#AM_Equality January 19, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC honors MLK Day; TOMORROW -- join HRC for “Power of Equality”

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@alphonsodavid) PENS POWERFUL OP-ED ON IMPORTANCE OF MLK DAY, ROLE OF SERVICE: “As I reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, I am reminded of the words of Bayard Rustin, one of the engineers of the March on Washington and early leader in LGBTQ rights who said, 'Let us be enraged about injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it,'” writes David. More in The Advocate.

ICYMI -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINED DESTINATION TOMORROW (@Dest2morrow) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEAN COLEMAN FOR DISCUSSION IN HONOR OF MLK DAY: More from HRC.

PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN NOMINATES DR. RACHEL LEVINE (@SecretaryLevine) FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY ROLE AT HHS: If confirmed, Dr. Levine would be the first transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate. More from NBC News.

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION MUST PASS NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: “While voices of hate have often been the loudest, the majority of Catholics in the United States, including Biden who has long been an advocate for the LGBTQ community, understands that supporting pro-LGBTQ policies are in direct alignment with Catholic teaching on the common good,” said HRC President Alphonso David and HRC Religion and Faith Director Michael Vazquez (@mvsebastian) in the op-ed. More from the National Catholic Reporter.


TUESDAY TWEET -- TOMORROW, HRC COMMEMORATES INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN & KAMALA HARRIS, CELEBRATES POWER OF EQUALITY: More from HRC.

TRUMP-PENCE ADMINISTRATION FINALIZES ANTI-LGBTQ RULE ALLOWING SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES TO DISCRIMINATE: More from Metro Weekly.

DEATH OF TRANSGENDER MAN IN PUERTO RICO SPARKS OUTRAGE IN LOCAL LGBTQ COMMUNITY: More from Insider.

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PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER MARCO LEHMANN COMES OUT AS GAY: More from Outsports.

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