- October 29, 2019
TODAY -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS ON ANTI-LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION: During a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee at 10 a.m. EST, David (@AlphonsoDavid) will testify about anti-LGBTQ discrimination in housing and lending, including the inhumane and unprecedented attacks on transgender people by HUD Secretary Ben Carson. More details here.
AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY, VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN LEADERS EMBRACE AN ANTI-LGBTQ AGENDA: With just seven days left until the tightly contested Virginia elections, one thing has become clear: Republican leaders are flaunting their anti-LGBTQ agenda. In recent days, the Virginia GOP has attacked Danica Roem, the first openly transgender person ever elected to the Virginia General Assembly, for her identity and used an offensive word in referring to transgender people in a mailer attacking her and other pro-equality candidates. More from HRC.
HRC MARKED THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MATTHEW SHEPARD AND JAMES BYRD JR. HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT: More from HRC.
1/Matthew Shepard was attacked in Laramie, Wyoming, in an anti-gay hate crime on Oct. 6, 1998. He died from his injuries 6 days later. In his memory, @HRC remains vigilant in our work to combat hate & ensure that no one is targeted because of who they are. https://t.co/XBdCtEpX9q— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 28, 2019
John Conyers was an early & fierce ally of the LGBTQ community who fought tirelessly for his constituents & for the civil rights of all Americans. We will be forever grateful for his service to our country & for the progress he made possible. https://t.co/a00fZ3n9o0— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) October 28, 2019
AN ANALYSIS -- STATE-BY-STATE LOOK AT LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ WORKERS: As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether federal law prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ workers, OutSports’ Dawn Ennis (@lifeafterdawn) provides an analysis in Forbes on how states fare on providing legal protections for LGBTQ workers. More from Forbes.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER OPENS CLINIC FOCUSED ON SERVING LGBTQ COMMUNITY: The university says that it’s the first multidisciplinary LGBTQ health clinic in the state. More from AP.
JURY AWARDS GAY COP -- PASSED UP FOR PROMOTION 23 TIMES -- NEARLY $20M IN DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST ST. LOUIS COUNTY: Reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “The jury’s decision marked the end of a week-long trial during which the police department was accused of having an anti-LGBT culture and a history of retaliation…” More from The Washington Post.
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YOUTUBE STAR AND TALK SHOW HOST LILLY SINGH ON COMING OUT AS BISEXUAL: “Growing up in Indian culture, there are a lot of things we don’t talk about like sexuality, mental health, harassment and abuse. I don’t want to contribute to the culture of silence because these things affect so many of us,” said Singh (@Lilly). More from Hindustan Times.
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MACAU LGBTQ RIGHTS GROUP TO CONDUCT THIRD SURVEY FOCUSING ON LGBTQ COMMUNITY: The survey by Rainbow of Macau aims to “refresh and further its understanding of the local LGBT+ community.” More from Macau Business.
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KXLH spotlights how Justice Williams, owner of Queer Gym, is providing a workout space to empower the LGBTQ community; LGBTQ Nation takes a deep dive into the history of same-sex relationships; Glamour names professional soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) to its Women of the Year list