#AM_Equality: December 2, 2020

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: Actor Elliot Page comes out as transgender; HRC to hold virtual press conference Thursday to release results of Municipal Equality Index

DIVERSE REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN JOE BIDEN’S AMERICA: As representation in government more closely reflects the demographics of society, someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity becomes an afterthought in the public eye, said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “It is so important that we can get to that place where our identities as LGBTQ people continue to be important, but they don’t define us in every aspect of our lives.” Read more from Susan Milligan (@MilliganSusan) at U.S. News & World Report.

THURSDAY -- HRC TO HOLD VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO RELEASE RESULTS OF MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX: The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ equality regarding municipal policy, law and services. The event will feature HRC President Alphonso David and local elected officials and community leaders from high-performing cities across the country.

WELCOME WEDNESDAY -- ACTOR ELLIOT PAGE (@TheElliotPage) COMES OUT AS TRANS IN A MOVING SOCIAL MEDIA POST: “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” he shared. “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.” Read their full post here.

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINED CBSN TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF WORLD AIDS DAY: Watch here.

FUNERAL HOME SUED BY EEOC & AIMEE STEPHENS SETTLES DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT: More from Bloomberg Law.

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IN JANUARY, 11 OUT LGBTQ PEOPLE WILL SERVE IN THE U.S. HOUSE AND SENATE: Learn more about these individuals from The Washington Post.

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💍 ACTOR JONATHAN BENNETT (@JonathanBennett) ENGAGED TO BOYFRIEND JAYMES VAUGHAN (@JaymesV): More from People.

MS. FOUNDATION COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR RAQUEL WILLIS (@RaquelWillis_) NAMED TO THIS YEAR’S FORBES 30 UNDER 30 LIST: More from HRC and Forbes.

NFL VETERAN RYAN RUSSELL (@RKRelentless) OPENS UP ABOUT COMING OUT AS BISEXUAL AND THE NFL’S PROGRESS ON LGBTQ INCLUSION: More from LGBTQ Nation.

ACTORS EUGENE LEVY (@Realeugenelevy) AND DAN LEVY (@danjlevy) NAMED AS TWO OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR: More from EW.

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