FRIENDS ASK FOR ANSWERS, JUSTICE FOR BEE LOVE SLATER, A BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN FLORIDA:  “These victims are not numbers — they were people with hopes and dreams, loved ones and communities who will miss them every day,” The New York Times quotes HRC after Slater’s death. More from The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today and HRC

  • CNN’s Christina Maxouris (@its_xristina) reports on the epidemic of violence against Black transgender women, and what advocates -- including the NYC Anti-Violence Project -- are doing to help stop it. More at CNN.

HRC ENDORSES MICHIGAN STATE REP JON HOADLEY FOR U.S. CONGRESS: “Jon Hoadley is a champion for equality who will fight tirelessly for Michiganders in Congress,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “In a state where fewer than 11,000 votes decided the last presidential election, it is deeply important that the LGBTQ community be heard and represented by our elected officials.” More from HRC

HRC ENDORSES U.S. REP. LIZZIE FLETCHER OF TEXAS FOR RE-ELECTION:  “In 2018, voters sent a clear message by rejecting the politics of fear and division and sending bold pro-equality champions like Lizzie Fletcher to Washington,” said HRC President Alphonso David.  More from HRC.

HRC ENDORSES GINA ORTIZ JONES FOR U.S. CONGRESS IN TEXAS: “As an openly LGBTQ military service member who served under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’ Gina Ortiz Jones will have a unique opportunity to share her story and fight back against the Trump-Pence administration’s continued attacks on LGBTQ people -- and particularly on LGBTQ military service members,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More from HRC.

MUST READ -- LGBTQ CAUCUS IN TEXAS HOUSE FIGHTS FOR EQUALITY: “The formation of the first-ever LGBTQ caucus was a monumental step forward from last session,” said HRC Texas State Director Rebecca Marques (@_RebeccaMarques). “We couldn’t have killed anti-LGBTQ legislation without the work of the LGBTQ Caucus.” More from Dallas Voice

HRC KICKS OFF BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK BY CELEBRATING PUBLIC FIGURES WHO SHARED THEIR TRUTHS: Today begins Bisexual Awareness Week, providing a vital opportunity to highlight the stories of bisexual, pansexual, queer and sexually fluid people. Also known as #BiWeek, which culminates on Monday, September 23 with Bi Visibility Day, this is an opportunity to raise awareness of the unique issues facing the bi+ community and celebrate our triumphs. More from HRC

¡LO TIENES QUE LEER! -- HRC CELEBRA EL INICIO DEL MES DE LA HERENCIA LATINX: HRC se enorgullece de celebrar las culturas, contribuciones y resiliencia de todas las comunidades y personas que se identifican con los términos latinx, hispano(a) y latino(a) a nivel mundial. La celebración se ha convertido en una oportunidad ideal para combatir la ignorancia, el miedo y prejuicio, dando luz a la multiculturalidad e historias de estas comunidades y sus innumerables contribuciones. Más de HRC en English y Español

SINGER/SONGWRITER SAM SMITH COMES OUT AS NON-BINARY: More here

STAFFORD COUNTY, VA, SCHOOLS ADD SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY TO DISTRICT’S NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: More from Washington Blade

HRC CONGRATULATES LGBTQ WINNERS AT THIS WEEKEND’S 71st CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS: The winners include: Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby); Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch); Queer Eye (@QueerEye), which won four; and RuPaul’s Drag Race  (@RuPaulsDragRace), which won three, including RuPaul (@RuPaul) in the “Outstanding Host” category. More from Out, and the Emmys.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

UKRAINE’S SECOND LARGEST CITY HOLDS FIRST LGBTQ PRIDE MARCH: HRC congratulates the LGBTQ community in Kharkiv and is proud to have supported it through its Partnerships in Pride program. More from Radio Free Europe.

LGBTQ ACTIVIST LEANDRO RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA DETAINED IN CUBA: More from Washington Blade

GAY MAN FROM CHECHNYA FINDS REFUGE AND SAFETY IN CANADA: More from CBC and from HRC’s #EyesOnChechnya campaign.

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