#AM_Equality: December 9, 2020

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC join forces with global businesses to support 1,000+ refugees in North America; Trans & non-binary people of color share one word on dating

HRC AND TENT PARTNERSHIP FOR REFUGEES JOIN FORCES WITH MORE THAN 20 GLOBAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT OVER 1,000 REFUGEES IN NORTH AMERICA: HRC and Tent Partnership for Refugees, a network of over 130 major companies committed to integrating refugees, have joined forces to mobilize businesses in North America to support LGBTQ refugees. Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “LGBTQ refugees, like all people, deserve the ability to not only survive, but to thrive as newcomers. Partnering with Tent and the business community on this initiative will impact the lives of countless LGBTQ refugees.” More from Fast Company, Reuters, the Washington Blade and HRC.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STILL CHIPPING AWAY AT LGBTQ RIGHTS IN ITS FINAL MONTHS: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published a final rule regarding religious exemptions to non-discrimination protections for federal contractors. More from Out.

WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- HRC’s ALPHONSO DAVID TO CAST VOTE AS AN ELECTOR IN NEW YORK STATE: As an elector for New York State, next Monday, he will be in Albany with other Democratic state electors — including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bill and Hillary Clinton — to cast a vote for Joe Biden. More from The Advocate.

TRANS WOMEN AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE OF COLOR SHARE ONE WORD ON DATING: HRC Foundation partnered with The Cut to interview transgender women and non-binary people of color about some of the most pressing issues facing the community. Watch the video here.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AWARDED MILLIONS TO COMPANIES WITH CHECKERED RECORDS TO CARE FOR MIGRANTS: More from CNN.

WHAT HIV ACTIVISTS ARE ADDING TO THEIR QUARANTINE MUSIC PLAYLISTS: HRC’s Tori Cooper shares how queens of disco, soul, and pop like Thelma Houston, Shirley Bassey, and Lizzo dominate her catalog. More from The Body.

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HRC PARTNERS WITH PLAYWRIGHT JEREMY O’HARRIS TO DONATE COLLECTION OF PLAYS TO LIBRARIES AND COMMUNITY CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY: The collection, named the Golden Collection in honor of Harris’s late grandfather, comprises 15 plays, including “Slave Play,” as well as works by Katori Hall, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Adrienne Kennedy and more. More from Broadway News, Playbill and Paper.

SHONDALAND SHARES LIST OF BEST LGBTQ-AUTHORED BOOKS OF 2020: More from Shondaland.

THE PROM’S KERRY WASHINGTON AND ARIANA DEBOSE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY OF QUEER WOMEN: More from The Advocate.

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