#AM_Equality: April 12, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: ‘The Daily Show’ discusses anti-trans legislation; “Daunte Wright’s life mattered. He should be alive today.”

HRC RESPONDS TO POLICE SHOOTING IN MINNESOTA: More from Associated Press.

  • The Human Rights Campaign, along with over 350 LGBTQ organizations, continue to call for structural change, for divestment of police resources and reinvestment in communities and for long-term transformational change in policing. More from HRC.

THE DAILY SHOW CALLS OUT ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION: Last week, Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) discussed anti-trans laws being proposed throughout the U.S. on The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow). In the segment, Noah said, “If you ask me what is really behind these laws -- it’s hate.” More from The Daily Show.

HRC MOURNS DOMINIQUE LUCIOUS, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN MISSOURI: HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dominique Lucious, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman who was shot and killed on April 8 in Springfield, Mo. Her death is at least the 13th violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2021. More from HRC.

HRC CELEBRATES THE START OF RAMADAN: More from HRC.

ALMOST A QUARTER OF ALL WORKERS KNOW LGBTQ EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED UNFAIRLY: A recent study found that one in four employees know their LGBTQ coworkers are treated unfairly in the workplace. This comes as approximately 6% of the U.S. workforce is part of the LGBTQ community. More from LGBTQ Nation.

🩺 ICYMI -- DR. FAUCI ON THE SAFETY AND IMPORTANCE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINES: Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci joined HRC for a town hall event focused on keeping our communities safe, providing information about the COVID-19 vaccines and getting to the other side of the pandemic. More from HRC.

NEW POLL SUGGESTS MOST RELIGIOUS AMERICANS SUPPORT THE EQUALITY ACT: Data from a new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit nonpartisan group, indicates that the majority of people across major religious groups support LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. More from 19th News.

📺 GET CULTURED

HOW THE PROM’S BREAKOUT STAR JO ELLEN PELLMAN IS HELPING LGBTQ KIDS: In the months since the release of The Prom on Netflix, Jo Ellen Pellman (@jellpell) has been making a difference for LGBTQ kids with the development of the Unruly Heart Initiative with her The Prom co-star Ariana DeBose (@arianadebose). The initiative connects young audiences with organizations that advocate for the LGBTQ community. More from The Advocate.

GENDERFLUID MODEL, LEWIS FREESE, COULD BE FIRST TO APPEAR IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S SWIMSUIT ISSUE: More from them.

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