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.

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

TEXAS HOUSE LGBTQ CAUCUS HOLDS FIRST-EVER MEETING: More from KTSM.

MEET RAYCEEN PENDARVIS (@RayceenHRH) -- BELOVED DC ACTIVIST AND MOTHER TO DC’S TRANS COMMUNITY: More from The Washingtonian and Tagg Magazine

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.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

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 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.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Glassdoor offers resources for employees who come out as transgender; Out Magazine reflects on the historic same-sex kiss on Dawson’s Creek

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