#AM_Equality: March 1, 2021

by HRC Staff

Rep. Barbara Lee introduces resolution uplifting Black LGBTQ leaders; HRC Youth Ambassador Ve’ondre Mitchell advocates for equality

LIVING INTO EQUITY THIS BISEXUAL+ HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Every March, we come together as a community for Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and bring attention to the disparities facing the bi+ community when it comes to health and health care spaces. This year’s theme of “Equity” further highlights the importance of looking at our work with careful attention to the intersectional disparities that impact the most vulnerable among us. More from HRC.

HRC CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: This month, next month and every month, we honor the incredible sacrifices women -- especially women of color -- have made to further equality. More from HRC.

CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE INTRODUCES RESOLUTION TO UPLIFT BLACK LGBTQ LEADERS, ACKNOWLEDGES HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID: This resolution seeks to uplift the contributions of Black LGBTQ+ individuals, both past and present, as fearless trailblazers in American culture and society. Black LGBTQ+ Americans have made significant strides in the fields of politics, entertainment, athletics, and more. This resolution recognizes and celebrates these contributions. For the full text of the resolution, click here. More from HRC.

LGBTQ LATINX PEOPLE EXPERIENCE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT FROM COVID-19: More from LA Times.

HRC URGES CONGRESS TO PASS THE DO NO HARM ACT: “Religious freedom is a fundamental American value, and protecting people of faith from discrimination is entirely compatible with protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The Do No Harm Act will preserve the core protections of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) while clarifying it cannot be used to violate essential non-discrimination protections, including for the LGBTQ community. Congress must advance the Do No Harm Act to prevent anti-equality activists from manipulating RFRA to try and justify discrimination against LGBTQ people and religious minorities.” More from HRC.

HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR VE’ONDRE MITCHELL USES SOCIAL MEDIA TO ADVOCATE FOR GREATER EQUALITY: “I have a large community online now, and not all of them are trans, but like that’s the whole point. There’s allies who are speaking up for us, especially being Black and trans. There’s not a lot of representation, so seeing that is noticed is amazing. And seeing that my message is being received is also amazing,” said Mitchell. More from KIRO 7 News.

HRC CONGRATULATES LGBTQ AND ALLIED GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS: More from HRC.

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