Parents urge appeals court to maintain block on AL law that would criminalize essential medical care for their transgender children
HRC CALLS FOR EQUITABLE MONKEYPOX (MPV) RESPONSE AMIDST DISTURBING REPORTS OF VACCINE DISPARITIES: Concerning reports have been released this week that show in some areas, Black and Brown people within the men who have sex with men (MSM) community are most impacted by the virus, yet they are receiving a fraction of the limited vaccines in comparison with their white peers. More from HRC.
🌐 ANTI-LGBTQ+ HATE SURGES ONLINE WITH FLORIDA’S ‘DON'T SAY GAY’ LAW, REPORT FINDS: An HRC report found that references to “grooming” and other terms rose more than 400 percent after the controversial law passed. More from AP, NBC and LGBTQNation.
HRC CONDEMNS DESANTIS ADMINISTRATION MOVE BANNING MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR GENDER-AFFIRMING HEALTH CARE: The new regulation which takes effect on August 21st will deny care to transgender Floridians of all ages who rely on Medicaid. More from HRC.
🩺 POTENTIALLY STIGMATIZING MESSAGING AROUND MPV WORRIES LGBTQ+ HEALTH ADVOCATES: “There’s an absolute way in which we can be honest about what monkeypox is while also being honest about what communities are currently impacted by it without causing harm to those communities,” said Torrian L. Baskerville, HRC’s director of HIV & Health Equity (he/him). More from Bloomberg Law.
👩⚖️ PARENTS URGE APPEALS COURT TO MAINTAIN BLOCK ON ALABAMA LAW THAT WOULD CRIMINALIZE ESSENTIAL MEDICAL CARE FOR THEIR TRANSGENDER CHILDREN: Parents challenging Alabama’s SB 184 have responded to the State’s appeal of a district court ruling that blocked enforcement of the law in May 2022. SB 184 criminalizes parents who seek essential medical care for their transgender children, the doctors who provide this medical care, and anyone else who assists transgender young people to get the care they need. More from HRC.
THE RIGHT IS MISUSING THE WORD “GROOMING,” AND IT CAN HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: More from Teen Vogue.
📍 IN THE STATES
HRC ENDORSES U.S. REP. PETER WELCH OF VERMONT FOR U.S. SENATE: More from HRC.
HRC ENDORSES PRO-EQUALITY CANDIDATES FOR NEVADA LT. GOVERNOR AND SECRETARY OF STATE: More from HRC.
FAMILY OF EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL SUES OVER DISCRIMINATORY TENNESSEE BATHROOM LAW: More from Xtra*.
🏫 ANTI-TRANS POLICY ON BATHROOM ACCESS CONSIDERED BY LOCAL VA. SCHOOL BOARD: More from the Advocate.
🚸 VIRGINIA GOVERNOR WANTS TO FORCE TEACHERS TO OUT STUDENTS TO PARENTS: More from LGBTQNation.
👩🏽⚖️ CA GOV. NEWSOM NAMES 1ST QUEER FEMALE JUDGE TO STATE’S SUPREME COURT: More from the Bay Area Reporter.
📺 GET CULTURED
⚾ BASEBALL PLAYER SOLOMON BATES COMES OUT AS GAY: More from the Advocate.
🏳️🌈 🌈 LADY GAGA TELLS REPUBLICANS ‘DON’T MESS WITH GAY MARRIAGE’ IN CHROMATICA BALL SPEECH: More from Pink news.
🚜 TRAVELING NURSE LOGAN LEE PENS MEMOIR ABOUT BEING OUT IN RURAL AMERICA: More from LGBTQNation.
⚧️ VETERAN ESPN REPORTER COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER: More from Huffpost.
KEVIN BACON WANTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT REAL-LIFE HORRORS OF ‘SHAMEFUL’ LGBTQ+ CONVERSION THERAPY: More from People.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
RUSSIA PROPOSES EXTENDING ‘GAY PROPAGANDA’ LAW TO ALL ADULTS: More from Gay Times.