#AM_Equality: December 1, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC marks World Aids Day 2022; HRC and Showtime® announce recipients of Queer to Stay, small business grant funding

MORE ON THE RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT:

  • THE RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN CONGRESSES FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. WHAT MAKES THIS TIME DIFFERENT?: More from the Hill.

  • HOW A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS GOT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PROTECTIONS PASSED: More from the Washington Post.

  • US SENATE VOTES TO PROTECT SAME-SEX, INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES AT FEDERAL LEVEL: More from Voice of America.

  • SENATE PASSES RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT, HERE’S WHAT’S NEXT: More from Auto Straddle.

NO ONE SHOULD BE SURPRISED BY THE MASS SHOOTING AT CLUB Q: More from Time.

OUT COLORADO GOV. JARED POLIS VISITS CLUB Q & TALKS UPDATING A STATE LAW TO PREVENT MORE TRAGEDIES: More from LGBTQ Nation and CBS Colorado.

DHS WARNS OF DOMESTIC TERROR THREATS TO LGBTQ, JEWISH AND MIGRANT COMMUNITIES: More from NBC News.

IN THE FACE OF RISING ANTI-LGBTQ+ LEGISLATION IN STATES, A RECORD 120 U.S. CITIES EXCEL IN PROTECTING LGBTQ+ RIGHTS; ACHIEVE TOP SCORE ON HRC’S MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX: “Since its launch 11 years ago, the main priority of the Municipal Equality Index remains supporting and celebrating the work cities do to serve LGBTQ+ people in the places they call home,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy & Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof (@JoDeelive, she/her). “We’re seeing local leaders continue to push forward in making equality and inclusion the cornerstone of their cities. By doing so, they have helped to create safe, welcoming spaces for all families while spurring economic growth by signaling to residents, visitors and employers that their city is open to everyone.” More from HRC.

  • CITIES LED THE WAY IN LGBTQ+ EQUALITY THIS YEAR, HRC REPORT SAYS: More from the Hill.

HRC AND SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF QUEER TO STAY, SMALL BUSINESS GRANT FUNDING: “This initiative celebrates and supports our community by putting funds directly into the hands of multiply marginalized LGBTQ+ owned, and serving, small businesses around the country,” said HRC President Kelley Robinson (@KelleyJRobinson, she/her). “We’re excited to partner with SHOWTIME once again to ensure that LGBTQ+ patrons, employees and business owners continue to occupy spaces freely and without exception as their authentic selves.” More from HRC.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN MARKS WORLD AIDS DAY 2022: More from HRC.

ON WORLD AIDS DAY, THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO - THEN DO: “On this World AIDS Day, and every other, remind yourself that people living with HIV deserve to be loved and treated with dignity and respect,” writes HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). More from the Advocate.

🎧 FEATURED PODCAST: TRANSLASH, TRANS WORLD AIDS DAY: More from TransLash media.

📍 IN THE STATES

REPUBLICANS DOUBLED DOWN ON ANTI-LGBTQ+ RHETORIC IN THE MIDTERMS. IT WASN’T A WINNING PLATFORM: the 19th*.

EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN SOME GEORGIA COUNTIES AS WARNOCK AND WALKER SPRINT TO DECEMBER 6 RUNOFF: More from CNN.

THESE RECENTLY ELECTED TRANS LAWMAKERS SAY ANTI-LGBTQ+ BILLS INSPIRED THEM TO RUN: More from NBC News.

📺 GET CULTURED

NONBINARY COMEDIAN MAE MARTIN IS GETTING A NETFLIX STAND-UP SPECIAL: More from them.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

RUSSIAN UPPER HOUSE DUMA PASSES LGBTQ+ ‘PROPAGANDA’ BILL: More from ABC News.

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