#AM_Equality: August 11, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Hundreds of U.S. Catholic leaders endorse LGBTQ+ protections; LGBTQ+ stars take home gold for U.S. women’s basketball

HUNDREDS OF U.S. CATHOLIC LEADERS ENDORSE LGBTQ+ PROTECTIONS: On Monday, a group of more than 250 Catholic leaders in the U.S. endorsed efforts to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. A statement that New Ways Ministry, a Maryland-based group that ministers to LGBTQ+ Catholics, released on Monday notes “our Catholic faith compels us to speak out in support of the principle of nondiscrimination.” More from Los Angeles Blade.

10 STORIES THAT CAPTURE THE TOKYO OLYMPICS FOR THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: With a record-breaking number of LGBTQ+ athletes participating in the Tokyo Games, these 10 moments stood out when summarizing what these Games meant for LGBTQ+ representation in sports. More from Outsports.

NETFLIX’S “PRAY AWAY” IS A HUMANIZING LOOK AT “GAY CONVERSION” THERAPY SURVIVORS: “Pray Away” is a Netflix documentary that examines the rise and fall of Exodus International by humanizing the survivors of that organization which offered a “cure” for their same-sex attraction or gender identity. More from HuffPost.

📚 DAN LEVY IS PUBLISHING A “SCHITT’S CREEK” BOOK: Actor and co-creator of “Schitt’s Creek” Dan Levy (@danjlevy) is releasing a book co-authored with his father and fellow co-creator Eugene Levy. The book is called Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek and it will be released on October 26. More from them.

🏈 RAIDERS DE CARL NASSIB “SURPRISED BY THE BIG REACTION” AFTER BECOMING FIRST OPENLY GAY ACTIVE NFL PLAYER: More from NFL and Advocate.

🏀 LGBTQ+ STARS LEAD U.S. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM TO 7TH STRAIGHT OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL: Sue Bird (@S10Bird) and Diana Taurasi (@DianaTaurasi) each won their fifth gold medal while leading Team USA women’s basketball to a 7th straight gold. More from Outsports.

🤾 TEAM FRANCE SENDS OFF LGBTQ+ ICONS LEYNAUD, LACRABÈRE WITH OLYMPIC HANDBALL GOLD: With a win over the Russian Olympic Committee team on Sunday, Team France was able to send two of its LGBTQ+ stars Amandine Leynaud and Alexandra Lacrabère off with a gold medal. More from Outsports.

⚖️ NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN GUYANA REMOVES “CROSS-DRESSING” OFFENCE IN LINE WITH CARIBBEAN COURT DECISION: On Tuesday, the National Assembly of Guyana removed the offense of cross-dressing from the Summary Jurisdiction Offences Act, in keeping with a decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). More from Demerara Waves.


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