#AM_Equality: June 16, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC celebrates anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County; President Biden signs executive order to fight anti-LGBTQ+ state bills

⚖ HRC CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY OF BOSTOCK V. CLAYTON COUNTY; CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ+ PEOPLE: “The Bostock ruling was a pivotal moment in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ equality—it was a step towards ensuring no person is denied a job, excluded from benefits, harassed or fired simply because of who they are or whom they love. As the rights of transgender and non-binary people are under attack in states across the country, Bostock has been critical for the LGBTQ+ community,” said HRC Interim President Joni Madison (@HRC_President, she/her). More from HRC.

HRC JOINS WHITE HOUSE FOR PRIDE EVENT, WHERE BIDEN ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER ON LGBTQ+ RIGHTS: More from The Hill and HRC.

THIS PRIDE, LGBTQ+ ALLIES NEED TO DO MORE THAN JUST WAVE RAINBOW FLAGS: With anti-LGBTQ+ legislation taking effect around the country, LGBTQ+ activists and advocacy organizations are calling on allies to take action against discrimination. “At the essence, these laws are trying to make sure no trans person exists: providing no support for us in our early lives, making medically necessary health care a felony, prohibiting even mental healthcare,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown, he/him). “It is hard to find the words for how damaging these laws and policies are.” More from the Daily Beast.

WHY EXPERTS SAY MONKEYPOX SHOULDN’T DAMPER PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATIONS: “Let’s be clear: this is not a virus solely targeting the LGBTQ+ community,” said HRC Director of the Health and Aging Program Tari Hanneman (she/her). “It’s critically important that we provide a clear, scientific, evidence-based response to prevent the spread of misinformation which might stigmatize the LGBTQ+ community, cause unnecessary fear and potentially endanger lives,” said Hanneman. More from the Hill.

WITH MORE LGBTQ+ RESTRICTIVE LAWS ON THE BOOKS, ONE FAMILY IS ASKING FOR UNDERSTANDING: “There’s a lot of casual discrimination and misinformation that goes on that is really unhelpful,” said father David Edwards. “I just would like people to kind of pause and stop for a second and think about all of the work and collaborative teams that have helped advise our family and to doing what we need to do and really if your privately held beliefs make it so you can't follow those recommendations then at least leave us alone.” More from NBC’s Lex18.

PARENTS WHO FEAR TRANSGENDER KIDS IN YOUTH SPORTS HAVE LOST THE PLOT: More from the Washington Post.

HRC ENDORSES PRO-EQUALITY HOUSE LEADERSHIP FOR 2022 REELECTION: More from HRC.

📍 IN THE STATES

HRC ENDORSES MAINE GOV. JANET MILLS FOR REELECTION: “Gov. Mills has been an outstanding ally for the LGBTQ+ community in Maine and an exceptional leader for all, and the Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse her reelection,” said HRC Interim President Joni Madison (@HRC_President, she/her). More from HRC.

HRC ENDORSES SLATE OF PRO-EQUALITY CHAMPIONS IN NEVADA: “As states across the nation face an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ attacks in state legislatures, we know that our fight is far from over,” said HRC Nevada State Director Karl Catarata (@KarlCatarata, he/him). “We need to elect leaders who will advance equality for all Nevadans, no matter who they are or who they love.” More from HRC.

HRC CALLS ON GOVERNOR MCMASTER TO VETO DANGEROUS AND DISCRIMINATORY HEALTHCARE BILL: “Politicians in South Carolina are engaging in a politically motivated game that sets a dangerous precedent, upholding the non-medical beliefs of those in positions of power over the rights of those in need of care,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow (@sarahwarbelow, she/her). “We call on Governor McMaster to recognize the serious implications this bill will have on all South Carolinians and to veto HB 4776.” More from HRC.

MONTANA ON TRACK TO MAKE HISTORY WITH ELECTION OF TWO TRANSGENDER CANDIDATES: More from the Kilgore News Herald.

📺 GET CULTURED

✉ ‘THE LETTER MEN’ DETAILS LOVE LETTERS BETWEEN TWO MEN SEPARATED BY WWII: More from NBC News.

📷 88 PHOTOS OF QUEER JOY FROM THE WASHINGTON, D.C. CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE: More from the Advocate.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

HRC FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 57 CHILEAN COMPANIES DEDICATED TO LGBTQ+ WORKPLACE INCLUSION: “In Chile and beyond, employers understand that building an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace is not only great for retention and recruitment but is the right thing to do for their employees,” said HRC Workplace Equality Program Director Keisha Williams (she/her). “Taking a stand for equity and inclusion makes a substantial difference in the lives of employees, consumers and a society that demands equality for all LGBTQ+ people.” More from HRC.

  • LA FUNDACIÓN HRC RECONOCE A 57 EMPRESAS CHILENAS DEDICADAS A LA INCLUSIÓN LABORAL LGBTQ+: “El crecimiento de HRC Equidad CL ha sido sorprendente. De unas pocas empresas en 2019 a más de 130 organizaciones en la edición de este año, este crecimiento demuestra el impacto de este programa en los lugares de trabajo chilenos en solo cuatro años,” dijo Emilio Maldonado, asociado de ejecución de HRC Equidad CL y representante de Fundación Iguales. “HRC Equidad CL no solo busca certificar los mejores lugares de trabajo, sino que también promueve la mejora constante de las prácticas empresariales en Chile.” Más de HRC.


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