- October 7, 2019
HIGH STAKES AT THE HIGH COURT -- U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASES ON PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ EMPLOYEES: Justices are set to consider a set of cases Tuesday that would determine whether LGBTQ employees are protected under federal non-discrimination laws. More from Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) at The Washington Post and Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) at the Washington Blade.
- Bloomberg’s Chris Marr (@JournoChrisATL) on the powerful story of Gerald Bostock, a plaintiff in one of the three cases the high court will hear. More from Bloomberg Law.
HRC JOINS PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN CALL FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE: More from HRC.
Reproductive rights are human rights, and all people, regardless of background, deserve access to quality abortion care and other reproductive health services.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 4, 2019
We stand with our friends at @PPact, @NARAL and other partners in demanding the protection of these rights. https://t.co/8S9dxuVjFe
HRC VOLUNTEER ZOE ROBERTS ON WHY WISCONSIN SHOULD BAN SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: “It is my belief that conversion therapy should be banned completely,” said Roberts. “It is also my belief that everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race or any other factor, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.” More from HRC.
“I’M AN ENDANGERED SPECIES… BUT I CANNOT STOP LIVING” -- ABC NEWS’ NIGHTLINE SPOTLIGHTS THE EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE FACING TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR: In 2019, at least 18 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed by other violent means, with a majority of the deaths being Black transgender women. More from ABC News.
"I'm a human being. That's what people need to see." - @tyraaross— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 5, 2019
.@HRC honoree Dominique Jackson speaks with @JujuChangABC about the violence trans women of color face and the reality of the dangers that threaten the community. https://t.co/ugViKPHPTX
TRANS IN COLOR PROVIDES SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR TRANS MEN OF COLOR IN THE D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA AREA: “It’s a 24-hour support system,” said Dani Farrell, founder of Trans in Color (@trans_in_color), tells WUSA9’s Michael Quander (@MikeQReports). Read more at USA9.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE GENDER-AFFIRMING SURGERY ARE LESS LIKELY TO NEED MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT: More from Newsweek.
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CELEBRATING LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH WITH OUT TENNIS LEGEND BILLIE JEAN KING: A champion for both women’s rights and LGBTQ equality, King (@BillieJeanKing) is one of the most decorated players in Grand Slam history. More from OutSports.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
BRAZILIAN COURT TO REVIEW CASE INVOLVING SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR LGBTQ AND OTHER FILMS: Brazilian prosecutors claim the decision was motivated by anti-LGBTQ discrimination. More from Openly.
PAST TO PRESENT -- A LOOK BACK AT 20 YEARS IN THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT IN SINGAPORE: More from The News Lens.
LGBTQ SHELTER IN UKRAINE CAPITAL TO CLOSE DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING: More from Kyiv Post.
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