#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 12, 2018

by HRC Staff

Pence pulling strings on admin’s most harmful policies; Rep. Kennedy to hold press conference today on trans equality

NOT JUST A WAX FIGURE IN THE OVAL -- PENCE CONTINUES TO PULL THE STRINGS ON THIS ADMINISTRATION’S MOST HARMFUL POLICIES: HRC is exposing the Vice President’s record and attacks on the LGBTQ community. More at HRC.

TODAY AT 2:30 PM ET -- REP. JOE KENNEDY (D-MA) PRESS CALL TO DISCUSS TRANS EQUALITY: Kennedy will be joined by HRC, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Palm Center, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and PFLAG. Interested press should contact Dan.Black@mail.house.gov for conference call information.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- CHECK OUT THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL-STARS: We see you G-g-g-gia Gunn! Stun! More from Logo.

KANSAS’ NEWLY-ELECTED LGBTQ LAWMAKERS TALK POLICY ON CAPITAL INSIDER PODCAST: More from The Garden City Telegram.

AWFUL -- ANTI-LGBTQ PARENT TEARS DOWN LGBTQ STUDENT CLUB POSTER IN “FIT OF RAGE”: The poster in a Columbia, Missouri, middle school featured a heart with the names of LGBTQ identities. More from KMIZ.

SIX-TIME WOMEN’S EURO TOUR GOLF CHAMP MEL REID COMES OUT AS GAY: More from Golf.com.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ISLE OF MAN CONSIDERING PARDONING THOSE CONVICTED UNDER OVERTURNED ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS: More from BBC.

AFROGAMES BECOMES FIRST SPORTS TOURNAMENT FOR LGBTQ ATHLETES IN AFRICA: More from Bella Naija.

CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTER OF TOURISM AND CULTURE MARRIES PARTNER: More from Edmonton Journal.

TRUTH WINS OUT ED WAYNE BESEN WRITES “STRONGMEN LIKE PUTIN THREATEN LGBTQ PEOPLE ACROSS THE GLOBE” in Advocate.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Hornet profiles THRIVE SS, an Atlanta-based organization advocating for those living with HIV and AIDS; The Washington Post shares blogger Eve Tushnet’s (@evetushnet) thoughts on being LGBTQ in the Catholic church; Trinidad and Tobago Guardian gives the state of play for LGBTQ equality in the country; Paper Magazine interviews openly gay rapper Kidd Kenn (@kiddkenn); Billboard sits down with openly gay country singer Brandon Stansell (@brandonstansell)

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