#AM_Equality: December 7, 2021

by HRC Staff

NFL players support LGBTQ+ causes on the field during “My Cause My Cleats” initiative

DICTIONARY.COM DECLARES ALLYSHIP WORD OF THE YEAR FOR 2021: “It might be a surprising choice for some,” said John Kelly, Dictionary.com Content Overseer. “In the past few decades, the term has evolved to take on a more nuanced and specific meaning. It is continuing to evolve and we saw that in many ways.” More from The Associated Press.

ACCEPTANCE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES SUICIDE RISK FOR INTERSEX YOUTHS, REPORT FINDS: While intersex youths face a disproportionate risk of suicide, new research shows that having even one accepting parent or guardian can reduce that risk by 55 percent. More from NBC.

SIR ANTONY SHER, LEGENDARY OUT GAY ACTOR, DIES AT 72: Sher, a member of the Gay Sweatshop theatre troop, was one of the greatest classical actors of his generation. More from Gay City News.

📍 IN THE STATES

COMMENTARY: CRIMES AGAINST LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY DESERVE THOROUGH INVESTIGATION: At least five Black transgender women have been murdered in the Chicago area in the last year. More from Chicago Sun Times.

STREET IN NEW YORK OFFICIALLY NAMED AFTER LGBTQ+ RIGHTS ADVOCATE FROM NORTH BELFAST: More from the Irish Times.

📺 GET CULTURED

🏈 MULTIPLE NFL PLAYERS ARE SUPPORTING LGBTQ+FRIENDLY CAUSES ON THE FIELD THIS WEEKEND: For the first time, multiple NFL players will be supporting LGBTQ+ non-profits during this weekend’s annual “My Cause My Cleats” initiative, a series of in-season games where players are allowed to wear non-uniform cleats in support of charitable organizations. More from LGBTQNation.

12 LGBTQ+ MILESTONES WE’RE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR: More from NBC.

OLYMPIC BOXER IRMA TESTA COMES OUT AS QUEER: More from Pink News.

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A.M. Equality