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HRC PARTNERS WITH BILLY EICHNER AND FUNNY OR DIE FOR “GLAM UP THE MIDTERMS” TOUR: The tour will include stops in Phoenix on October 13,  Las Vegas on October 20 and Milwaukee on October 27, and is aimed at encouraging millions of “Equality Voters” nationwide to take advantage of early voting and make their voices heard this November. In addition to more than 10 million LGBTQ voters across the nation, the Human Rights Campaign has identified 52 million “Equality Voters,” who make issues of equality a deciding factor in their vote. More from HRC and Variety.

HRC’S SARAH WARBELOW SPEAKS AT #StopKavanaugh RALLY: HRC joins partner coalition organizations in calling on the U.S. Senate to hold Brett Kavanaugh responsible for lying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee and to reject his nomination.

HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN JOINS AFTAB PUREVAL IN CINCINNATI TO RALLY VOTERS AHEAD OF MIDTERMS: Griffin and Pureval will also discuss the crucial importance of the race to unseat Rep. Steve Chabot, who has consistently received an abysmal score of zero on the HRC Congressional Scorecard. If you are interested in covering, RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

HRC ANNOUNCES SLATE OF ENDORSEMENTS IN WISCONSIN STATE LEGISLATURE: “For too long, anti-equality politicians, like Governor Scott Walker and State Senator Leah Vukmir, have held our state back and failed to show the leadership needed to protect Wisconsinites from discrimination,” said HRC Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “It is critical that we invest in fair-minded, pro-equality candidates up and down the ticket, who are committed to moving equality forward and ensuring the Badger State is open and welcoming to all.” More from HRC.

THROWBACK THURSDAY -- ICYMI, HRC HOSTED BI+ COMMUNITY PANEL FOR #BIWEEK: More from Tagg Magazine.

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY IS OCTOBER 11: In the lead up to the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, HRC is honoring those who came out this year on its Twitter. More from Daily Mail.

RACINE, WI VOTES TO PROTECT TRANS COMMUNITY FROM DISCRIMINATION: “Like so many cities across the country, Racine, Wisconsin has made clear that all its residents deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and equality, regardless of who they are or who they love,” said HRC Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “Today the Racine Common Council proudly affirmed the city’s support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, and moved the Badger State forward on the road to equality.” More from HRC and The Journal Times.

MINNESOTA TO ALLOW ‘X’ GENDER OPTION ON DRIVER’S LICENSES: The state joins Maine, Oregon, California, Washington and the District of Columbia in allowing non-binary citizens to accurately reflect their gender on driver’s licenses. More from Star Tribune.

STEVE GAYNOR IS WRONG FOR ARIZONA: HRC exposed the anti-LGBTQ record of Arizona Secretary of State candidate Steve Gaynor. Gaynor has opposed updating state non-discrimination laws to protect on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and supports the debunked and dangerous practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” Lawmakers in a growing number of states have passed legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the discredited practice. More from Arizona Central.

HRC JOINS “EQUAL FUTURE” CAMPAIGN TO SHARE STORIES OF LGBTQ CATHOLICS: The campaign is encouraging those attending the synod of bishops on young people in Roam to urge the Catholic Church to change its teachings on the LGBTQ community. More from National Catholic Reporter.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

SHAMEFUL -- ROMANIA POLLS OPEN THIS WEEKEND ON REFERENDUM TO ENSHRINE DISCRIMINATION IN COUNTRY’S CONSTITUTION: Anti-equality activists are asking to amend the constitution to define a union as between “a man and a woman,” rather than the existing language of “spouses.” More from Human Rights Watch.

LANDMARK CASE IN UNITED KINGDOM TO ALLOW TRANSGENDER PARENT TO BE LISTED AS “FATHER” ON CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE: The unnamed plaintiff had his child prior to transitioning, and is fighting to be listed as the child’s father. More from Independent.

HORRIFYING -- LGBTQ GIRLS IN CAMEROON FACE PHYSICAL, SEXUAL ASSAULT FROM FAMILIES ATTEMPTING DANGEROUS “CONVERSION”: More from Reuters.

HRC IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 2019 GLOBAL SUMMIT.

CHURCH OF SCOTLAND MINISTER TO HEADLINE PROUD NESS FESTIVAL: More from STV News.

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