HRC APPLAUDS HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR ADVANCING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION MEASURES: “It is imperative that Congress and the White House finally take action to prevent this senseless, ongoing epidemic of gun violence,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “The vast majority of the American people support meaningful steps to stop these preventable tragedies, including an assurance that no person in this country can purchase a firearm without clearing a background check.” More from HRC.

HRC TO HONOR ACTOR MICHAEL BENJAMIN WASHINGTON WITH VISIBILITY AWARD AT 2019 ST. LOUIS GALA THIS WEEKEND: More from HRC

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- INDYA MOORE (@IndyaMoore) WEARS EARRINGS & CARRIES PURSE DEPICTING 17 BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMEN KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KILLED THIS YEAR: Sadly, just days after Moore’s brave display of activism, advocates were alerted to an 18th death -- that of Bee Love Slater. More from Out Magazine

PROFESSIONAL GAMER DOMINIQUE “SONICFOX” MCLEAN (@SonicFox5000) COMES OUT AS A NON-BINARY MAN: More from Metro Weekly

ANGELICA ROSS (@angelicaross) CALLS OUT “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” AWARDS SHOW FOR FAILING TO INVITE OR ACKNOWLEDGE BLACK TRANS WOMEN: More from Femestella

  • On a recent segment of OWN, Angelica Ross and her mother opened up about their relationship. More from Out.

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION CONDEMNING “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More here

EVEN THOUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REQUIRES THAT MEDICAID COVER GENDER AFFIRMATION SURGERY, MANY TRANS & NON-BINARY PEOPLE FACE BARRIERS IN ACCESSING COVERAGE: More from Bloomberg Law.

ALEJANDRA BARRERA, A TRANSGENDER WOMAN & REFUGEE, HAS BEEN RELEASED AFTER BEING HELD BY ICE FOR 20 MONTHS: More from PinkNews

HORRIBLE -- RADIO STATION TWEETS, DELETES HOMOPHOBIC SLUR AIMED AT ITS OWN EMPLOYEE: More from The Advocate.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HRC PROUD TO SUPPORT THE FIRST PRIDE MARCH IN UKRAINE’S SECOND LARGEST CITY: The march in Kharkiv, with support from HRC’s Partnerships in Pride program, will take place despite the mayor’s coercive attempts to restrict Pride activities. More from HRC.

SAME-SEX COUPLE -- BOTH PRIESTS  -- MARRIES WITH HOPE OF RECEIVING BLESSING FROM AUSTRALIA’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Fathers John Davis and Rob Whalley hoped to become the first same-sex couple to recieve such a blessing, but the matter has been referred to the church’s highest court for a decision on whether the blessing would violate the church’s constitution. More from PinkNews.

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Outsports profiles married, gay volleyball coaches Coleman Lee and Garrett Case (@gcase1470

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