HRC releases new data showing Black LGBTQ people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
NEW RESEARCH: Amid dual health and economic crises, new data show that Black LGBTQ folks are shouldering an additional burden when it comes to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Today, HRC Foundation & PSB Insights released new data showing that Black LGBTQ people disproportionately suffer the adverse economic impact of COVID-19.
Our latest report with @psbresearch shows that due to #COVID19, Black LGBTQ people are more likely to have:— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 4, 2020
✊��Adverse effects on their employment
✊��Made changes to their budgets
✊��Asked for delays in paying various expenses for necessities https://t.co/SfRbeV9PzK
HRC MOURNS AJA RAQUELL RHONE-SPEARS, BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN OREGON: “I, alongside HRC and so many others, am mourning the loss of Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears -- who was not even able to attend a vigil to mourn without risk of death,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1). “Our community needs allies; we need accomplices. This violence cannot continue and we must all ask ourselves why our nation is allowing this epidemic of violence to continue, and how we can come together to ensure trans people, especially Black transgender women, can live their lives without fear of joining this long list of lives stolen.” More from People.
HRC TO SUPPORT THE BLACK IN FASHION COUNCIL AS THEY BEGIN WORK WITH 38 BRANDS ON ENSURING BLACK EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY: HRC’s contribution will be modeled after our Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which scores workplaces on LGBTQ equity and inclusion. Read more from Vogue.
TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC ON MERRITT CORRIGAN’S TWEETS, DEPARTURE: Yesterday, USAID Deputy White House Liaison Merritt Corrigan issued a series of tweets attacking LGBTQ people. In response to reporting of her departure, HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy (@david_stacy) said, “Corrigan is a symptom of a larger problem, it’s time to hold the Trump-Pence administration accountable at the ballot box and elect a leader this November who supports the fundamental humanity of LGBTQ people and appoints people who share that basic decency.” More from HRC, NBC News, Politico and the Washington Blade.
Let us be clear:— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 3, 2020
1. Marriage equality is here to stay.
2. Trans rights are human rights.
3. We'd suggest you resign, but seems like that’s taken care of already. pic.twitter.com/WbB6WEXAaW
KY PETERSON, A TRANSGENDER SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR WHO WAS WRONGFULLY INCARCERATED FOR NINE YEARS, FINALLY RELEASED: More from them.
HEALTH MAG SHARES FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BE A BETTER LGBTQ ALLY: More from MSN.
HORRIBLE -- A BLACK TRANSGENDER MAN WAS ATTACKED LAST WEEK IN ROCHESTER, N.Y.: More from Democrat & Chronicle.
IN THE STATES
A NEW YORK STATE RESIDENT IS SUING FOR THE STATE’S FAILURE TO OFFER AN ADDITIONAL ‘X’ GENDER MARKER OPTION ON IDs: More from Metro Weekly.
ALABAMA RALLY AGAINST INJUSTICE HOSTED A RALLY AND MARCH TO REMEMBER THE BLACK TRANS LIVES LOST THIS YEAR: More from AL.com.
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