#AM_Equality: August 4, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC announces lawsuit against Tennessee’s anti-transgender student bathroom bill

HRC ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST TENNESSEE’S ANTI-TRANSGENDER STUDENT BATHROOM BILL: More from HRC.

MORE THAN 145 BIPARTISAN MAYORS URGE THE SENATE TO PASS THE RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT: More from the United States Conference of Mayors.

EDITORIAL: SENATORS, PROTECT MARRIAGE EQUALITY ASAP: More from the Los Angeles Times.

HRC HONORS CHERRY BUSH, A TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN LOS ANGELES: “Every day, transgender people are targeted and ridiculed just for living our lives,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “Ongoing stigma and ugly anti-transgender rhetoric contribute to the violence we face nationwide. We must do more to protect transgender lives and stand up against discrimination in all its forms.” More from HRC.

HRC HONORS THE LIFE OF MARISELA CASTRO, 39-YEAR-OLD TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS: “Marisela Castro’s life, from all we know of it, was filled with love for family and friends, all of whom now share in the grief of her loss. We must all do more to protect transgender women, as we all deserve to live full lives free from violence and discrimination,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper. More from HRC.

HRC COMMENDS WHITE HOUSE MONKEYPOX (MPV) COORDINATOR APPOINTMENTS; CALLS FOR GREATER FEDERAL RESPONSE: “We’re glad to see the White House taking a step forward in combating the spread of MPV across the country,” said HRC Director of HIV and Health Equity Torrain Baskerville (he/him). “The reality, however, is that we need much more from our government and the window for immediate action is rapidly closing. We are hopeful that Mr. Fenton and Dr. Daskalakis will help to ramp up mobilization of the federal response to this public health emergency, while partnering with community organizations and health clinics to reach those most at risk.” More from HRC and CNN.

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FEATURED VIDEO: HRC’S DIRECTOR OF HIV & HEALTH EQUITY TORRIAN BASKERVILLE PARTICIPATES IN PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT MPV

LISTEN: LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY FACES HURDLES WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE MONKEYPOX VACCINE: More from NPR.

ROE REVERSAL MAY THREATEN ALREADY FRAGILE LGBTQ+ FAMILY-PLANNING LANDSCAPE: More from NBC News.

📍 IN THE STATES

HRC ENDORSES THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:

  • JEFF JACKSON FOR CONGRESS: More from HRC.
  • NEW YORK GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL FOR REELECTION: More from HRC.

HUNDREDS OF UTAHNS’ SIGNATURES DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO SEN. ROMNEY’S OFFICE, URGING HIS SUPPORT FOR ‘RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT’: More from HRC and the Hill.

ICYMI: MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT RULES THAT STATE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW PROTECTS LGBTQ+ PEOPLE, MARKING HISTORIC PROGRESS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: More from HRC.

HRC CONGRATULATES MICHIGAN PRO-EQUALITY CANDIDATES FOR PRIMARY WINS: More from HRC.

FLORIDA LGBTQ+ VOTERS SAY THEY ARE ‘EXTREMELY MOTIVATED’ TO VOTE IN MIDTERMS: More from the Hill.

HOW FLORIDA TWISTED SCIENCE TO DENY HEALTHCARE TO TRANS KIDS: More from Vice.

📺 GET CULTURED

REVIEW: HAYLEY KIYOKO’S “TRUEST AUTHENTIC SELF” WILL MAKE YOU FEEL SEEN, HEARD AND UNDERSTOOD: More from E! News.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

WAR SPURS UKRAINIAN EFFORTS TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: More from the New York Times.


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