#AM_Equality: Team LGBTQ+ currently in 12th place in Tokyo Paralympics; artists change perceptions of HIV in Paris exhibit
🥇 TEAM LGBTQ+ CURRENTLY IN 12TH PLACE IN THE TOKYO PARALYMPICS MEDAL COUNT: There are currently 33 out athletes on Team LGBTQ+, which would make Team LGBTQ+ the 33rd-largest team at these Tokyo Games and 16th place in the overall medal count. More from Outsports.
💍 INDIAN-AMERICAN LGBTQ+ COUPLES FIND NEW FORMS OF UNION AMID STIGMA: More from BBC.
🎨 ARTISTS CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF HIV IN PARIS EXHIBIT: “ArtPositive is an artistic project, the culmination of which will be an international exhibition by visual artists living with HIV. The objective of this initiative is to combat, through art, the stigma, discrimination and isolation some people still face living with the virus,” said artist and featured painter Boré Ivanoff. More from Advocate.
📍 IN THE STATES
WASHINGTON MAN FOUND GUILTY OF HATE CRIME, MURDER IN TRANS TEEN’S DEATH: A 27-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder and a hate-crime offense in the death of Nikki Kuhnhausen, a transgender teen, in Washington state two years ago. More from NBC News.
📺 GET CULTURED
⚽ COLLIN MARTIN IS U.S. SOCCER’S ONLY OPENLY GAY MALE PLAYER, AND HE’S WORKING TO MAKE THE GAME MORE INCLUSIVE FOR FUTURE LGBTQ+ PLAYERS: As the only openly gay men’s professional soccer player in the United States -- and one of the few who have ever come out globally -- Colin Martin (@martcw12) has come to embrace the significance of what he represents, especially for the LGBTQ+ athlete community. More from ESPN.
🥈 HAILEY DANZ RACES TO SILVER IN WILD PARALYMPIC WOMEN’S TRIATHLON: Team USA Paralympic triathlete Hailey Danz (@HailStormUSA) won silver while participating in the Paralymlic women’s triathlon. This is her second consecutive Paralympic silver medal. More from Outsports.
“IT’S CARA”: VIRAL STAR OF “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE” SHARES SHE IS TRANSITIONING: Most widely known as the star of early viral hit “Leave Britney Alone,” Cara Cunningham (@caralikecareuh) announced on Tuesday that she is beginning hormone replacement therapy after mulling the decision for a long time. In an Instagram post, Cunningham said that she is “happy to be in a place where I can embrace who I am.” More from them.
📺 16 TV SHOWS WITH NON-BINARY CHARACTERS: More from Out.
🍀 KATIE-GEORGE DUNLEVY SPEECHLESS IN SETTING WORLD RECORD, WINNING PARALYMPICS SILVER MEDAL: Team Ireland indoor cyclist Katie-George Dunlevy is taking home a silver medal in B 3000-Meter Individual Pursuit Para Cycling and briefly held a new world record. More from Outsports.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
LGBTQ+ AFGHANS BRACE FOR UNCERTAIN FUTURE UNDER TALIBAN: LGBTQ+ Afghans and their advocates fear the return of Taliban rule will mean the application of severe penalties on LGBTQ+ people. More from NBC News and The Hill.
‘ANTI-LGBT IDEOLOGY ZONES’ ARE BEING ENACTED IN POLISH TOWNS: Dozens of Polish municipalities have enacted “LGBT ideology free zones,” making members of the LGBTQ+ community fear for their safety. More from PBS News.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRIDE PARADE CALLS FOR LAW TO PROTECT LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: The Dominican Republic on Sunday celebrated its annual pride parade, which this year showed its opposition to a proposed law that could leave out protections for the LGBTQ+ community. More from La Prensa Latina.
REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA: PIDEN LEY QUE PROTEJA A PERSONAS LGBTI: Más de DW.
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