#AM_Equality: March 22, 2021

by HRC Staff

HRC celebrates women’s history month; Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff joined HRC 2021 Rainbow Seder

ON SUNDAY, SECOND GENTLEMAN DOUGLAS EMHOFF JOINED HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID AT 2021 RAINBOW SEDER: The Annual Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover Seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies. More from HRC.

REP. MARK TAKANO ON HOW TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ANTI-ASIAN RACISM: Representative Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) is the first openly gay AAPI person in Congress, and he is using his platform to fight back against anti-Asian racism. “By starting a dialogue, holding hearings and for the president to talk about it openly, there’s a chance for more awareness on the issue and the fact that you can connect these crimes to hate” said Representative Mark Takano. More from Advocate.

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT VISIT GEORGIA AFTER ATLANTA SHOOTINGS: President Joe Biden (@POTUS) and Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) traveled to Georgia for their first joint trip since taking office to meet with community leaders and state lawmakers as part of the “Help is Here” tour. More from NBC News.

HRC RECOGNIZES NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY: In a powerful guest blog post by Christopher J. Paisano, National Minority AIDS Council Coordinator for Indian Country, breaks down the role of stigma, and describes a new program by their organization: ESCALATE: Ending Stigma through Collaboration and Lifting All to Empowerment. Paisano writes “ Prejudice is stigma’s twin. In other words, to do better, we must know better.” 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.

IN THE STATES

NEW YORK SENATE PASSES BILL PRIORITIZING LGBTQ SENIORS FOR SERVICES: “This legislation will ensure that New York prioritizes connecting LGBTQ elders to the LGBTQ-affirming services and support they need to age with dignity” said New York State Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman). More from GCN.

ARIZONA STATE REP. ANDRÉS CANO ON DEFENDING LGBTQ RIGHTS: Andrés Cano (@AndresCanoAZ) is Arizona’s youngest LGBTQ state legislator. In an interview, he shared his aim to “be a voice for marginalized and disenfranchised communities.” More from LGBTQ Nation.

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RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK SEASON FINALE RECAP (SPOILER ALERT!): More from Vulture.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

IRELAND’S TRANSFORMATION INTO AN LGBTQ HAVEN: From a conservative stronghold to one of Europe’s most progressive countries, this island has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. More from The Advocate.


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