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REPORT SAYS KAVANAUGH REPRESENTED COMPANY ACCUSED OF MISTREATING PRISONERS LIVING WITH HIV: Said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy (@david_stacy): “That Kavanaugh chose to defend a company accused of deliberately abusing prisoners with HIV and AIDS says a lot about his value system and what we can expect of him in Justice Kennedy's seat. The American people deserve a fair-minded jurist. The Senate needs to reject this nomination.” More from HRC and American Ledger.

  • Check out these suggestions on how to help #StopKavanaugh from Paper Magazine.

#Time4BlackTransWomen: The Transgender Law Center has called for a National Moment of Silence today at 3 p.m. ET, which HRC, the Anti-Violence Project and many other organizations will join. More information here.

FUNNY FRIDAY -- BILLY ON THE STREET IS BACK!

HRC ENDORSES GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR MICHIGAN GOVERNOR: “Gretchen Whitmer is the clear choice for Michiganders and the champion we need to move equality forward in the Great Lakes State,” said HRC Michigan State Director Amritha Venkataraman. “She’s dedicated her career to fighting for Michigan’s working families and ensuring that every Michigander -- no matter who they are -- has the same rights, liberties and opportunities. HRC is proud to endorse her candidacy for governor and we look forward to turning out Michigan’s 300,000 LGBTQ voters for her this November.” More from HRC.

HRC ANNOUNCES SLATE OF PRO-EQUALITY ENDORSEMENTS IN OHIO STATE LEGISLATURE: Said HRC Ohio State Director Shawn Copeland. “With a pro-equality majority, we can finally pass state level non-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community, ensure transgender people are no longer barred from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates, and expand hate crimes protections to include LGBTQ Ohioans. For the past year, HRC has been on the ground working hard to turn out Equality Voters and elect a pro-equality majority in the state legislature that will fight to defend the rights and dignity of all Ohioans.” More from HRC.

NYC TO ADD ‘X’ GENDER MARKER OPTION TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES: The city council passed the bill 41-6, allowing parents to opt for the gender-neutral option and for adults to change their existing gender marker. More from The Associated Press.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, TRANS WOMAN ATTACKED BY A MAN WITH A KNIFE: Tenia Williams alleges Dominic James attacked her after the two met for a date. More from Springfield News-Leader.

WEST HOLLYWOOD TO HOLD BISEXUAL PRIDE PARADE: The celebration, set for Bisexual Visibility Day on September 22, is thought to be the nation’s first bisexual themed pride. More from Los Angeles Blade.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

SOUTH AFRICAN WORKPLACE EQUALITY INDEX MEASURES LGBTQ POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF TOP COMPANIES: More from LGBT+ Forum.

CONOCE A CRISTIAN LINS, EL ÚNICO HOMBRE TRANS CANDIDATO EN LAS ELECCIONES EN BRASIL: Más de WorldNews En Español.

MEET CRISTIAN LINS, THE ONLY OPENLY TRANS MAN RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN BRAZIL: More from WorldNews En Español.

KENYAN FILMMAKER SUES GOVERNMENT FOR CENSORING HER FILM INVOLVING A SAME SEX COUPLE: More from Pink News.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Deadline previews an upcoming show about a same-sex couple called ‘The Inn Crowd’; Entertainment Tonight reflects on the famous same-sex wedding in ‘Friends’; Dallas Voice reports that Lyft will offer discounted rides to the area’s LGBTQ Pride event this weekend

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