#AM_Equality: April 21, 2020

by HRC Staff

NYC cancels in-person Pride events; How to support LGBTQ Black youth during COVID-19

NEW YORK CITY CANCELS IN-PERSON PRIDE EVENTS: Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “In many places around the country, Pride parades and festivals offer LGBTQ people a chance to gather with their community and feel free to fully express themselves. For this reason, it is disappointing -- but ultimately, appropriate -- to see many of these events canceled. As we see our way through the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot be too careful. We know that LGBTQ people are at a greater risk of both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, so we as a community must do all we can to stay safe and healthy.” More from LGBTQ Nation, them and CBS New York.

TUESDAY TWEET -- HOW TO SUPPORT BLACK LGBTQ YOUTH DURING COVID-19: With students home from school during this pandemic, vulnerable youth, especially those who live at the intersection of Black and LGBTQ identities, may be at disproportionate risk of mental health struggles or abuse. More from The Root.

HRC HONORS HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: HRC honors the 6 million Jews murdered and millions of others victimized -- including members of the LGBTQ community -- by the Nazi regime.

  • #WeRemember Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, whose legacy of fighting to end bigotry and hate around the world endures. 

A DECADE AFTER “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL,” LGBTQ VETERANS REFLECT ON PROGRESS AND NEEDS OF COMMUNITY: Despite gains that allow LGB service members to serve openly, trans and non-binary servicemembers are still barred. More from USA Today.

THIS WEEK IS LESBIAN VISIBILITY WEEK: Join the internet in celebrating lesbian identities and the power and resilience of this community all week, culminating in Lesbian Visibility Day on Sunday. More from Advocate.

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BOWEN YANG TO STAR IN LGBTQ ROMCOM TV SHOW: The SNL star (@bowenyang) will appear alongside Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) in the new show, “Trip,” appearing on Quibi. More from Deadline.

OLYMPIAN GUS KENWORTHY (@guskenworthy) DONATING PROCEEDS OF CAMEO TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS: More from NewNowNext.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

TRANS AND NON-BINARY LEADERS FROM LATIN AMERICA DISCUSS COVID-19: More from HRC and hear from the leaders (in Spanish) in the video discussion below.

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE CALLS ATTENTION TO NEED TO PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE DURING COVID-19: More from the UN OHCHR here.

HEAD OF BRITISH INTELLIGENCE APOLOGIZES FOR PAST TREATMENT OF LGBTQ STAFF: Gay and bisexual people were barred from serving in British intelligence services until 1991. More from Pink News.

ONE-THIRD OF BRITISH MOMS IN SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS HARASSED BY OTHER PARENTS, STUDY FINDS: The study’s release correlates with Lesbian Visibility Week. More from Pink News.

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