THE EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMEN MUST CEASE: Bailey Reeves, a Black transgender teen, was killed over Labor Day weekend in Baltimore, and was remembered at a vigil on Friday evening. Tragically, Bee Love Slater, a Black transgender woman, was also killed in Florida last week. Read more from HRC, The Baltimore Sun and Out Magazine.

  • The National Black Justice Coalition is calling for action and an end to the deadly violence against Black trans women. Read their full statement here

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@AlphonsoDavid ) ON THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES -- “OUR RIGHTS ARE ON THE LINE NOW”: Read more here

MONDAY MUST-READ -- HRC LEGAL DIRECTOR SARAH WARBELOW ON THE TRUMP-PENCE PROPOSAL THAT COULD ALLOW DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN, LGBTQ PEOPLE AND RELIGIOUS MINORITIES: “Under this proposal, a for-profit contractor could terminate an employee who uses birth control, an employee who is pregnant and unmarried or a worker who marries his same-sex partner,” Warbelow (@SarahWarbelow) writes in The Advocate. “Contractors could also argue that the exemption allows them to refuse to hire LGBTQ people, deny same-sex couples the health benefits they offer married opposite-sex couples or refuse to allow transgender employees to dress and use facilities consistent with their gender identity.” Read the full op-ed here

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID TO APPEAR AT THE ATLANTIC FESTIVAL: The annual event brings together the biggest names in politics, business, tech and more. Find out more at The Atlantic.

NAVAJO NATIONAL COUNCIL ENDORSES THE EQUALITY ACT: Read the Council’s full statement here:

LGBTQ ADVOCATES CALL ON U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR DC TO IMPROVE DISMAL RATE OF PROSECUTION OF BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIME: Of the more than 200 bias-motivated crimes investigated by DC police last year, only a small portion were prosecuted as hate crimes. More from NBC Washington.

HRC JOINED ADVOCATES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AT THE 2019 UNITED STATES CONFERENCE ON AIDS: More from HRC.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICIAL IAN DUNCAN (@IanDuncanHMG) CONFIRMS THAT PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY TO ENACT MARRIAGE EQUALITY BY 2020: More from PinkNews.

BOSNIAN CAPITAL SARAJEVO HELD ITS FIRST-EVER LGBTQ PRIDE MARCH LAST WEEKEND TO GREAT SUCCESS: More from Balkan Insight.

COMIC BOOK FEATURING A SAME-SEX KISS SELLS OUT AFTER THE MAYOR OF RIO DE JANEIRO ATTEMPTED TO BAN IT: More from CNN

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Dallas Magazine highlights local LGBTQ business leaders, including Toyota’s Ellen Farrell;

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