#AM_Equality: August 12, 2021

by HRC Staff

NYT Magazine features kids from “Camp I Am”; majorities in 10 countries support trans non-discrim protections

THE KIDS OF CAMP I AM, A DECADE LATER: The newest digital version of The New York Times Magazine features LGBTQ+ people who attended “Camp I Am” ten years ago to follow up on their journeys since attending the summer camp designed for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth. One of the individuals featured is HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Alum Nicole Talbot. More from The New York Times.

DENNE MICHELE NORRIS BREAKS NEW GROUND AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT ELECTRIC LITERATURE: Denne Michele Norris (@TheDenneMichele) is making history as the first out Black trans editor at a major American literary publication by taking on the role of Editor-In-Chief at Electric Literature. More from them.

🎧 A POWERFUL NEW PODCAST EXPLORES LGBTQ+ FRIENDSHIP, GRIEF AND BRITNEY SPEARS: In Unread, host and LGBTQ+ author and educator Chris Stedman (@ChrisDStedman) explores the death of a close friend and what we can learn from loved ones even after they’re gone. More from them.

BATMAN’S SIDEKICK, ROBIN, COMES OUT AS BISEXUAL IN NEW COMIC: In the latest edition of Batman: Urban Legends, Robin came out as bi+ after accepting a date from another male character. More from The Guardian and NBC News.

🏀🚣‍♀️ THESE TWO PARALYMPIANS STARTED DATING DURING COVID. NOW THEY’RE HEADING TO TOKYO: Jude Hamer (@jude_hamer) and Lauren Rowles (@itslaurenrowles) found love in the year-long delay of the Tokyo Olympics, and now they’re headed to the games with hopes to win gold for Team Great Britain and increase visibility for LGBTQ+ and disabled people. More from Outsports.

BELOW DECK MED’S LLOYD SPENCER COMES OUT AS SEXUALLY FLUID: In the latest episode of Bravo’s Below Deck: Medditerranean, cast member and deckhand Lloyd Spencer (@LloydBelowDeck) came out as sexually fluid and received support from the rest of the crew. More from Advocate.


THE L WORD: GENERATION Q’S YOUNG, DIVERSE CAST BRINGS THE SHOW TO LIFE: The cast of Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q (@SHO_TheLWord), including Rosanny Zayas (@RosannyZayas), Arienne Mandi (@AriMandi) and Jacqueline Tobini (@jtaboner), spoke to Out about the importance of representation in season two of the show. More from Out.


MAJORITIES IN 10 COUNTRIES SUPPORT TRANS NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS: A new report series by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law explores public opinion about transgender people and their rights in 10 countries: Poland, South Korea, Malaysia, Turkey, Mexico, China, Peru, Serbia, South Africa and the United States. In all 10 countries, majorities of respondents believe transgender people should be protected from discrimination. More from Los Angeles Blade.

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