#AM_Equality: March 18, 2021

by HRC Staff

Tonight join us for an HRC town hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci; ICYMI -- Senate Judiciary Held Hearing on the Equality Act

JOIN US TONIGHT FOR AN HRC TOWN HALL WITH DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: Join HRC President Alphonso David, Dr. Anthony Fauci and others for an LGBTQ community event focused on keeping our community safe, the vaccines and getting to the other side of the pandemic. More from HRC.

ICYMI -- YESTERDAY, SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HELD HEARING ON THE EQUALITY ACT: “Today, HRC President Alphonso David, United Church of Christ Minister Dr. Edith Guffey and transgender teenager Stella Keating showed America exactly why the Equality Act is desperately needed” said HRC Spokesperson Wyatt Ronan. “For far too long, LGBTQ people have been denied the same civil rights protections enjoyed by their fellow Americans. Americans are united in the idea that LGBTQ people deserve protections, and that the Equality Act is not legislation whose time has come, but rather legislation whose time is well past due.” More from The Advocate.

TRANSGENDER TEEN GIVES IMPASSIONED EQUALITY ACT TESTIMONY: Stella Keating bravely testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Equality Act. More from The Washington Post and HRC.

TODAY AT 10 AM -- HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HOLDING HEARING ON ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE: More from the House Judiciary Committee.

SENATE COMMITTEE VOTES 13-9 TO MOVE FORWARD THE NOMINATION OF DR. RACHEL LEVINE: “We are one step closer to seeing the confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine, which will be a historic day for the LGBTQ community and our government” said HRC President Alphonso David. “We urge the U.S. Senate to act swiftly to confirm Dr. Levine so she can put her medical expertise to work fighting COVID-19 and our other public health challenges.” More from HRC.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

JAPAN COURT RULES FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNCONSTITUTIONAL: More from The Japan Times.

BANGLADESH TV STATION HIRES COUNTRY’S FIRST TRANSGENDER NEWS ANCHOR: More from The Hollywood Reporter.

📺 GET CULTURED -- entertainment, arts and sports news!

LEYNA BLOOM BECOMES FIRST TRANSGENDER WOMAN OF COLOR IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE: Model Leyna Bloom (@leynabloom) commemorated this historic moment by sharing in an Instagram post, “in this moment, I am a representation of all the communities I grew from, and all the communities I'm planting seeds in." More from CBS.

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