#AM_Equality: August 17, 2021

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC’s Tori Cooper makes history on PACHA; HRC aims at Gen Z to create an HIV-free generation

MEET TORI COOPER, THE 1ST OUT BLACK TRANS WOMAN ON THE PRESIDENTIAL HIV COUNCIL: “One of many priorities I have is certainly to be a voice for trans people, gender non-binary people and gender-expansive people, making sure that our voices are heard,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “And simply making sure that all policies that we’re looking at are inclusive of folks and that the HIV movement takes a much more inclusive and diverse trajectory moving forward.” More from NBC News.

HRC TAKES AIM AT GEN Z WITH PROGRAM TO CREATE AN HIV-FREE GENERATION: After launching the My Body, My Health campaign in June, HRC has recently launched GENERATE. The goal of GENERATE is to spark a conversation among Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ young people, creating a system of role models for those in danger of contracting HIV or those living with HIV. More from Qnotes.

🩺 SURVEY: 92% OF LGBTQ+ PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE COVID-19 VACCINE DOSE: “We are encouraged to see evidence that suggests such a strong majority of the LGBTQ+ community who responded to the survey have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The science is clear: vaccines are our way forward and out of this pandemic,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown). More from Plus Magazine.

📸 PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC HART JR. CAPTURES BLACK LGBTQ+ BEAUTY: Photographer Eric Hart Jr. (@erichartjr) is using his lens to feature the splendor and power of LGBTQ+ people of color. More from Out.

📺 GET CULTURED

💍⚽ FORMER NWSL TEAMMATES CHLOE LOGARZO AND MCKENZIE BERRYHILL ARE ENGAGED: Shortly after returning from the Tokyo Olympics, Chloe Logarzo (@CLogarzo) and McKenzie Berryhill (@k_b_hill) announced that they are engaged with an Instagram post of the pair in Greece. More from Outsports.

🏈 KATIE SOWERS WINS HER FIRST GAME BACK ON NFL SIDELINE, RETURNS TO COACHING COLLEGE: Openly gay football coach Katie Sowers (@KatieSowers) won her first game back on the NFL sideline. After the win, she announced she is headed to Canada to coach the Ottawa Braves women’s flag football team (@wflagfootball). More from Outsports.

EMINEM’S CHILD COMES OUT AS GENDERFLUID IN MOVING TIKTOK VIDEO: More from Out.

💍⚾ GAY DODGERS SENIOR V.P. ERIK BRAVERMAN PROPOSED TO HIS BOYFRIEND, JONATHAN COTTRELL, WHO SAID “YES!”: More from Outsports.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

🎨 TURKISH LGBTQ+ ACTIVISTS COUNTER OPPRESSION WITH ART, SOLIDARITY AND RADICAL HOPE: “We are creative because we are repressed. When you’re repressed, you have to find alternative ways of expressing yourself,” Hazar Kolancalı says of how her activism necessitates her art and vice versa. More from Truthout.

THOUSANDS MARCH IN BUCHAREST LGBTQ+ PRIDE PARADE: Thousands of people joined an LGBTQ+ pride march in Bucharest, Romania on Saturday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of planned legislation that would chip away at minority rights. More from Reuters.

LGBTQ+ ACTIVISM IN UZBEKISTAN ‘IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE’: More from Washington Blade.


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