HRC President on disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized populations; HRC celebrates “Modern Family” for 11 inspiring seasons
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ON SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS’ TREMENDOUS ADVOCACY: “Through his campaign and career in public service, Senator Bernie Sanders has driven equality forward for marginalized communities and energized voters from every walk of life,” said David (@AlphonsoDavid). “He created a movement centered on issues of justice that elevated issues long overlooked on the national stage. People of every community responded to the Senator’s call for changes to a status quo that has failed to address a variety of issues affecting marginalized communities across the nation. This important conversation will continue thanks to Senator Sanders’ tireless efforts.” Read more from HRC.
Throughout his campaign and his career in public service, @BernieSanders has been a champion for marginalized communities. We appreciate his invaluable contribution to this presidential primary race to elevate issues that remain crucial to achieving equality in the United States.— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) April 8, 2020
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ON DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS: “As in all emergencies, the most vulnerable are the most at risk during the COVID-19 crisis,” said David. “Data is emerging showing Black communities are contracting and dying from the virus at particularly high rates and our own research shows the economic and health impacts this pandemic may have on LGBTQ people. We cannot ignore the role that bias plays in health disparities.” Read more from HRC.
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- HRC CELEBRATES “MODERN FAMILY” FOR 11 GROUNDBREAKING SEASONS: “When Modern Family premiered nearly a decade ago, we lived in a very different world. Modern Family brought Cam and Mitchell into the living rooms of Americans across the country, and the show’s portrayal of love and acceptance has moved LGBTQ representation forward like never before,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Modern Family has inspired us to embrace ourselves and others for who they are -- and for that we cannot thank the cast and crew enough. Every step of the way, the Human Rights Campaign has been proud to share in these moments and you will each always be a part of our modern family.” Watch here.
Do we really have to say goodbye? Thank you to the cast and crew of @ModernFam for the last 11 seasons of laughs, love and support of the LGBTQ community. #ModernFamily https://t.co/iCpgWeOMQz pic.twitter.com/M96S99TC8g— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) April 8, 2020
COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS PUTS LGBTQ HOMELESS YOUTH AT INCREASED RISK: Read more from NBC Out.
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HRC GLOBAL FELLOWS -- COLLABORATING WITH LGBTQ ADVOCATES IN ALBANIA: Last October, HRC Global welcomed Sidita Zaja (@siditazaja), an activist and executive director of United Pro LGBT in Albania. This past February, HRC Global Senior Manager Taylor N.T. Brown traveled to Albania to work with Zaja and community advocates in support of their campaign for LGBTQ acceptance and supportive policies. Read more from HRC.
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HRC unveils new LGBTQ Zoom backgrounds so you can Zoom with pride; Forbes covers five LGBTQ women writers to read during social distancing; NewNowNext covers the top 11 things we’ll miss about “Schitt’s Creek”
Ready to Zoom with pride? �� Use one of @HRC’s custom backgrounds during your next @zoom_us call with friends, family or coworkers to show your pride! Grab a screenshot and share it with us using #ZoomWithPride. https://t.co/UkIaARhqDP pic.twitter.com/HsBSbFxYdL— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) April 8, 2020