PROPUBLICA REPORT - “UNDER TRUMP, LGBTQ PROGRESS IS BEING REVERSED IN PLAIN SIGHT”: Kirsten Berg (@kirstenberg) and Moiz Syed (@moizsyed) report that “Donald Trump promised he would fight for LGBTQ people. Instead, his administration has systematically undone recent gains in their rights and protections” -- and they document 31 examples, from employment, schools and public housing, to foster care and adoption, criminal justice and public life. Read their report at ProPublica.

HRC TEXAS STATE DIRECTOR REBECCA MARQUES TALKS ON MOVING EQUALITY  FORWARD IN THE LONE STAR STATE: “2020 is going to be the election of a lifetime in Texas,” said Marques (@_rebeccamarques). “We have a shot at creating a bipartisan, pro-equality majority in the Texas House.” More from James Russell (@jamesfortexas) at the Dallas Voice.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- TRANS ACTRESS AND ICON LAVERNE COX STARS IN NEW SMIRNOFF HOLIDAY AD: More from YouTube.

AT 37TH ANNUAL HRC NEW ENGLAND DINNER IN BOSTON, SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR CENTERED LGBTQ RIGHTS: More from WCVB

WOMEN’S COLLEGES HAVE VARYING ADMISSION POLICIES FOR TRANS AND NON-BINARY STUDENTS: “We're living in a changing world. We are a women's college. Our mission is to help educate women and the definition of being a woman is changing,” said Alexandra Trower, chair of Hollins University’s board of trustees. More from Jeremy Bauer-Wolf (@jbeowulf) at Education Dive

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ALUM HERA JAY BROWN NAMED FIRST TRANSGENDER RHODES SCHOLAR: “As our rights and experiences as women are under threat, this moment has given me pause to reflect on what an honor it is to pave this path,” said Brown, among 32 scholars selected for the diverse 2020 class. More from The Guardian.

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FRONT AND CENTER -- LGBTQ ARTISTS AND ALLIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS GRAMMY NOMINEES: Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande), Brandie Carlile (@brandicarlile), Lady Gaga (@ladygaga), Lil Nas X (@LilNasX) and John Waters are among the LGBTQ artists and allies nominated for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. More from HRC

SHOWTIME TO DEVELOP SERIES BASED ON NON-BINARY ACTIVIST JACOB TOBIAS’ MEMOIR SISSY: The series, currently titled “Sissy,” would follow Tobi Gibran, “a non-binary college grad and full time gender weirdo from North Carolina.” More from Joe Otterson (@JoeOtterson) at Variety.

RYAN RUSSELL HONORED WITH GAY TIMES SPORTING HERO AWARD: Earlier this year, Russell (@RKRelentless) made history when he came out as bisexual, becoming the first openly LGBTQ player at the professional level of American football. More from Gay Times.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

THAI LGBTQ ACTIVISTS CHALLENGING LAW THAT LIMITS MARRIAGE TO BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN: More from Openly

IN A TOUGH CLIMATE FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE, MEXICO CITY TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT TRANS YOUTH: A proposal that would allow minors to change their legal name and gender on their personal identification documents will be presented to the Mexico City Congress next week. More from Mitú

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