#AM_Equality: December 1, 2021

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC marks World AIDS Day; HRC reacts to SCOTUS case that threatens Roe v. Wade

HRC MARKS WORLD AIDS DAY: “Each year, World AIDS Day reminds all of us how far we have come in addressing the epidemic - and how much farther we have to go,” said HRC Director of HIV and Health Equity J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall (@McCantsPearsall, he/him). “It’s imperative for us to take this moment to shine a light on health disparities and continue our work building innovative new programs - like our first-of-its-kind in-home HIV testing program or our work with Gen-Z changemakers - to bring this epidemic to an end.” More from HRC.

  • U.S. CONFERENCE ON HIV/AIDS TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY DEC. 2-3: More from Washington Blade.

⚖️ HRC REACTS TO SUPREME COURT ORAL ARGUMENTS ON MISSISSIPPI ABORTION BAN THAT THREATENS ROE V. WADE: “The Supreme Court must take swift action to overturn this dangerous, unconstitutional state law that robs people of their right to make personal, informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their families,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow (@sarahwarbelow, she/her). “We are hopeful that the Court will honor the precedent set by Roe v. Wade—enshrining abortion access as a constitutional right. Every day that this discriminatory law remains in effect there are thousands of people in Mississippi who are being denied safe, quality access to reproductive care and it is the most marginalized that are the most vulnerable, including LGBTQ+ women, transgender men and non-binary individuals.” More from HRC.

RESEARCHER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PRACTITIONER ADVOCATES FOR BALTIMORE’S BLACK GAY AND BISEXUAL COMMUNITY: More from The Baltimore Sun.

📍 IN THE STATES

MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL EARN TOP SCORES IN LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVITY RANKING: The Minnesota cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul earned perfect scores for inclusive policies and practices toward LGBTQ+ residents according to HRC’s 2021 Municipal Equality Index. More from Axios.

MICHIGAN TEACHER LEAVES JOB OVER MANDATE TO REMOVE LGBTQ+ PRIDE FLAG: More from USA Today.

📺 GET CULTURED

🎬 IN ‘TICK, TICK... BOOM,’ ROBIN DE JESÚS FINDS THE ROLE HE’S BEEN WAITING FOR: Sixteen years after Robin de Jesús’s (@RobinofJesus) Broadway premiere, his recent role in ‘Tick, Tick… Boom” proved to be the role he’s been waiting for. More from HuffPost.

🎄MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY WITH THESE NEW LGBTQ+ CHRISTMAS MOVIES: More from NBC News.

📣THESE TWO OUT GAY CHEERLEADERS ARE MAKING HISTORY WITH THE PANTHERS: Tre’ Booker and Chris Crawford are two of the first male cheerleaders in Carolina Panthers history and bring their authentic selves to the field every Sunday. More from Outsports.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

HUNGARY PARLIAMENT CLEARS WAY FOR GOVERNMENT’S LGBTQ+ REFERENDUM AS ELECTION NEARS: Yesterday, Hungary’s parliament passed a resolution which will empower the government to hold a referendum on LGBTQ+ issues, raising Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-LGBTQ+ campaign to a new height as he heads into a contentious election race next year. More from Reuters.

BANGLADESH TOWN ELECTS COUNTRY’S FIRST TRANSGENDER MAYOR: Nazrul Islam Ritu has made history as the first mayor in Bangladesh who is ‘third gender’, the official designation for transgender people in the Muslim-majority country of Bangladesh. More from Al Jazeera.


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