#AM_Equality: HRC Foundation’s Equidad MX recognizes record-breaking number of employers for their commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion; HRC remembers Cris Blehar
HRC FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES RECORD-BREAKING 242 EMPLOYERS IN MEXICO FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO LGBTQ+ INCLUSION: “Inclusive workplaces help morale and help a business’s bottom line. When employers want to attract and retain the best workforce, everyone wins,” said Keisha Williams, Workplace Equality Program Director (she/her). “It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the best business decision. We celebrate this year’s honorees for showing the way forward in adopting workplace policies and practices to foster LGBTQ+ inclusion across Mexico.” More from HRC.
EQUIDAD MX RECONOCE AL NÚMERO RÉCORD DE 242 EMPLEADORES EN MÉXICO POR SU COMPROMISO CON LA INCLUSIÓN LGBTQ+: Nos complace compartir los resultados de este año de Equidad MX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral,” dijo Joni Madison, el presidente interino de la Campaña de Derechos Humanos (@HRC_President, she/her). “Al igual que en años anteriores, estamos muy orgullosos de ver el notable crecimiento de las empresas en México que se han comprometido a proporcionar lugares de trabajo inclusivos y de afirmación donde los trabajadores LGBTQ+ prosperen.” Más de HRC.
HRC REMEMBERS CRIS BLEHAR, TRANS WOMAN WHO WAS “AN AMAZING MOTHER AND A WONDERFUL PERSON”: “Cris was full of life and it is appalling that she was so violently taken from this Earth,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “It is comforting to know that she was well loved by friends and family, but her death highlights the need to combat gun violence and all of the factors that contribute to these killings.” More from HRC.
✨ FRIDAY FEATURE: Sydney Bauer (@femme_thoughts, she/her) is a freelance journalist covering the LGBTQ+ community currently after working eight years covering the business of the Olympic Games. She has reported all over the world, and even lived in Brazil for 15 months reporting on the last preparations for Rio 2016. Now, she is on the hunt for the next great story, so reach out!
Check out her work: How to Prepare for Your First Visit Home After Transitioning, Escape Plans and Death Threats: Trans Kids in Texas Are Under Attack and Sex education becomes battlefield in U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights.
Read her recommendation: “This interactive feature in the Washington Post was so well done I think I have recommended it to everyone I know. With urban planning, we need to look in the immediate and long term, and this feature takes a century-long look at the future of a continent that most Americans don't bother to learn about. I am obsessed with geography and urbanism, so this combined two areas that I love learning more about.”
Learn more about what inspires her: “I don’t think I'd be as successful, or really anywhere, today without my friend Katelyn Burns. She was an ear to me when I was struggling with my identity, and helped connect me with other reporters when I was first starting out writing as my authentic self. She is a damn good writer, and would make any newsroom infinitely better too.”
📍 IN THE STATES
COLORADO CREATES 1ST FULL ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP FOR LGBTQ+ INCLUSION: The University of Colorado athletics department has created a first-of-its-kind full-tuition scholarship for athletes seeking to use their platform to create positive change for the LGBTQ+ community. More from Outsports.
OPINION: EQUALITY ACT ENSHRINES FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN VALUES INTO LAW: More from Georgia Recorder.
📺 GET CULTURED
HERE’S WHY LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA CAST MICHAELA JAÉ RODRIGUEZ IN NEW FILM: In an interview with The Advocate, Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses the inspiration behind casting Pose star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez. More from The Advocate.
🎬 THE MOST ENTERTAINING AND BINGEWORTHY LGBTQ+ CONTENT ARRIVING IN DECEMBER: More from NBC News.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
GHANA’S ANTI-LGBTQ+ BILL RISKS HURTING ITS DEMOCRATIC CREDENTIALS: More from Bloomberg.
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