#AM_Equality: U.S. House of Representatives passes final Respect for Marriage Act, bill now goes to President Biden for signature
HRC CELEBRATES WNBA SUPERSTAR BRITTNEY GRINER’S RELEASE & IMMINENT RETURN TO UNITED STATES: “The wait is over. Brittney Griner is coming home, and not a moment too soon,” said HRC President Kelley Robinson (@HRC_President, she/her). “The HRC family is grateful for the State Department’s efforts to free her – and to any member of our community facing hate and extremism – your community will never stop fighting for you, just like we never stopped fighting for Brittney.” More from HRC.
WARNOCK’S WIN MARKS MAJOR VICTORY FOR LGBTQ+ EQUALITY: “Senator Warnock is one of our strongest partners in advancing the cause of LGBTQ+ equality,” said HRC President Kelley Robinson. “We look forward to continuing our work with Senator Warnock to ensure that every LGBTQ+ person in Georgia, and throughout this country, is treated with dignity.” More from HRC.
HRC HONORS THE LIFE OF DIAMOND JACKSON-MCDONALD, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN PHILADELPHIA: “Diamond’s life mattered. We stand with her family and call for justice for Diamond,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her) “All of us, including allies, have a responsibility to hold the people in our lives accountable for their words because ideologies of hate do in fact lead to violence. It must end.” More from HRC.
NATIONAL MPOX WORKING GROUP SENDS LETTER TO CONGRESS CALLING FOR $900 MILLION IN FUNDING: “After nearly 30,000 cases of mpox and 19 deaths reported by the CDC, health clinics and organizations on the front lines remain overwhelmed and historically underfunded. It’s unacceptable,” said HRC President Kelley Robinson. “We urge Congress to ensure every cent needed to combat mpox and to reach BIPOC LGBTQ+ communities with critical information and vaccines is included in the fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations.” More from HRC.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES FINAL RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT, BILL NOW GOES TO PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR SIGNATURE: More from HRC.
FEATURED OPINION: NANCY PELOSI “I’M PROUD TO PROTECT MARRIAGE AS ONE OF MY LAST ACTS AS SPEAKER”: More from the Washington Post.
IN THE WAKE OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS SHOOTING, TWO LGBTQ+ LAWMAKERS TALK POLICY PRIORITIES: More from the 19th*.
LGBTQ+ RIGHTS CASE GETS THE CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT TREATMENT: More from MSNBC.
GAY LAWMAKER TARGETED WITH BOMB THREAT, CALLED ‘GROOMER’: More from Vice.
📍 IN THE STATES
MORE CITIES ARE EXCELLING AT POLICIES ON LGBTQ+ EQUALITY EVEN AMID HOSTILE LEGISLATION, REPORT FINDS: More from USA Today.
📺 GET CULTURED
📚 ELLIOT PAGE REVEALS COVER AND RELEASE DATE OF UPCOMING MEMOIR PAGEBOY: More from GAYTIMES.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
COURT ORDERS ARUBA, CURAÇAO TO EXTEND MARRIAGE RIGHTS TO SAME-SEX COUPLES: More from the Washington Blade.
IN PUERTO RICO, HURRICANE DEVASTATION IMPACTS LGBTQ+ RESIDENTS TWOFOLD: More from Teen Vogue.
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