U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARING CASES **TODAY** ON PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ EMPLOYEES: Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid), “No one should be denied a job or fired simply because of who they are or whom they love. The growing legal consensus is that our nation’s civil rights laws protect LGBTQ people against discrimination under sex non-discrimination laws. The Supreme Court has an opportunity to clarify this area of law to ensure protections for LGBTQ people in many important areas of life.” More from Jo Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba) at Bustle and HRC

  • Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules, the Senate must join the House in acting immediately to pass the Equality Act, which would provide clear, comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life. Learn more about the Equality Act here.

TUESDAY TWEET -- “I HOPE THE SUPREME COURT SAYS ‘NO, HONEY!’”: Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) speaks out about the three LGBTQ employment rights cases the Supreme Court is hearing today. More from HRC

30TH ANNUAL HRC TWIN CITIES DINNER TO TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY: U.S. Senator Tina Smith; Governor Tim Walz; U.S. Representatives Angie Craig, Betty McCollum and Ilhan Omar; and City Councilmember Andrea Jenkins are among the pro-equality leaders who will be attending. To request media credentials, please email your full name, outlet affiliation, role and cell phone number to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). More from HRC

DANIELA CALDERON, A TRANSGENDER WOMAN OF COLOR WHO WAS SHOT IN DALLAS LAST MONTH, TELLS HER STORY FOR THE FIRST TIME: Read more from Lauren McGaughy (@lmcgaughy) at the Dallas Morning News in English and en Español, and hear her story in her own words here [warning -- graphic descriptions & images of violence at links].

JOIN HRC FOUNDATION & MILLIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THE HISTORIC POWER OF OUR PRIDE TOWN HALL ON THURSDAY: Find a watch party in your area here!

HORRIBLE -- BLACK TRANS WOMAN HARASSED IN BATHROOM AT SAN FRAN IN-N-OUT RESTAURANT: More from PinkNews.

HARASSING FLIERS DEMAND THAT OLYMPIA, WASH., BUSINESSES REMOVE LGBTQ PRIDE FLAGS: More from The Seattle Times

GET CULTURED - Entertainment, arts and sports news!

OPENLY GAY AND GENDERFLUID ACTOR RUBY ROSE OPENS UP ABOUT PLAYING GAY SUPERHERO BATWOMAN IN NEW CW SHOW: “[This role is] something that we all wish did exist when we were growing up [watching] television. It would have helped [us] as well as other people feel less alone and less misunderstood or all confused or isolated and different and not unlike many other things that come with being young and gay,” Rose said. More from The Washington Post.

ACTIVIST AND ATHLETE AMAZIN LETHI IS ADVOCATING FOR LGBTQ INCLUSION FOR ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES: “One of my big focuses is having these conversations around equality for the Asian community, using sports as a platform, because I think it’s a language that everyone understands,” said LeThi (@amazinlethi), who identifies as rainbow, a more inclusive term commonly used in the Vietnamese LGBTQ community. Read more from David Artavia (@DMArtavia) at The Advocate.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HRC CONGRATULATES HRC GLOBAL INNOVATOR LINDA BAUMANN OF NAMIBIA: Baumann (@LindaRMBaumann) will receive the African Feather of the Year award at the 2019 Feathers Festival later this month. More from HRC

AUSTRALIA’S 2021 CENSUS WILL NOT INCLUDE QUESTIONS ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY: More from Out in Perth

LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS HAVE JOINED FORCES ACROSS A HISTORICAL  DIVIDE IN CYPRUS TO FIGHT FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS: More from the Associated Press

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!
ScreenShot interviews bi+ speaker, educator & activist Robyn Ochs (@robynochs); HRC President Alphonso David congratulates new CEO of Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal), Kevin Jennings (@KJennings); A Wild and Precious Life, the memoir of LGBTQ icon and advocate Edie Windsor, comes out today

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