#AM_Equality: January 6, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC’s Welcoming Schools Program featured on TLC’s “I am Jazz”; Israel lifts restrictions on same-sex surrogacy

TLC’S “I AM JAZZ” FEATURES HRC FOUNDATION’S CHERYL GREENE, WELCOMING SCHOOLS PROGRAM: Yesterday, on TLC’s “I Am Jazz,” Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) spoke with Cheryl Greene, Director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF)’s Welcoming Schools Program, about the need for comprehensive bullying prevention programs in schools across the country. M0re from HRC.

ACA HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS NEED MORE PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ+ PEOPLE, WHITE HOUSE SAYS: The Department of Health and Human Services wants to restore Obama-era protections and take a step further by recognizing gender-affirming care. Orion Rummler (@i_oriion) writes, “The proposed protections -- which would reinstate sexual orientation and gender identity as protected antidiscrimination categories -- come amid the Biden administration’s pledge to restore protections for LGBTQ+ Americans that were revoked under former President Donald Trump. ” More from 19th* News.

HERE ARE THE PIONEERING WOMEN WHO WILL BE ON NEW QUARTERS: Beginning in 2022, the faces of women will appear on U.S. quarters for the first time, and the public will help choose which coins will be minted. The women to be featured include Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Adelina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong. More from 19th* News.

FRIENDSHIP PLACE STRIVES TO HELP MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: Friendship Place is a non-profit that has been working in Washington D.C. to alleviate homelessness since 1991. In recent years, Friendship Place has expanded its efforts to support the LGBTQ+ community through its services. More from The Washington Post.

📺 GET CULTURED

🎧 NETFLIX LAUNCHING ‘THE GAY AGENDA’ PODCAST ABOUT LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: Netflix has announced a new podcast called “The Gay Agenda,” that will look at the lives of LGBTQ+ creatives at the top of their fields across different industries. The goal is to be celebratory, championing success stories “through a loving and humorous lens.” More from Variety and NBC News.

MEET THE FABULOUS DRAG QUEEN TEACHING MATH ON TIKTOK: Kyne (@onlinekyne) is not only a fabulous drag queen who appeared on ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ and is personified by Kyne Santos, but she is also teaching her audience of over 1.2 followers on TikTok about math. More from VICE.

🎶 ELTON JOHN’S ‘PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM’ ISN’T JUST A GAY ANTHEM. IT’S A PRIDE ANTHEM: More from The New York Times.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

ISRAEL LIFTS RESTRICTIONS ON SAME-SEX SURROGACY: On Tuesday, the Israeli Health Minister announced that restrictions barring same-sex couples and single men from becoming parents through surrogacy within the country would be lifted, upholding a Supreme Court ruling to end the ban. More from Reuters.

Have news? Send us your news and tips at AMEquality@hrc.org.Click here to subscribe to #AM_Equality and follow@HRC for all the latest news. Thanks for reading!

Topics:
A.M. Equality

Fight anti-trans legislation

Tell state legislators to stop attacking the transgender community NOW! Your signature will send a message that we won’t back down when these lawmakers come for our community.