#AM_Equality: April 5, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: NCAA President speaks out against anti-trans bills; “I needed to be visible to those who needed me”

NCAA PRESIDENT SPEAKS OUTS AGAINST ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BILLS: In a letter sent to HRC President Alphonso David — released Friday by HRC — Mark Emmert wrote: “The NCAA Board of Governors policy requires championship host sites to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination. The board policy also requires that safeguards are in place to ensure the dignity of everyone involved in the event.” More from HRC.

ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BILLS FUELED BY TRANSPHOBIA, RACISM: “Black women in sports — whether they are cis, trans, or intersex — constantly encounter shifting rules and expectations as a reprimand for their successes.” More from them.

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY?: In a Q&A with HRC Alabama State Director within Project One America Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey, the importance of taking action and online engagement take center stage. More from The Newsette.

MUST WATCH MONDAY: “I NEEDED TO BE VISIBLE TO THOSE WHO NEEDED ME”: MEET THE CATHOLIC NUN WHO AFFIRMED TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FOR 20 YEARS IN SECRET:

THE ROOTS OF ANTI-TRANS VIOLENCE: More from Autostraddle.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

LGBTQ GROUPS PUSH FOR EQUALITY LAW IN JAPAN BEFORE TOKYO OLYMPICS: In a letter to the Japanese Prime Minister, over 106,000 signatures were listed in support of a Japanese LGBTQ equality act to protect both LGBTQ Japanese citizens and LGBTQ athletes ahead of the Olympic Games. More from ABC.

📺 GET CULTURED

ELITE U.S. RUNNER NIKKI HILTZ COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY: In a powerful Instagram post, professional runner Nikki Hiltz (@Nikki_Hiltz) came out as transgender and non-binary.

JAZZ JENNINGS TAKES ON TRANSGENDER ATHLETE BANS: In a powerful throwback clip, Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) shared her experience of anti-trans discrimination when she was not allowed to play soccer. More from HuffPost.

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