#AM_Equality: December 8, 2021

by HRC Staff

Lewis Hamilton makes history at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

HRC FOUNDATION AND SAGE LAUNCH GUIDE TO HELP LGBTQ+ ELDERS FIND AFFIRMING LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITIES: “We all deserve to feel safe and have our needs met when seeking care. A long-term care community’s dedication to LGBTQ+ inclusivity must be rooted in inclusive policies and practices and this guide gives consumers the tools they need to ask the right questions,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown, he/him). “This resource is rooted in research and a dedicated partnership between the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE.” More from HRC.

🏎️ LEWIS HAMILTON MAKES HISTORY WINNING INAUGURAL SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX IN DEFIANT PRIDE HELMET: Hamilton (@LewisHamilton

he/him), Formula One’s most successful driver of all time and only active Black driver, won the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix while wearing a pride flag helmet to highlight the need for LGBTQ+ equality. More from HRC and Pink News.

A HATE GROUP WANTS THE SUPREME COURT TO ALLOW THEM TO SUE PEOPLE CALLING THEM A HATE GROUP: A far-right group has asked the Supreme Court to let it sue the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for designating it a hate group after it’s spent decades attacking LGBTQ+ rights. More from LGBTQNation.

HOW PETE BUTTIGIEG IS MAKING INROADS IN TRANSPORTATION AND FATHERHOOD: Secretary Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how much progress LGBTQ+ Americans have made by becoming a cabinet secretary and a father. Now he’s trying to ensure that progress continues. More from the Advocate.

📍 IN THE STATES

BREWERY RESPONDS TO LT GOV’S ANTI-LGBTQ+ SLURS WITH NEW ‘FABULOUS’ FUNDRAISER: A North Carolina brewery’s newest beer — Don't Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison -- pushed back on North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson’s recent comments calling the LGBTQ+ community “filth.” The brewery plans to donate a portion of the profits -- the “Lieutenant Governor’s Fund for the Fabulous” – to LGBTQ+ groups in Robinson’s name. More from the Hill.

FLORIDA REMOVES LGBTQ+-INCLUSIVE ANTI-BULLYING INFO FROM STATE WEBSITE: More from the Advocate.

MADISON SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE CRITICIZES TRANS COMMUNITY, LEADS TRANS PERSON TO RUN IN OPPOSITION: More from WKOW.

📺 GET CULTURED

THE QUEENS OF “DRAG RACE” MAKE 40% LESS THAN OTHER REALITY TV STARS ON CAMEO: According to a recent study, drag queens are among the lowest-paid reality stars on Cameo. Even the highest-paid queens make about nine times less than “celebrities” like Jordan Belfort — the subject of The Wolf of Wall Street. More from Into.

KEVIN WILLIAMSON SAYS THE SCREAM MOVIES WERE INSPIRED BY “GAY SURVIVAL”: More from Gay Times.

LIL NAS X HAD SO MUCH FUN ‘PISSING PEOPLE OFF THIS YEAR,’ HE SAYS: More from Out.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

CHILE LEGALISES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN HISTORIC LGBTQ+ VICTORY AHEAD OF UNCERTAIN ELECTION: While same-sex civil unions have been legalized in Chile since 2015, the nation just became the eighth Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. More from The New York Times.

COMMENTARY: ON LGBTQ+ RIGHTS, GHANA’S BISHOPS CHOOSE TO IGNORE POPE: More from the Advocate.

TOKYO TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX PARTNERSHIPS: More from Japan Times.

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