#AM_Equality: HRC’s Alphonso David on MX leading bishop supporting same-sex unions; LGBTQ athletes deserve community and respect and nothing less
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ON MEXICO’S LEADING BISHOP SUPPORTING SAME-SEX UNIONS: “It is encouraging to see prominent Catholic leaders come forward in support of inclusion for same-sex couples and reaffirm Pope Francis’ belief that LGBTQ people are deserving of civil unions and belong within the religious family,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “These moments validate to LGBTQ Catholics that they are not outsiders in their own faith and that their continued advocacy for equity and inclusion is transforming the Church and the world.” More from HRC and On Top Magazine.
MEGA-TV TO NOT RENEW CONTRACT FOR LA COMAY, POPULAR PUERTO RICAN SHOW WITH HISTORY OF ANTI-LGBTQ, ANTI-BLACK COMMENTARY: “Racist, homophobic and transphobic propaganda has no place on or off screen,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The Human Rights Campaign commends MEGA-TV for not renewing their contract with a bigoted public figure, signaling to LGBTQ and racial justice advocates that the hateful anti-LGBTQ and anti-Black extremists they are fighting against should not have a leading place in Puerto Rico’s public discourse.” More from Metro PR.
MUST-READ MONDAY -- LOS ANGELES’ NICO CRAIG, A DJ AND MUSIC PRODUCER, NAMED ONE OF HRC’S 2021 YOUTH AMBASSADORS: As Youth Ambassadors, they will represent the HRC Foundation, adding their voices and experiences to raise awareness about the most pressing concerns facing LGBTQ youth and our programs that promote well-being for LGBTQ youth. More from The Pride and Los Angeles Blade.
DATA SHOWS THAT RECORD NUMBER OF LGBTQ CANDIDATES WON IN NOVEMBER: Forty-three percent of LGBTQ candidates who made it to the general election won their races. More from NBC.
HRC FOUNDATION BOARD CHAIR JODIE PATERSON NAMED AMONG BET’S 2020 TOP 100 SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER: More from BET.
BHUTAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES BILL TO DECRIMINALIZE SAME-SEX RELATIONS: The bill now must be approved by the King of Bhutan to become law. More from CNN.
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