- September 25, 2019
TRUMP SLAMMED FOR MENTIONING LGBTQ RIGHTS ABROAD AT U.N. WHILE UNRELENTINGLY ATTACKING OUR COMMUNITY AT HOME: More from Washington Blade.
- Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel made history as the first openly LGBTQ head of government to speak about LGBTQ-specific issues at the U.N. General Assembly. More from Washington Blade.
Donald Trump has no credibility to speak about LGBTQ rights abroad when he has done so much to damage them here at home, from banning trans people from the military to cruelly proposing that medical providers can deny care to LGBTQ patients based on personal beliefs. #UNGA https://t.co/aJ1olTEztM— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 24, 2019
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@AlphonsoDavid) SHARES HIS PRIORITIES DURING APPEARANCE AT THE ATLANTIC FESTIVAL: The annual event brings together the biggest names in politics, business, tech and more.
As the first person of color to head @HRC, what’s at the top of your agenda? We have to change the current administration, stand up for members of the trans community, and humanize LGBTQ people in communities across the country, said @AlphonsoDavid of @HRC at #TheAtlanticFest. pic.twitter.com/SbYaUclz2T— The Atlantic Festival (@TheAtlanticFest) September 24, 2019
FEDERAL JUDGE THROWS OUT BOGUS LAWSUIT FROM THERAPIST WHO WANTS TO PRACTICE DANGEROUS SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: In her decision, U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow wrote: “These sources indicate that conducting conversion therapy on minors could potentially harm their emotional and physical well-being and, thus, prohibiting the practice of conversion therapy on minors would abate the harmful outcomes caused by conversion therapy.” More from The Associated Press.
NEWS FROM THE VATICAN: The Vatican will temporarily allow a Jesuit high school in Indiana, which refused to fire a teacher because he has a same-sex spouse, to remain a Catholic institution while its request to remain Catholic permanently is considered. More from HuffPost.
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“I am in mourning every day of my life, Alexis, and I will be the rest of my life until we change the world so that trans people are not persecuted.”— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 23, 2019
Thank you Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) for showing up every day for the trans community. #Emmys ����⚪ pic.twitter.com/oggCNa6qWi
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
NEW STUDY SHOWS NEARLY ONE THIRD OF TRANS NEW ZEALANDERS HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ASSAULT: The study also found that many do not seek medical care following these assaults due to fear of discrimination by medical professionals. More from Reuters.
INDONESIANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST ANTI-LGBTQ CHANGES TO CRIMINAL CODE: Massive protests were held against changes that would criminalize LGBTQ people and restrict freedom of speech, women’s rights and weaken democracy. HRC supports those urging the Parliament of Indonesia to withdraw this bill and ensure the security of protesters. More from Channel News Asia.
FRENCH PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE BROADENING ACCESS TO MEDICALLY ASSISTED REPRODUCTION TO SAME-SEX COUPLES, SINGLE PARENTS: More from CNN.
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NBC Sports interviews Ryan O’Callaghan, a retired NFL player who came out as gay in 2017; Pride reviews Hayley Kiyoko’s (@HayleyKiyoko) recent appearnace on the Kelly Clarkson Show (@KellyClarksonTV); OutSports and Houston Chronicle highlight a colorful demonstration by Rice marching band to call out Baylor’s anti-LGBTQ policies
Rice University’s @ricemob delivered a controversial skit and played pro-LGBTQ song “YMCA” by Village People as dozens of students and alumni rushed the field w/ rainbow flags at its football game against Baylor University on Saturday night. https://t.co/wuIhOQGhIi— Brittany Britto (@brittanybritto) September 22, 2019