#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 6, 2019

by HRC Staff

HRC mourns Kiki Fantroy, a Black trans woman killed in Florida; Vox profiles the political career and candidacy of Sarah McBride.

HRC MOURNS KIKI FANTROY, A BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN FLORIDA: Tragically, Fantroy’s death is the 13th known case of deadly violence against the transgender community in 2019. All of the victims were Black transgender women. More from HRC

  • Fantroy’s death in Miami comes as a national spotlight is focused on the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. In the last 10 days, communities in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio have been devastated by mass shootings. More from HRC
  • Alicia Love, a transgender woman, was assaulted and robbed at a D.C. gas station after leaving work. The hate-bias attacked against her on Aug. 2 became the 8th incident of violence against one or more LGBTQ people in the D.C. area since the June 13 murder of Zoe Spears, a trans woman, in Fairmount Heights, Md. More from Washington Blade.

REDRAWN DISTRICTS IN VIRGINIA PRESENT CHALLENGE TO REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER & A CHANCE TO HIGHLIGHT PRO-EQUALITY ISSUES: HRC plans to target 11,000 district voters in Virginia who support LGBTQ rights, HRC National Press Secretary for Campaigns Lucas Acosta (@LucasRAcosta) tells reporter Laura Vozzella (@LVozzella). More from The Washington Post.

TUESDAY TWEET -- FORMER NAVY SEC URGES PENTAGON TO UPDATE POLICIES TO ALLOW MEMBERS LIVING WITH HIV TO SERVE FULLY: “The current deployment restrictions lack scientific support, perpetuate HIV-related stigma and saddle these members with rejection and discrimination,” writes Ray Mabus (@SECNAV75), secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2017. Read the full oped in The Washington Post.

ALWAYS HOT, NEVER ICED -- VOX DIVES INTO THE RISE OF SARAH MCBRIDE’S POLITICAL CAREER: “Anyone who knows me knows that my love of Delaware is absolute,” McBride (@SarahEMcBride) told Vox’s Katelyn Burns (@transscribe). “Particularly in this moment with so much gridlock in Washington, D.C., the decisions that impact people the most, and the opportunity for change, it’s at the state level. It’s in the state legislatures.” More from Vox.

SEVEN WAYS TO WELCOME LGBTQ FAMILIES AS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL: When young people have their unique family structures represented in school curriculum -- through books, images and lessons -- it leads to a feeling of connectedness in school, improves academic performance and creates an environment of emotional safety. More from HRC.

THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN HATE-MOTIVATED MURDER OF GAY GEORGIA MAN: DeKalb County police announced the arrests in connection with the June 4 shooting of Ronald “Trey” Peters, a 28-year old social worker in Decatur. More from NewNowNext.

LAS VEGAS EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS HELP TO PARENTS, LGBTQ YOUTH: “We want to be able to provide not only education and support, but we want to provide community,” said Holly Reese, engagement manager for The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada (@TheCenterLV). More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

AMID PROTESTS, INDIA'S LOWER HOUSE PASSES BILL TO EMPOWER TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: More from The Wire.

RUSSIAN LGBTQ ACTIVISTS DETAINED AT ST. PETERSBURG PRIDE EVENT: The detentions follow the gruesome killing of LGBTQ activist Yelena Grigoryeva. More from The Moscow Times.

URUGUAY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY, BLOCKS REFERENDUM UNDERMINING TRANS RIGHTS: More from Voice of America.

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The Hollywood Reporter shares that Victoria’s Secret hired Valentina Sampaio (@Valenttsoficial) as its first transgender model; The College Fix on the Brown University library’s extensive collection of LGBTQ pulp fiction.

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