#AM_Equality: HRC condemns anti-LGBTQ+ GOP “Commitment to America” Agenda
HRC CONDEMNS ANTI-LGBTQ+ ‘COMMITMENT TO AMERICA’ GOP AGENDA: “They’re playing politics with American lives - including LGBTQ+ lives and transgender lives in particular,” said HRC Director of Strategic Initiatives, Justin Unga (he/him). More from HRC.
THESE ANTI-EQUALITY ADVOCACY GROUPS ARE HELPING DRIVE A RISE IN BOOK BANS: A report from a free speech organization looked at the role of advocacy groups in the growing number of book bans in schools. More from the New York Times.
PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCED APPOINTMENT OF ROGER F. NYHUS TO SERVE AS A U.S. AMBASSADOR: Nyhus is an engaged community leader, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC civil rights advocate, and champion of wildlife conservation and the arts. Nyhus is openly LGBTQ+ and is also an enrolled member of the Chinook Indian Nation. He will serve as the ambassador to Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. More from the White House and the Seattle Times.
GOOGLE, VENMO AND PAYPALL BAN ANTI-TRANS HATE GROUP GAYS AGAINST GROOMERS: Technology companies have been under pressure for months to stop enabling the spread of anti-transgender hate and online trolls. More from the Advocate and LGBTQNation.
THE MOST DOMINANT TOXIC ELECTION NARRATIVES ONLINE: On Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Truth Social and other social media sites, hateful and threatening anti-trans narratives have surged in recent months. More from the New York Times.
BIDEN NOTES LGBTQ+, INTERSEX RIGHTS IN UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEECH: President Biden stressed that “fundamental freedoms” are at risk around the world. More from the Washington Blade.
📍 IN THE STATES
REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER RESPONDS TO CONGRESSMAN’S ANTI-TRANS STATEMENTS: ‘THAT’S NOT TRUE’: More from the Washington Post.
MONTANA: ANTI-TRANSGENDER ATHLETE LAWS DECLARED ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’: More from the Montana Free Press.
DENVER TO OFFER VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, INCLUDING TRANS PEOPLE, CASH AS PART OF GROUNDBREAKING BASIC INCOME PROJECT: More from Pink News.
📺 GET CULTURED
DRAG PERFORMER SHANGELA MAKES ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ HISTORY: More from NBC News.
OUT WRESTLER ERICA LEIGH MAKES HISTORY WITH ECWA CHAMPIONSHIP WIN: More from Outsports.
21 PHOTOS FROM THE HISTORY OF QUEER NIGHTLIFE AND ACTIVISM: More from the Advocate.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
QATAR SUSPENDS ANTI-LGBTQ+ LAWS FOR DURATION OF WORLD CUP AS CAPTAINS WEAR ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BANDS IN PROTEST: More from Latin Times.