#AM_Equality: June 4, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC’s Alphonso David responds to additional charges in George Floyd Case; HRC joins Mobifest for festival for LGBTQ communities of color

HRC RESPONDS TO ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN GEORGE FLOYD CASE: “For nearly nine minutes, Derek Chauvin had his knee pressed into George Floyd’s neck, while two other officers kneeled on Floyd’s body and a fourth stood by and watched,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “These new charges filed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison are a step toward justice -- both for George Floyd and his family. In order to combat racism and police brutality, it is imperative that our justice system hold these officers accountable for their repulsive actions and inactions, but we will not rest until we see convictions and actions to prevent future injustice. We will not rest until police stop taking Black lives away from our communities. We will not rest until we dismantle white supremacy’s chokehold on us all. Every one of us must show up for the Floyd family and all who are fighting for a future free from oppression.” More from HRC

TONIGHT -- HRC JOINS MOBIFEST FOR THEIR FREE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITIES OF COLOR: More from HRC

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- YESTERDAY, HRC PARTICIPATED IN A TWITTER CHAT ON MENTAL HEALTH IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: More here and from HRC

HRC PRESS SECRETARY ELLIOTT KOZUCH (@ElliottKozuch) SPEAKS WITH THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB ON HOW REPORTERS CAN COVER PRIDE DURING COVID-19: Read the full interview here

HRC ENDORSES…

SEVERAL CANDIDATES SEEKING TO EXPAND THE PRO-EQUALITY MAJORITY IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: “HRC is proud to endorse these pro-equality champions for the U.S. House of Representatives,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “In order to achieve real and lasting change, we must not only reelect a pro-equality majority, but expand and build upon that majority and ensure that the People’s House reflects the diversity of our nation's people. These candidates represent that opportunity and we look forward to working with them to advance equality for LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities.” Read more from HRC

  • Endorsed candidates include: Joyce Elliott (AR-2); Hiral Tipirneni (AZ-6); Kai Kahele (HI-2); Rita Hart (IA-2); Marie Newman (IL-3); Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13); Christina Hale (IN-5); Dan Feehan (MN-1); Jill Schupp (MO-2); Deborah Ross (NC-2); Kathy Manning (NC-6); Jackie Gordon (NY-2); Eugene DePasquale (PA-10); Wendy Davis (TX-21); Sri Preston Kulkarni (TX-22); and Carolyn Long (WA-3).

KRISTEN BROWDE FOR NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY: “I have worked closely with Kristen Browde to make progressive change in New York for many years and have come to know what Westchester is learning: Kristen is a powerhouse who will fight for what she knows is right,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “From working to pass GENDA, to her work as the board president of the LGBT Bar Association, Kristen has made positive change for our community at critical moments.” Read more from HRC

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BD WONG (@wongbd) AND AMAZIN LETHI (@amazinlethi) SPEAK WITH THE ADVOCATE ON BEING LGBTQ AND ASIAN AND SPEAKING OUT DURING COVID-19, PRIDE MONTH: Read the full interview here

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CNN reports that they will co-host a town hall on racism with “Sesame Street”; USA Today shares LGBTQ-focused shows to watch this Pride month

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