HRC celebrates half a century of Pride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall; HRC Foundation and national partners launch Project THRIVE.
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STONEWALL, HRC CELEBRATES HALF A CENTURY OF PRIDE: “Early activists at Stonewall, led by brave transgender women of color such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, boldly kickstarted a modern movement,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “While our community still faces challenges, these activists taught us resiliency -- a resiliency that helps us fight harder and smarter today to win today’s battles for equality. Our community stands on the shoulders of giants, and we must honor them with action by continuing to work towards a world where every person can thrive no matter who they are or whom they love.” Read more from HRC.
8/8 As the LGBTQ community celebrates the progress we've made since #Stonewall, it is more important than ever that we recognize the distance we still have to go to achieve full equality, and the power we can harness to achieve that goal, together. #Pride https://t.co/zGEWLTjj6k— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 1, 2019
HORRIBLE -- JOHANA MEDINA, A TRANSGENDER WOMAN FROM EL SALVADOR, HAS DIED IN ICE CUSTODY, REPORTS DIVERSIDAD SIN FRONTERAS: This tragedy comes one year after another transgender woman, Roxana Hernández, died in ICE custody. Read more at the Transgender Law Center.
ICYMI -- VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AT HRC’S COLUMBUS, OHIO, DINNER: “For all the hard-won progress you have made, for as much as we can celebrate....this fight as you know is not nearly over...this is the civil rights issue of our time," said Biden. Read more at Associated Press, CNN, Axios and Cleveland.com.
Vice President @JoeBiden delivered powerful remarks on moving equality forward and protecting LGBTQ youth against the attacks of the Trump-Pence administration during the @HRC Columbus Dinner. pic.twitter.com/HOB8wtz70u— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 2, 2019
AS WE CELEBRATE PROGRESS THIS PRIDE MONTH, LET’S CHECK OUT THE STATE OF PLAY FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY:
HRC’s CHARLOTTE CLYMER (@cmclymer) LAYS OUT THE SUSTAINED TRUMP-PENCE ASSAULT ON THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY:
Tomorrow is the start of Pride Month. This tweet by @realdonaldtrump is cynical propaganda. Since day one, this White House has viciously attacked the rights and livelihoods of LGBTQ people, and I am now going to lay out all the ways they've done that. (thread) pic.twitter.com/H9DpoaaLbK— Charlotte Clymer��️�� (@cmclymer) May 31, 2019
And, in the states:
HRC IS WORKING TO DEFEND AND UPLIFT THE RIGHTS AND SAFETY OF LGBTQ YOUTH: On Friday, the HRC Foundation and more than 16 of the nation’s largest national organizations committed to the well-being of young people launched Project THRIVE, a groundbreaking multi-year campaign that will focus efforts coast-to-coast on improving the lives of LGBTQ youth at home, in school and in their communities. More from HRC.
At IKEA, we believe #equality is a fundamental human right and that all homes are created equal. To celebrate #Pride, we’re offering a limited edition of our KVANTING bag, with all proceeds going to @HRC programs that support LGBT+ youth and families. https://t.co/scvPdMgv0O pic.twitter.com/Tn3HndklEl— IKEA USA News (@IKEAUSANews) May 21, 2019
CELEBRATING WORLD PRIDE 2019 -- MORE THAN JUST A PARADE: More from the Georgia Voice.
FEDERAL WORKERS PLAN PRIDE CELEBRATIONS, DESPITE TRUMP-PENCE ANTI-LGBTQ ATTACKS: More from the Washington Blade.
TWELVE-YEAR-OLD TO BE GRAND MARSHAL OF PRIDE PARADE SHE HELPED BRING TO HER ILLINOIS TOWN: More from Chicago Tribune.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
ALTHOUGH LGBTQ EQUALITY VARIES FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, THE OVERALL MOVEMENT IS TOWARD FULL EQUALITY: More from Refinery29.
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Salon features Lucian Truscott (@LucianKTruscott) sharing his story of covering the Stonewall Riots; Dallas News highlights Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sharing post honoring Pride Month
Continuing with our tradition to rotate the accounts we follow based on causes and social issues that matter to us: For the month of June we “proudly” shine a light on PRIDE. This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community - those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future. We stand with you and support you �� Because it’s very simple: love is love. Images above from the accounts we are now following and artist Ruben Guadalupe Marquez