We need urgent & immediate action against police brutality and systemic racism; Jodie Patterson shares her trans son’s story in new book
Ongoing police brutality and systemic racism have plagued this nation for generations. It is time we take urgent and immediate action for structural change, for divestment of police resources and reinvestment in communities.
2020 IS THE DEADLIEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR TRANS WOMEN, PARTICULARLY BLACK TRANS WOMEN: “As a Black trans woman, I feel absolutely horrified, I feel scared, I feel almost targeted -- and I use that word specifically,” said HRC Director for Community Engagement, Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1). More from Openly.
Violent deaths of trans people in the United States are on track to reach a record high this year, after two Black trans women were killed in the last weekhttps://t.co/PlzHKhyMrf— Openly ��️�� (@Openly) July 31, 2020
MUST READ MONDAY -- WE WERE ALWAYS QUEER: “South Asians have always been queer and trans and everything else in between,” writes Tania Chatterjee (@taniachatterbox), co-founder of South Asian Sexual Mental Health Alliance, on living at the intersection of being South Asian and queer. “We -- like everyone else -- are allowed to struggle with our mood, mental health and societal expectations. None of those things makes us any less South Asian, but they do make us that much more human.” More at HRC.
Congrats to @jodie_GeorgiaNY, activist and @HRC Foundation board chair, on her latest book! �� “Born Ready” shares her transgender son’s story and teaches people of all ages the importance of identity and acceptance. Pre-order it today: https://t.co/Hw47qio8EL pic.twitter.com/SyeacS2StC— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 2, 2020
Thank you for your advocacy work, @interACT_adv and @IntersexJustice, and congratulations on this hard-fought victory.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 31, 2020
We commend @LurieChildrens on the decision to end surgeries on intersex children.https://t.co/vyEe3Q0yfJ
CNN PROVIDES AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION TO AFFIRM PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ EMPLOYEES: More from CNN.
NEW SURVEY SAYS ONE IN FOUR LGBTQ YOUTH USE NON-BINARY PRONOUNS: More from NBC.
LGBTQ YOUTH HAVE LOST SAFE SPACES BECAUSE OF COVID-19: Young LGBTQ people who already face disproportionate rates of unemployment and homelessness must also deal with the anxiety, physical distancing and economic strain caused by COVID-19. More from the World Economic Forum.
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