IT’S ELECTION DAY -- 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 over the weekend. If you have elections in your state, get the 411 on your polling place, ID needs and more from hrc.org/vote.

  • What’s at stake? Flipping seats in Virginia to pro-equality candidates will pave the way to passing non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the commonwealth. More from Mother Jones.
  • Read up on Danica Roem’s race to defeat an anti-LGBTQ challenger from The Daily Beast.

ICE IGNORES FEDERAL COURT RULING, CONTINUES HOLDING GAY ASYLUM SEEKER “INDEFINITELY”: Garcia Portillo was separated from his partner when he entered the U.S., and is being denied parole -- despite a federal court ruling that ICE must stop issuing such denials. More from Advocate.

TUESDAY TWEET, EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SAME-SEX PENGUIN COUPLE ADOPT SECOND EGG: After Sphen and Magic of the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium hatched their beautiful daughter Sphengic, the aquarium announced that the happy couple has adopted a second egg! More from Pink News.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICES MEET WITH ANTI-LGBTQ HATE GROUP WHILE DECIDING IF LGBTQ PEOPLE CAN BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN THE WORKPLACE: Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito met with Brian Brown, a notorious hate leader who cofounded the National Organization for (unequal) Marriage and who now spreads his brand of anti-LGBTQ bigotry abroad as president of the World Congress of (straight and cisgender) Families. More from Pink News.

KENTUCKY WOMAN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ANTI-LGBTQ BULLYING, SUICIDE AFTER HER TRANSGENDER HUSBAND’S DEATH: More from WPSD.

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DAYTIME EMMYS ISSUE NEW POLICIES REGARDING GENDERED CATEGORIES: They encourage performers to choose award categories that best fit their gender identity and expression, and remove gender from the youth categories -- a major step toward making award shows more inclusive for ALL actors. More from Los Angeles Blade.

SCULPTURE DEDICATED TO TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY UNVEILED IN TRIBECA PARK IN MANHATTAN: The sculpture, named “Dandara,” after a trans woman who was murdered in Brazil, will be on display until May 24, 2020. More from ABC 7 NY.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

IRELAND HEALTH MINISTER ANNOUNCES SOME LGBTQ PARENTS CAN REGISTER BOTH NAMES ON CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE STARTING IN MAY: More from Pink News.

GERMAN HEALTH MINISTER UNVEILS DRAFT LAW TO PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from DW.

FELIZ ORGULLO! PRIDE MARCH IN BUENOS AIRES CELEBRATES COMMUNITY, CALLS FOR AN END TO HATE CRIMES: More from Buenos Aires Times.

  • Más de 20 organizaciones celebran la marcha del orgullo en Buenos Aires: Más de Infobae.

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Law 360 profiles David Brown, legal director for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (@TLDEF)

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