ICYMI -- CNN WILL BE EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNER FOR HRC FOUNDATION’S HISTORIC 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TOWN HALL ON OCT. 10: The Oct. 10th event at The Novo in Los Angeles will mark the first time in history that a major cable news network will air a presidential event devoted to issues of importance to the LGBTQ community. Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “We are eager to hear from this field of Democratic presidential candidates about how they plan to win full federal equality, defend the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people, and protect the most vulnerable among us -- both here in the United States and around the globe -- from stigma, institutional inequality, discrimination and violence.” More from Los Angeles Blade, CNN and Politico.

FRIDAY MUST WATCH -- LIL NAS X TALKS ABOUT NEED TO BE OPEN IN THE RAP INDUSTRY, SHUTS DOWN ANTI-LGBTQ GASLIGHTING: More from Esquire.

  • Hey Panini, don’t you be a meanie. Lil Nas X’s newest music video for ‘Panini’ dropped yesterday. Watch here.

HORRIFYING -- STUDENTS WITH “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” SIGNS DISRUPT LGBTQ STUDENT CLUB MEETING, SHOUT SLURS: The school district said in a statement to a local news organization that it is investigating the Aug. 28 incident at Frontier High School in Bakersfield, California. More from Bakersfield.com.

NEW STUDY SHOWS FATHERS IN SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS RECEIVE LESS PARENTAL LEAVE THAN OTHER COUPLES AROUND THE WORLD: More from Reuters

  • Last year, HRC Foundation released a report detailing the results of its groundbreaking nationwide survey of LGBTQ people that reveals an urgent need for inclusive employer-paid family and medical leave. More from HRC.

ANTI-LGBTQ TEXAS STATE SENATOR DRAWS SERIOUS PRIMARY CHALLENGER: More from Texas Observer.

LA BLADE’S KAREN OCAMB (@KARENOCAMB) REPORTS ON RYAN RUSSELL, THE NFL FREE AGENT WHO CAME OUT AS BI: HRC’s Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) tells Ocamb, “As a queer trans kid from Central Texas who grew up loving football, I’m proud of Ryan Russell’s brave authenticity. But that will not be enough until everyone in the NFL has a shoulder-to-shoulder pride in the values of true inclusion.” More from Los Angeles Blade.

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES ‘GRACE AND FRANKIE’S’ NEXT SEASON WILL BE ITS LAST: More from Advocate.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ICELAND DECKS THE HALLS IN RAINBOWS FOR VP PENCE’S VISIT: More from Iceland Magazine.

THE CURRENT STATE OF LGBTQ RIGHTS IN INDIA ONE YEAR AFTER HISTORIC COURT RULING: More from AFP and Vice.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Paper Magazine reports on a program to bring HIV awareness to Black communities through the arts; Des Moines Register interviews a local LGBTQ advocate being honored for his years of service to the community

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