MISSISSIPPI WEDDING VENUE OWNER REFUSES SERVICE TO COUPLE -- SAYING THEY REFUSE TO DO INTERRACIAL OR SAME-SEX WEDDINGS: After being refused service by Boone’s Camp Event Hall, LaKambria Welch, the sibling of the groom, a Black man marrying a white woman, uploaded a video of the interaction to Facebook. More from The Root.

HRC OBSERVES NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH: This September, HRC observes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, reaffirming our commitment to supporting the well-being of LGBTQ youth who often feel alone or hopeless simply because of who they are. More from HRC

TUESDAY TWEET -- CRAZY EX-GIRFRIEND’s STAR AND LGBTQ ALLY GABRIELLE RUIZ GIVES POWERFUL REMARKS ON LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE: “As Americans, we share bedrock identities. Equality is our birthright,” said Ruiz (@gabrielleruiz) at the 2019 HRC San Diego Dinner. “It is not a privilege given. It is never conditioned by the person we love or our gender identity, and it cannot and will not be taken away." More from HRC

SAVE THE DATE FOR “JAZZ & FRIENDS” 2020: HRC Foundation’s annual Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020. More from HRC

WHEN WILL THIS ONGOING EPIDEMIC END? -- TEXAS SHOOTING LEAVES 7 DEAD AND AT LEAST 21 INJURED IN ODESSA AND MIDLAND, TX.: More from The New York Times.

KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOLD TO REMOVE T-SHIRTS CELEBRATING LGBTQ COMMUNITY: "We asked why we can’t wear shirts that express our sexuality, " said Lilly Vance,  one of the high school students that were asked to change their t-shirts. “Our principal basically told us that we can’t wear these clothes because they cause a distraction from learning and that they’re controversial.” More from Courier-Journal.

SACRAMENTO LGBTQ CENTER TO RECEIVE FUNDING FROM CITY COUNCIL FOR PERMANENT HOME: “The LGBT community is still an underserved community and it’s important that they can continue to provide health and wellness to Sacramento,”  said Sacramento Councilman Steve Hansen (@Steve4Sac). More from The Sacramento Bee.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

“QUEER EYE” STAR ANTONI POROWSKI (@antoni) WRITES FOR THE WASHINGTON POST ON WHY RECENT ATTACKS AGAINST LGBTQ RIGHTS IN POLAND ARE UNACCEPTABLE: Read the full op-ed here

BERMUDA HOLDS FIRST LGBTQ PRIDE PARADE: More from Carribean National Weekly.

  • HRC partners with Bermuda Pride and OUT Bermuda to celebrate the territory’s first Pride parade. More from HRC

LGBTQ PLAY IN MOSCOW INTERRUPTED WITH ANTI-LGBTQ SLURS: More from  Pink News

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