HRC RUNS FULL-PAGE USA TODAY AD FOR NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY URGING AMERICANS TO VOTE FOR EQUALITY: With only 42 days left until Election Day, HRC calls on voters in the ad to join the more than 10 million LGBTQ voters and 52 million “Equality Voters” in making a difference this November by checking their voter registration status and making a plan to #TurnOUT and vote. HRC has already helped to register more than 28,000 voters. “HRC is working harder than ever to turn out Equality Voters and pull the emergency brake on the reckless, discriminatory agenda of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “As we face attack after attack on LGBTQ equality from the Trump-Pence Administration, it’s absolutely crucial that voters make a plan to vote and ensure we send a pro-equality majority to Congress this November.” More from HRC.

  • WATCH: HRC also launched a video with social media influencer Jessie Paege (@jessiepaege) and HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) showing how easy it to register to vote in only two minutes.
  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) joined with HRC to urge people to commit to vote this National Voter Registration Day by checking their current voter registration status. More from HRC.

TUESDAY TWEET -- SENATE MUST HALT KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION PROCESS UNTIL SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS ARE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED: Yesterday, HRC joined a walkout in support of Dr. Christine Blasey and Deborah Ramirez. More from Fortune.

HRC, EQUALITY FLORIDA AND SAVE ENDORSE ANDREW GILLUM FOR GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA: HRC President Chad Griffin, Equality Florida Executive Director and CEO Nadine Smith and SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima joined Gillum and other key leaders and allies for a rally in Miami to announce the endorsement and speak about the importance of the race for LGBTQ and allied Floridians. “The stakes this election couldn’t be higher, and the choice for Florida voters couldn’t be clearer,” said Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “HRC is proud to endorse Andrew Gillum’s campaign to become the next governor of Florida because he is a proven pro-equality leader who will represent all Floridians -- not just those who look a certain way, speak a certain way, or love a certain way.” More from HRC, WSVN, CBS Miami and Sun Sentinel.

TODAY -- TRUMP AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HRC will be watching Trump as he speaks to the U.N. General Assembly to see if he dares to hold Putin to account for crimes against humanity in Chechnya -- or if, yet again, he remains silent on protecting the world's most vulnerable, including LGBTQ people.

HRC ENDORSES CHRIS PAPPAS FOR U.S. CONGRESS (NH-1): “Chris Pappas is a proven leader who will fight each and every day in Congress to advance LGBTQ equality and stand up to the hateful politics of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Having served the people of New Hampshire for more than a decade, Pappas is unwavering in his commitment to make real and positive change on behalf of his constituents.” More from HRC.

HRC ENDORSES KARL DEAN FOR TENNESSEE GOVERNOR: “Karl Dean has a proven record of putting people ahead of politics and finding solutions to the problems hard-working families face each and every day,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “Karl is the clear choice for Tennessee’s fair-minded voters who want a brighter, stronger future moving Tennessee forward as a welcoming and inclusive state.” More from HRC and The Tennessean.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO, VOTES TODAY ON LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE: HRC and Equality Ohio are mobilizing supporters to call their county council members. More from PRIZM News.

BRIDGEPORT, PA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY, BLACK MAYOR HAS BEEN TARGETED WITH DEATH THREATS: More from Philly Voice.

#BIWEEK -- SEVEN POWERFUL MOMENTS IN BI VISIBILITY: More from HRC.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS TO HOST TEAM’S FIRST EVER LGBTQ PRIDE NIGHT: More from Los Angeles Sentinel.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

PROMINENT GREEK HIV AND LGBTQ ADVOCATE KILLED: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the violent death of Zak Kostopoulos. Police continue investigate the circumstances. More from Pink News.

TEACHER IN ZIMBABWE BRAVELY COMES OUT AS GAY, HOPES IT LEADS TO ACCEPTANCE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS: Zimbabwe is one of 70 countries were LGBTQ identity is criminalized. More from Pulse.

LORD IVAR MOUNTBATTEN MARRIES HUSBAND IN FIRST-EVER SAME-SEX ROYAL WEDDING: Lord Mountbatten is Queen Elizabeth’s cousin. More from Pink News.

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