HRC announces “Vote Equal, Vote Safe” town hall; New HRC campaign ad -- Eddie Lucio is bad for Texas, vote for Sara Stapleton Barrera
HRC ANNOUNCES “VOTE Equal, VOTE Safe” TOWN HALL WITH SEC. JULIÁN CASTRO (@JulianCastro), REP. AYANNA PRESSLEY (@AyannaPressley) AND DERAY MCKESSON (@deray): “I am thrilled to announce the Human Rights Campaign’s Vote Equal, Vote Safe Town Hall and honored to have such tremendous partners in this program,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Together, we will help demystify the vote-by-mail process and give young people -- many voting for the first time -- the tools and resources they need to make sure their voices are heard this November.” The event will be live-streamed tomorrow, July 14 at 8pm E.T. and will be available on HRC’s digital platforms. RSVP for the event here, and read more from HRC.
MUST WATCH MONDAY -- NEW HRC CAMPAIGN AD: EDDIE LUCIO IS BAD FOR TEXAS, VOTE FOR SARA STAPLETON BARRERA (@saraforTXsenate): “As a member of the Texas State Senate, Eddie Lucio has only used his platform to dehumanize and attack the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender people,” said HRC Deputy Campaign Director Jonathan Shields (@jonpshields). “It’s time to elect Sara Stapleton Barrera to Senate District 27, a true champion to the LGBTQ community who will ensure that more than 850,000 LGBTQ Texans have the protections they deserve -- protections that 70% of Texans support.” More from HRC.
ELTON JOHN IN THE ATLANTIC, WE CAN’T END HIV/AIDS WITHOUT FIGHTING RACISM: “The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias and discrimination,” writes John (@eltonofficial). “As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community.” More from The Atlantic.
IN THE STATES
OREGON COURT OF APPEALS RULES IN FAVOR OF ALLOWING NON-BINARY OPTION ON PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS: More from KLCC.
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL SENDS LETTER URGING STATE LEGISLATURE TO REPEAL BAN ON “WALKING WHILE TRANS” LEGISLATION: More from Gay City News.
DALLAS MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MERCI MACK, A BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN: More from KSAT.
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GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
UNITED NATIONS EXPERT URGES FOR GLOBAL BAN ON SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Yahoo.
"Conversion therapy" is a dangerous, discredited practice that harms LGBTQ people around the world every day, says @UN #IESOGI @victor_madrigal. It's time we put a stop to it and protect our community. #EndConversionTherapy https://t.co/GbJsAe2zYy— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 10, 2020
THAILAND COULD BECOME FIRST SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRY TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX PARTNERSHIPS: More from CNN.
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