#AM_Equality: June 23, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC releases ‘Transgender Workplace Inclusion’ toolkit for Mexican businesses; more than 1 million non-binary Americans in the U.S.

HRC FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW ‘TRANSGENDER WORKPLACE INCLUSION’ TOOLKIT FOR MEXICAN BUSINESSES: “It is critical to a person’s self-worth to be able to show the world who they are—that includes authentically showing up to the workplace,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid, he/him). “The transgender community is disproportionately impacted by workplace discrimination and retaliation, especially transgender people of color, which is why this toolkit has the power to be a real game-changer in the day-to-day lives of the Mexican transgender community.” More from HRC.

  • La Fundación Human Rights Campaign lanza recurso de inclusión transgénero para empresas en México. Más de HRC en español.

💛🤍💜🖤 MORE THAN 1 MILLION NON-BINARY ADULTS LIVE IN THE U.S., A PIONEERING STUDY FINDS: A new study from the Williams Institute found that there are about 1.2 million non-binary LGBTQ adults in the U.S. population. These findings could help broaden protections and awareness for gender minorities. More from The Washington Post and Williams Institute UCLA.

🩺 V.A. PLANS TO OFFER GENDER CONFIRMATION SURGERIES FOR TRANSGENDER VETERANS: Last weekend, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to offer gender affirming services and procedures to transgender veterans. There are more than 134,000 transgender veterans, according to an estimate from the National Center for Transgender Equality. More from The New York Times and USA Today.

HOW GEN Z ACTIVISTS ARE CARRYING THE TORCH FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY: ‘MY EXISTENCE IS ALREADY RADICALIZED’: HRC Youth Ambassadors Nakiya Lynch and Ashton Mota recalled the importance of grassroots advocacy during Pride month and the power of Generation Z to make positive change. More from Yahoo!.

THIS MORNING -- DEFENDING THE LIVES OF TRANSGENDER WOMEN: The U.S. State Department and UN Human Rights Council are hosting an event featuring global advocates and Angelica Ross (@angelicaross) and Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) to discuss the importance of defending the lives of transgender women around the world. More from UN Human Rights Council and US State Department.

HRC YOUTH AMBASSADORS RECOGNIZED AS ‘LGBTQ YOUTH SHAPING THE FUTURE’: These young activists are helping to shape the future of LGBTQ equality and representation by living authentically and openly as their true selves. The list includes current HRC Youth Ambassadors Molly Pinta and Ve’ondre Mitchell (@veondremitchell) and former Youth Ambassadors Ashton Mota and Gia Parr. More from Teen Vogue.

REP. SHARICE DAVIDS: FIGHTING FOR LGBTQ, NATIVE PEOPLE IN CONGRESS: Rep. Sharice Davids (@ShariceDavids) talks about her advocacy for LGBTQ and Native American communities in Congress, the Equality Act and her new book in the latest podcast episode of LGBTQ&A. “I never want to shy away from acknowledging who I am, being authentic as much as I can be,” said Davids. “It’s an important thing to be able to say, as a now public figure, which feels very strange, ‘Yes, I’m out. I’m not ashamed of any part of who I am.’” More from Advocate.

BILL SEEKS U.S. APOLOGY FOR ‘HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS’ OF FIRED LGBTQ GOVERNMENT WORKERS: A new bill introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (@TimKaine) asks for accountability from the U.S. government for discriminatory policies that led to a multitude of LGBTQ government workers losing their jobs. “It’s time to acknowledge the harm caused to these Americans, their families and our country by depriving them of the right to serve as federal civil servants, diplomats or in the Armed Services,” Kaine said. More from NBC.

📍 IN THE STATES

LOUISIANA GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS VETOES ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BILL: “Gov. Bel Edwards’ veto of this discriminatory bill will prevent further discrimination towards transgender children in Louisiana,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “SB 156 was nothing more than a politically motivated bill that seeks to dehumanize transgender children. By vetoing this bill, Gov. Bel Edwards reminded legislators that any attempts to discriminate against transgender children is intolerable and will be defeated.” More from HRC.

🚽 ATLANTA MAYOR SIGNS ORDER TO MAKE 100 GENDER NEUTRAL CITY RESTROOMS: Approximately 113 new gender-neutral bathrooms will be available across Atlanta, including in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. More from AJC.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

⚽ MUNICH MAYOR SOUGHT RAINBOW-COLORED STADIUM FOR GERMANY-HUNGARY EURO 2020 MATCH: Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter wrote a letter to the UEFA to ask for permission to illuminate the stadium in rainbow colors for the match set happening today between Germany and Hungary. This comes as the EU condemned Hungary because of its recently passed anti-LGBTQ laws for school curriculums.

THREE LGBTQ GUATEMALANS WERE KILLED IN ATTACKS IN A SINGLE WEEK: More from Advocate.

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