- September 17, 2019
NEW HRC REPORT SAYS STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE FAILING LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN DATA COLLECTION: “It is imperative that municipal and state governments close the gap on data collection across this country -- and we are calling on them to pass legislation to ensure every single LGBTQ person is counted,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof (@JoDeelive). “Congress should swiftly pass the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, which would require federal agencies to include voluntary questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in data collection instruments that include demographic data.” Check out “LGBTQ-Inclusive Data Collection: A Lifesaving Imperative” and more at HRC.
TROUBLING REPORT FROM THE ADVOCATE -- TRANSGENDER WOMAN JA’LEYAH-JAMAR REPORTED KILLED IN KANSAS: She is at least the 19th transgender person reported killed this year. Media and police have misgendered her in initial reports, according to The Advocate’s Trudy Ring. Read more at The Advocate.
- Yesterday, HRC’s Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) spoke with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) and Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) about the epidemic of violence against transgender women and what we all can do about it. More from MSNBC.
- HRC offers a brief guide for reporters on writing about transgender people here.
"It reinforces that behind this conversation, behind the headlines, are real people who are worthy of dignity and respect, worthy of life and love."@SarahEMcBride on the rise of violence facing the transgender community, especially Black trans women. #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/ynMcCJE5tr— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 16, 2019
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID TO JOIN HISTORIC NATIONAL TRANS VISIBILITY MARCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: “At a time when the Trump-Pence administration and anti-equality forces are seeking to actively discriminate against transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people, we must stand up and show up to support and protect our community,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). More here.
TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC HIGHLIGHTS ITS LATINX LGBTQ YOUTH REPORT FOR LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: More from HRC.
As we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, check out data from @HRC Foundation & @UConn's Latinx #LGBTQYouthReport that focuses on the unique challenges and triumphs that these youth face -- and how we can support them on their journeys. #HispanicHeritageMonth https://t.co/BAJ33eyEFr— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 16, 2019
I CHOSE TO STAND UP -- MICHIGAN TRANSGENDER WOMAN’S CASE TO BE HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT: "I have felt imprisoned in a body that does not match my mind, and this has caused great despair and loneliness,” Aimee Stephens, fired from her job at a funeral home after her transition, told The Detroit News. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments on Stephen’s case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v EEOC & Aime Stephens on Oct. 8. More from Melissa Naan Burke (@naanburke) of The Detroit News.
- “This is an issue of national importance” -- SCOTUS on Oct. 8 will also hear oral arguments in Bostock v Clayton County, the case of Gerald Bostock, fired from his Clayton County, Georgia, job because of his sexual orientation. More from Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) at Bloomberg.
CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW LGBTQ LIAISON: More from NBC29.
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“IT’S THE ONE DAY WE’RE NOT OUTCASTS” -- LONDON HOLDS FIRST-EVER TRANS PRIDE MARCH: More from Independent.
BELGRADE PRIDE CALLS ON SERBIA TO ADDRESS LGBTQ RIGHTS IN THE COUNTRY: Marching Sunday under the slogan ‘’I’m not giving up’’ #NeOdricemSe, thousands took part in Belgrade’s eighth Pride Parade. More from EuroNews.
- Serbian police intervene to protect LGBTQ pride march: Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and her partner joined several hundred activists in the annual march through Belgrade. Brnabic, the first openly LGBTQ prime minister in the Balkan country, faces pressure to do more in support of LGBTQ rights. More from ABC News.
60 MINUTES UNCOVERS SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY” STILL PRACTICED IN AUSTRALIAN CHURCHES: More from 9News.
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AP shares powerful story of Pennsylvania transgender teen’s journey; NBC highlights its new host Lilly Singh (@Lilly) -- who is openly bisexual -- and the premiere of “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”; Out spotlights the unstoppable and fashionable Pose writer and director Janet Mock (@janetmock)
“I am a woman; I can write women’s stories. I’m a Black person; I can write Black stories. I am a trans person; I can write queer and trans stories.” —the fearless #JanetMock. https://t.co/TJSZHSIQl8 pic.twitter.com/GpMxp9tB2e— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) September 16, 2019