We must say it again -- Black Trans Lives Matter.
We are experiencing an epidemic of anti-trans violence devastating our community. Since HRC began tracking this data in 2013, advocates have never recorded such a high number of violent deaths at this point in the year. Each of these victims had communities and loved ones, hopes and dreams for the future. Anti-trans bias, racism, sexism and other oppressive systems continue to deprive beloved members of our community of necessities to live and thrive.
"Black trans folks should not be made to feel like we have to pick sides. We are an integral part of LGBTQ pride, & we are an integral part of Black Lives Matter."— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) July 28, 2020
Important piece by @HRC's @cander01 for @ACLUAlabama on intersectionality & the work ahead:https://t.co/5dggIeVW7x
HRC RESPONDS TO TRUMP ADMIN ROLLING BACK PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS, UNDERMINING SUPREME COURT RULING AFFIRMING DACA: “Once again, the Trump-Pence administration is putting the safety and livelihoods of 300,000 undocumented immigrants and young people at risk to score political points,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “We need a President who will protect the nearly two million Dreamers and a Congress that will pass the permanent solution they deserve. It’s time to hold Trump, Pence, McConnell and the Senate majority accountable at the ballot box.” More from HRC.
HRC RESPONDS TO THE ARREST OF A TRANS WOMAN IN NEW YORK CITY BY UNIDENTIFIED NYPD OFFICERS: “[Tuesday] night, plainclothes NYPD officers yanked a young transgender woman, Nikki, off the street in broad daylight. This incident, along with many others of unidentified officers arresting people and taking them away in unmarked vehicles, is part of a frightening pattern being perpetrated across this country,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More HRC, The Advocate and ABC News.
THURSDAY FEATURE -- HRC FOUNDATION’S WELCOMING SCHOOLS PROGRAM SHARES BOOK LIST TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE: The new resource provides educators with a book list and lesson prompts that delve into education on anti-Black racism, Black history, skin color and racism experienced by Asian, Indiginious peoples and Latinx people. More from HRC.
ICYMI -- PENCE, DEVOS VISITED HORRIBLY ANTI-LGBTQ SCHOOL IN NORTH CAROLINA: “It tells you a lot about the warped values of Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos that they choose to highlight a school like Thales Academy that refuses to even allow students to talk about their sexual orientation, let alone seek refuge in friends as they struggle to embrace their identities,” said HRC Associate Regional Campaign Director Melodía Gutiérrez (@mell0wdia). More from HRC.
SCHOOL REOPENINGS POSE HIGH RISK FOR HBCUS, PARTICULARLY THEIR BLACK AND LGBTQ STUDENTS: More from Politico.
COVID-19 poses a significant risk for students across the country. We must find safe ways to reopen schools that protect all students, particularly Black and LGBTQ students who are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. https://t.co/Ss4sYj64ce— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 29, 2020
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PBS SPOTLIGHTS THE HEARTWARMING STORY ABOUT TWO-SPIRIT COUPLE SEAN AND ADRIAN: More from PBS.