Rev. Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff win runoff Senate elections in Georgia 🌈
🌈 REV. RAPHAEL WARNOCK AND JON OSSOFF WIN RUNOFF SENATE ELECTIONS IN GEORGIA: Rev. Warnock will become the first Black U.S. Senator from Georgia, while Ossoff will become Georgia’s youngest Senator in 40 years. More from HRC.
ENRAGING -- PROSECUTORS DECLINE TO CHARGE WHITE POLICE OFFICER RUSTEN SHESKEY, WHO SHOT JACOB BLAKE, A BLACK MAN, IN THE BACK: More from HRC.
Our justice system is broken. Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake 7 times in front of his children and will not face any charges. Heartbreaking. Enraging. And galvanizing. The fight to protect Black lives must continue with real action for change. https://t.co/GXhj9hxxMI— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) January 5, 2021
WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- STATE SENATOR SARAH MCBRIDE IS MAKING HISTORY IN HER HOMETOWN: “Every once in a while, I will take a walk through the neighborhood and just marvel at the fact that I have the privilege of representing a community that means a lot to me,” Senator McBride (@SarahEMcBride) said. More from Brock Colyar (@UnhappyFem) at The Cut.
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID RECOGNIZED ON NATIVE SON’S BLACK GAY AND QUEER MEN WHO MADE IMPACT IN 2020 LIST: More from Native Son.
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HOUSTON NATIVE ALISE MAXIE NAMED AS AN HRC FOUNDATION YOUTH AMBASSADOR: “My main goal is to help out [other] queer youth of color. Growing up, I didn’t have anybody to help me out or to look up to. Being queer was seen as shameful,” said Maxie (@aliiseenm). “I’m a big proponent of helping queer youth of color. I want to create programs for them, reach out to them, talk to them, and educate them.” Read more from Zachary McKenzie (@_zachmckenzie) at OutSmart.
VIRGINIA’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD ENSURE TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE CAN ACCESS GENDER-AFFIRMING HEALTH CARE THROUGH MEDICAID: More from NBC 12.
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NON-BINARY ACTOR AND FILMMAKER MISHA OSHEROVICH (@mishaosherovich) OPENS UP ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THE TROUBLED TEEN INDUSTRY: More from them (warning -- article mentions eating disorders, substance addiction, abuse and suicide).