carter runs day-to-day activities, including the youth center, where Black young people receive resources and training to be advocates in their communities. More from HRC
  • Empowering the transgender community one relationship at a time. Health and equity consultant Tori Cooper talks about supporting and empowering the transgender community in Atlanta through advocacy training, housing and education. More from HRC

HRC RELEASES 2019 MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX, HIGHLIGHTING INCREASING INCLUSIVENESS OF OF CITIES NATIONWIDE: A record-setting 88 cities across the U.S. earned the highest score possible in HRC’s eighth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI).“We have the federal government stripping away protections that LGBT people have had for decades,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “So, it's even more important that states and localities take the affirmative step to protect LGBTQ people.”  More from WPSU.

  • More coverage from HRC’s launch of the MEI in State College, Pennsylvania in the Centre Daily Times.
  • And check out this comprehensive Iowa City Press-Citizen report about the MEI launch there, and how Iowa municipalities fared in this year’s assessment, here

KIDS ARE KIDS -- NEW STUDY SHOWS TRANS CHILDREN LIVING AUTHENTICALLY DEVELOP SIMILARLY TO THEIR CISGENDER PEERS: “The most surprising finding is, overall, just how similar transgender and cisgender kids looked,” study co-author Selin Gülgöz told Newsweek. “What this means is that, if I saw the data of any random participant, I would not be able to tell if that child is transgender or cisgender.” More from Newsweek

REMEMBERING THE LEGACY OF FORMER IOWA SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE MARK CADY: More from the Des Moines Register and HRC.

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HRC ANNOUNCES CONTEST TO ATTEND RED CARPET PREMIERE OF THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: More from HRC

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS HOLDS HEARING FOCUSED ON CHALLENGING JAMAICA’S COLONIAL-ERA SODOMY LAW:
More from Washington Blade.  

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CONDEMN PUNISHMENT OF MALAYSIAN MEN FOR SAME-SEX RELATIONS: More from South China Morning Post.

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Pride spotlights student Reid Arthur coming out in a dazzling Taylor Swift lip sync; WLRN reports on a new photo exhibit in Wilton Manors highlighting transgender and non-binary couples; Hyperallergic shares Kia LaBeija’s powerful performance debut honoring a queer, Black femme story of collective liberation

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