HRC continues to build momentum toward Nov. election
With less than 100 days left until Election Day, HRC is continuing to organize and mobilize as we head toward November’s incredibly important election. Building momentum is key right now, and so is making sure we can sustain that momentum for the next 88 days.
Digital activism in the age of #COVID19 is more important than ever as we continue to champion causes that foster change. We’re excited to join @Upworthy and @firefox for an #UpChat today on how we're using technology to effect change and how to avoid activism fatigue! pic.twitter.com/ghW4Agkx3L— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 6, 2020
THERE IS AN EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE, EXACERBATED BY COVID-19: The negative economic impacts of COVID-19 are creating risky situations for transgender people, especially Black trans women. “There are more deaths and they’re happening in shorter periods of time,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1), “We’re seeing people pick on folks who have less power and there are few people with less power than Black trans people.” Read more from Spectrum News.
FEEL-GOOD FRIDAY -- LGBTQ PEOPLE ARE CREATING WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS: Read more from BuzzFeed.
How Queer Folks Are Fleeing US Cities To Create Their Own Utopias https://t.co/roCR1Ma0tj— BuzzFeed LGBTQ (@BuzzFeedLGBTQ) August 5, 2020
IN THE STATES
NEVADA WILL BEGIN INCLUDING QUESTIONS ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY IN COVID-19 DATA COLLECTION: More from the Associated Press.
LGBTQ CANDIDATES IN WASHINGTON STATE, KANSAS AND MICHIGAN HAVE ADVANCED TO THE GENERAL ELECTION: More from The Advocate.
GEORGIA GOVERNOR PASSES LAW THAT WILL THREATEN THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE IT SHOULD PROTECT: More from HRC.
Equating police officers' employment status with discrimination & violence Black people, LGBTQ people, religious minorities, women & other marginalized communities face is blatantly offensive & threatens the safety & liberties of the people first responders are sworn to protect. https://t.co/xbBWH7R8lG— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 6, 2020
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LOOKING FOR WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT -- HERE ARE THE BEST LGBTQ MOVIES TO WATCH ON NETFLIX: See the full list at Gay Times.