#AM_Equality: June 23, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC celebrates 50 year anniversary of Title IX, recognizes unfinished work of gender equality in education

HRC CELEBRATES 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX, RECOGNIZES UNFINISHED WORK OF GENDER EQUALITY IN EDUCATION: “Title IX has had a transformative impact on our nation -- and on me personally. Title IX gave me and so many women and LGBTQ+ people a better, brighter future,” said HRC Interim President Joni Madison (she/her). “But while the power of Title IX is undeniable, its full promise has yet to be delivered.” More from HRC.

BRITTNEY GRINER’S SUPPORTERS CALL ON PRESIDENT BIDEN TO DO MORE TOWARDS FREEING HER: In a letter signed by dozens of organizations, including HRC, while the signatories cited “deep appreciation” for the administration’s efforts to free Ms. Griner, “we now urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home to America immediately and safely.” More from New York Times.

WAGE GAP FOR LGBTQ+ WOMEN IS 79 CENTS TO THE AVERAGE MAN’S DOLLAR, ACCORDING TO HRC REPORT: “As the number of openly LGBTQ+ people in our country grows, the fight for equal pay has not yet been won. LGBTQ+ women, in particular, face wage disparities that can make it difficult to access safe and affordable housing, affirming healthcare and other resources needed to live,” said HRC Director of Public Education & Research Shoshana K. Goldberg, Ph.D. MPH (@GoldbergSK, she/her). More from The Hill and HRC.

COMMENTARY: YOUR RIGHT TO CONCIEVE BABIES COULD BE AT RISK OF ROE V. WADE IS OVERTURNED: “Thanks to Roe v. Wade, when my wife and I built our family together, we were able to conceive via in vitro fertilization (IVF),” writes HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel Cathryn Oakley (@CthrynOkly, she/her). “That’s right: Roe v. Wade protects the right of people to conceive babies, too.” More from USA Today.

HRC’S PROJECT THRIVE AND 19 YOUTH WELL-BEING ORGANIZATIONS RELEASE PRIDE MONTH MESSAGE TO LGBTQ+ YOUTH: “As organizations dedicated to the wellbeing of children and youth, we want to reaffirm our commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. Across the country this year, renewed attacks on LGBTQ+ youth have chiseled away at their sense of safety, and their hope for the future,” said the Project Thrive Partners. More from HRC.

HRC HONORS SASHA MASON, A LATINA TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN NORTH CAROLINA: “We will continue to remember her life and say her name alongside her friends and family. Sasha’s death is yet another tragic incident in an epidemic of fatal violence against transgender people, especially transgender women of color,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “And those who wish to do us harm are emboldened by the hostile anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and anti-trans stigma in our current politics and culture. It must end.” More from HRC.

✈ NON-BINARY AIRLINE PASSENGERS ASK: WHAT’S GENDER GOT TO DO WITH IT?: More from the New York Times.

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR HRC’S TRANS JUSTICE INITIATIVE TORI COOPER JOINS NY PUBLIC RADIO TO TALK ABOUT THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR FACE: More from NY Public Radio.

MEGAN RAPINOE CALLED ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BANS “CRUEL” AND “DISGUSTING” IN INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTING EQUALITY: More from Teen Vogue.

CLELA ROREX, ‘UNSUNG HERO’ OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY MOVEMENT, DIES AT 78: More from the Washington Post.

📍 IN THE STATES

HRC CONDEMNS SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR MCMASTER FOR SIGNING DISCRIMINATORY HEALTHCARE BILL INTO LAW: “This is a dangerous step backwards in the fight for equal access to healthcare, prioritizing personal beliefs over necessary medical care. It dangerously legitimizes non-medical opinions of health care institutions, medical providers, and even insurance companies at the cost of critical patient care, compromising the health and safety of all South Carolinians,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow (@sarahwarbelow, she/her). More from HRC and NPR.

HAWAII GOVERNOR SIGNS TRANSGENDER PROTECTIONS INTO LAW: More from the Hill.

📺 GET CULTURED

A STONEWALL VISITOR CENTER WILL CELEBRATE LGBTQ+ HISTORY: More from the New York Times.

👑 BEBE ZAHARA BENET TALKS NEW DOC & WHY SHE ISN’T ON ALL STARS 7: More from Out.


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