#AM Equality January 22, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC urges swift confirmation of Pete Buttigieg; “We started it -- you young folks finish it.”

HRC URGES U.S. SENATE TO SWIFTLY CONFIRM THE NOMINATION OF PETE BUTTIGIEG FOR SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: “Today, Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg has proven he is more than qualified to serve as Secretary of Transportation,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@alphonsodavid). “His background, record of accomplishment in South Bend and dedication to improving and rebuilding our infrastructure demonstrate he is the ideal individual to lead the Department to meet its mission.” More from HRC.

UNPACKING REAL-LIFE IMPLICATIONS OF BIDEN’S BOSTOCK EXECUTIVE ORDER: Yesterday, President Joe Biden issued the most substantive, wide-ranging LGBTQ executive order in U.S. history that implements the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. This Order, enacted on Day One, immediately begins to fulfill President Biden’s campaign promise to implement and pass protections for LGBTQ people as quickly as possible. More from HRC.

NEW WHITE HOUSE CONTACT FORM ALLOWS USER TO SELECT PRONOUNS: More from CNN.

REUTERS EXPLAINS BIDEN’S LGBTQ POLICY PLANS: Jamal Brown, a spokesman for Biden’s transition team, said President Biden was “committed to advancing the most pro-equality agenda in history.” More from Reuters.

FEEL-GOOD FRIDAY: ICYMI -- CHECK OUT BILLY PORTER’S AMAZING SET AT THE “POWER OF EQUALITY”:

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NEW EXHIBIT PROFILES LGBT ELDERS: “We started it,” said Rev. Magora Kennedy, one of the elders and activists featured in the exhibit. “You young folks finish it.” More from the New York Times.


IN HISTORIC FIRST, BIDEN’S INAUGURAL PARADE FEATURES ALL-TRANSGENDER CHORUS: “We were honored and grateful to have been included in the Inauguration Parade as a part of DJ Cassidy's Pass the Mic,” said Kathryn Davis, the trans Chorus of Los Angeles’s executive director. “We share our voices to bring a positive image to the trans community and encourage the movement from victim to victorious for trans people around the world.” More from them.

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