#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.
.@TheElliotPage -- thank you for sharing your truth with us, and for shining a bright light on the challenges too many in our community face. We are proud of you, and we love you. And we will never stop fighting alongside you for change. https://t.co/RIKfXQeHxy— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) December 1, 2020
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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Raquel Willis is a trailblazer for trans representation in media, having previously served as executive editor of @outmagazine and now as communications director for @msfoundation. Congrats on being named to this year's @ForbesUnder30, @RaquelWillis_! 💖 https://t.co/nYNcYBmi7W— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) December 1, 2020