HISTORIC CALIFORNIA POLL WORKER TRAINING WILL HELP ENSURE BALLOT ACCESS FOR TRANS AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING VOTERS: "Across the country, transgender and gender non-conforming people deal with unique ballot access issues, especially in states with voter ID laws, that are often overlooked,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Trainings like California's are critically important to ensure that the LGBTQ community has fair and equal access to cast ballots. Other states and municipalities must follow suit. Thank you to Secretary Padilla and Equality California for their leadership.” More from HRC.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- PRODUCER AND ACTOR EUGENE LEE YANG (@EUGENELEEYANG) HONORED WITH HRC VISIBILITY AWARD: More from HRC and Wisconsin Gazette

NEW REPORT FINDS INCREASE IN HBCU ENROLLMENTS LINKED TO HOSTILE POLITICAL CLIMATE,  RISE IN HATE CRIMES TARGETING BLACK AMERICANS: The Rutgers University’s study noted that one-third of HBCUs have seen record enrollment numbers in the past three years -- and suggests the surge is due to bias-motivated violence against Black students at predominantly white institutions. More from Education Dive.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH -- HRC RESPONDS TO SHOOTING AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE: More from Dallas News.

OVER THE WEEKEND, HRC MARKED INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY WITH RESOURCES ON HOW TO SUPPORT THE INTERSEX COMMUNITY: InterACT shares 26 ways allies can support the intersex community. More from InterACT.

  • The Advocate shares misconceptions and debunks myths about being intersex. More from The Advocate.

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TRANS COMEDIAN LOUIS BRADY ON USING COMEDY TO FIGHT THROUGH HIS STRUGGLES GROWING UP LGBTQ: More from Yahoo News

ACTOR JEFF GOLDBLUM SHARES HEARTWRENCHING STORY OF HOW HIS GAY BROTHER UNDERWENT SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Out

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

CHECHEN MAN WHO FLED TO CANADA TO ESCAPE VIOLENCE OPENS UP ABOUT EXPERIENCE IN POWERFUL INTERVIEW: More from Tammie Sutherland (@CityTammie) at CityNews and HRC as it continues to Sound the Alarm on Chechnya.

CLAUDIA LÓPEZ ELECTED AS THE FIRST WOMAN AND LESBIAN TO SERVE AS MAYOR OF BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA: "This is the day of the woman," López (@ClaudiaLopez) told supporters while celebrating her victory in the capital. "We knew that only by uniting could we win. We did that. We united, we won and we made history!" More from BBC and Washington Blade

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Richmond Free Press reports on Equality Virginia’s annual Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit; BuzzFeed interviews Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) about his groundbreaking role as the openly asexual character Todd on Netflix’s ‘Bojack Horseman’; Athletic superstars and power couple Sue Bird (@S10Bird) & Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) attended HRC Seattle Dinner this past weekend

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