- October 21, 2019
BREAKING: HOLLY SPRINGS BECOMES FOURTH MISSISSIPPI CITY TO ENACT COMPREHENSIVE LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS: “Holly Springs has sent a clear message that all people are welcome, and all people should be protected from discrimination and bias-driven crimes in this city,” said Rob Hill (@RCH74), HRC Mississippi state director. “With four cities in Mississippi now having passed LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances, it is clear that Mississippians value inclusion, fairness and equality.” More from HRC.
Holly Springs just became the 4th city in Mississippi to enact comprehensive LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. We’re grateful to Mayor Kelvin Buck & the Board of Aldermen for enacting these protections & to all the activists who made this win possible. https://t.co/d3UrinBwxL— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) October 19, 2019
MUST WATCH MONDAY -- REMEMBERING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MATTHEW SHEPARD AND JAMES BYRD JR. HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT: Cynthia Deitle (@cynthiamdeitle) of the Matthew Shepard Foundation (@MattShepardFDN) read a powerful letter from Dennis & Judy Shepard (@WyoJudyShepard) to Attorney General William Barr. Their son, Matthew, was attacked in an anti-LGBTQ hate crime and died days later. Watch the powerful video here.
“Either you believe in equality for all or you don’t.”— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 19, 2019
Judy and Dennis Shepard, the parents of Matthew Shepard, had strong words for Attorney General William Barr following the Department of Justice’s long string of anti-LGBTQ stances under the Trump-Pence administration. pic.twitter.com/nATd0fsEt0
TEXAS HOUSE LGBTQ CAUCUS HOLDS FIRST-EVER MEETING: More from KTSM.
Each month, @HRC is honored to host @AskRayceen, a live variety program which serves as a safe space for LGBTQ people. Thank you @RayceenHRH for creating a welcoming and unifying space.https://t.co/wuFZC8XYId— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 18, 2019
MORNING MUST READ -- “CELEBRATE YOUR KID’S TRANSITION. DON’T GRIEVE IT”: Meredith Talusan (@1demerith) writes beautifully for The New York Times about her own transition, pushing back against the concept of “mourning” when a trans person bravely comes out to live their truth. More from NYT.
ATLANTA MAYOR’S OFFICE LAUNCHES LGBTQ RESOURCE HUB: More from Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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HONG KONG COURT UPHOLDS BAN ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND CIVIL UNIONS: More from Reuters.
HRC ATTENDS PRIDE CONNECTION MX SUMMIT IN MEXICO CITY: More from HRC.
.@HRC is proud to attend the @P_ConnectionMX Summit in Mexico to learn from business leaders working for LGBTQ diversity & inclusion.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 19, 2019
HRC se enorgullece de asistir a la #PCMsummit 2019 en México para escuchar a líderes trabajando por la diversidad e inclusión LGBT. pic.twitter.com/PwIQqrYRTM
HRC IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 GLOBAL INNOVATIVE ADVOCACY SUMMIT: Advocates can apply until Nov. 15 to participate in the April 2020 summit. More from HRC.
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