ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW -- AND HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID  (@AlphonsoDavid) HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR VA LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES: David joined EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Delegate Danica Roem and other pro-equality candidates on the trail. 

  • Mike Pence traveled to Virginia to campaign against these pro-equality candidates: “Throughout the closing weeks of this campaign, anti-equality candidates have ramped up their attacks on our allies using extremist, despicable language,” said HRC Campaigns Director Geoff Wetrosky. More from The Daily Progress.

A LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE -- TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN ATTACKS LGBTQ PEOPLE, RELIGIOUS MINORITIES WITH PROPOSED HHS REGULATION: “The Trump-Pence White House has proposed a horrific federal regulation that would permit discrimination across the entire spectrum of HHS programs receiving federal funding,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More from HRC, Politico, Talking Points Memo and The New York Times.

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday the state would go to court to block this proposal. More from 1010 Wins.

MUST READ MONDAY -- NOVEMBER IS TRANS AWARENESS MONTH: Celebrated each year, Transgender Awareness Month is a vital opportunity to advocate for the visibility, protection, dignity and rights of trans, non-binary and gender-expansive people around the world. November 20 is also Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance honoring the victims of the fatal epidemic of anti-transgender violence that disproportionately targets trans women of color. More from Out.

  • “Fight for change… Vote for trans-affirming candidates that will improve policy so that trans people, especially Black trans women, are protected,” said Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen (@TransRigo) of the National Center for Transgender Equality. More from HRC

CONGRESS MUST PASS THE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY ACT TO PROTECT LGBTQ STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: The Act “would ensure LGBTQ students have explicit legal protections from discrimination and harassment, combat cyberbullying, and promote transparency and collection of data around the experiences of LGBTQ students,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More from HRC

PHILLY MAYOR JIM KENNEY SIGNS BILL PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY YOUTH: It requires youth-serving organizations to implement policies to protect transgender and non-binary youth. More from CBS3.  

POSE’S BILLY PORTER, HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID AND SINGER SHEA DIAMOND APPEAR AT DALLAS BLACK TIE DINNER: More from Dallas Voice

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USA HOCKEY (@usahockey) PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES POLICY THAT WILL PENALIZE THOSE USING RACIST AND ANTI-LGBTQ SLURS: More from USA Hockey and OutSports.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

JAMAICA’S ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS AND DISCRIMINATION IN SOCIETY COST THE COUNTRY $11B (JAMAICAN DOLLARS) A YEAR: More from The Gleaner.   

TURKMENISTAN MAN AND HIS FAMILY MISSING AFTER HE PUBLICLY COMES OUT: Same-sex relations are criminalized in Turkmenistan, with punishment of up to two years in prison. More from RadioFreeEurope

INDIAN ARMY PUSHING TO MAKE SAME-SEX RELATIONS PUNISHABLE OFFENSES IN THE ARMED FORCES: The order comes despite the fact that India’s Supreme Court decriminalized same-sex relations a year ago. More from India Today and Vice

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The Advocate reports on the urgent need to support and care for LGBTQ elders; Entertainment Weekly announces Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) will receive the Golden Globes’ Carol Burnett Award

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