#AM_Equality: July 7, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC: Celebrate Pride with a protest; Libraries are becoming a battleground for LGBTQ+ people

OPINION: YOUR WORDS CAN COST THE LIVES OF TRANS KIDS: In an op-ed from Lizette and Jose Trujillo, members of HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council, they write, “as the parents of an amazing kid who happens to be transgender, we’ve seen firsthand how in recent years many of our leaders -- who think they know better than parents, medical organizations, and millions of doctors -- have been treating our son, Daniel, with anything but that dignity and respect. They are making it impossible for kids like Daniel to be their authentic selves. And we’ve seen how harmful the attacks on my kid from power-hungry politicians and pop culture icons going for cheap laughs can be.” More from the American Independent.

LIBRARIES ARE BECOMING A BATTLEGROUND FOR LGBTQ+ PEOPLE: Anti-LGBTQ+ groups and individuals have been disrupting drag queen story hour events across the country. In addition to this harassment, these attacks have now included targeting libraries and librarians, leaving many worried for their safety. More from Vice.

ABUSE, DISCRIMINATION, EXCLUSION: TRANSGENDER MEN EXPLAIN DOMINO EFFECT OF LOSING REPRODUCTIVE CARE POST-ROE: More from 19th News.

NO, MONKEYPOX IS NOT A ‘GAY DISEASE.’ HERE’S WHAT EXPERTS WANT YOU TO KNOW: With more news of the growing monkeypox outbreak that has disproportionately impacted gay and bisexual men, LGBTQ+ organizations and the medical community are sounding the alarm bells about misleading narratives that monkeypox is a “gay disease.” More from Yahoo! Life.

☎️ 988 BECOMES THE NEW SUICIDE LIFELINE NUMBER, WILL INCLUDE A STRATEGY TO SUPPORT LGBTQ+ YOUTH: More from the Washington Post.

🌈 HRC: CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH A PROTEST: While Pride Month has come to a close, this video from HRC speaks to the importance of continuing to fight for LGBTQ+ equality and celebrating LGBTQ+ people everywhere. More from the Advocate.

COMMENTARY: OVERTURNING ROE IS ALREADY UPENDING THOUSANDS OF LGBTQ+ LIVES: More from the Advocate.

‘CHOSEN FAMILY’: HOW BALLROOM INSTILLS PRIDE IN BLACK, LATINX LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: More from USA Today.

📍 IN THE STATES

‘TENNESSEE BROKE MY HEART’: WHY ONE MOM WHO CHALLENGED THE STATE’S ANTI-TRANSGENDER LAW ABANDONED THE SUIT AND THE STATE: More from WPLN News.

NORTH TEXAS LGBTQ+ PEOPLE SAY THEY LIVE BETWEEN FEAR AND FREEDOM: More from the Dallas Morning News.

📺 GET CULTURED

🏅 BIDEN TO HONOR 17 AMERICANS, INCLUDING MEGAN RAPINOE, WITH PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM: More from The Washington Post and LGBTQ Nation.

HEAD TURNERS: HOW SOCCER STAR BRIANA SCURRY BLAZED A NEW TRAIL: More from Shondaland.

EMMA CORRIN BECOMES FIRST NONBINARY PERSON TO COVER AMERICAN VOGUE: More from Out.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL VOTED TO RENEW MANDATE OF UN INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY: More from ILGA World.

CARIBBEAN COURT FINDS DISCRIMINATORY ANTI-LGBTQ+ LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL: More from the Washington Post.


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