#AM_Equality: HRC praises Republican Indiana Gov. Holcomb for vetoing anti-trans legislation; Evanston activist Elise Malary remembered at vigil
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN PRAISES REPUBLICAN INDIANA GOV. HOLCOMB FOR VETOING ANTI-TRANS SPORTS LEGISLATION: Yesterday, HRC praised Republican Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb for vetoing House Bill 1041, legislation that would have denied transgender students in Indiana the opportunity to play school sports with their peers. “Governor Holcomb did the right thing tonight in vetoing a bill that would only cause problems, not solve them, by targeting Indiana’s transgender children and making them the targets of exclusion and discrimination in their own schools,” said HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel Cathryn Oakley (@CthrynOkly, she/her). More from the New York Times, The Washington Post, and HRC.
EMPLOYEES AT DISNEY, ESPN, PIXAR SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, PLAN STAFF WALKOUT: Today, LGBTQ+ employees and their allies at the Walt Disney Company are organizing a staff walkout to call for more meaningful action to stop Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill. “We stand in solidarity with the brave LGBTQ+ employees at Disney and their allies who are calling for more from their leadership,” said HRC Interim President Joni Madison (@HRC_President, she/her). “We are grateful to the brave employees who understand the power of their voices to make real change, and whose actions have already generated progress. We are cheering you on.” More from HRC.
HOW AN ALABAMA TRANS RIGHTS ACTIVIST FACES THE AVALANCHE OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER BILLS: Quentin Dorian Bell continues his fight for LGBTQ+ rights despite the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being introduced across the country. As an Alabama native, a trans man and a leader of a queer health care non-profit, Bell shares his story as he testifies against two anti-LGBTQ+ bills in Montgomery. More from The Washington Post.
‘SHE CHOSE COMPASSION’: EVANSTON ACTIVIST ELISE MALARY REMEMBERED AT VIGIL: Family, friends and members of the community gathered together last Sunday to hold a vigil in honor of transgender activist, Elise Malary. Malary spent her life advocating for the rights of Black transgender women and is fondly remembered as a compassionate and influential advocate in the fight for equality. More from NBC Chicago.
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ICYMI- ADVOCATES, WISCONSIN STATE & LOCAL OFFICIALS SHARE HOW EQUALITY ACT WILL PROTECT RIGHTS OF WOMEN, LGBTQ+ PEOPLE: “No one should have to worry about being evicted from their home, kicked out of businesses that are open to the public, or denied health care simply for being themselves. That is why I am proud to stand with activists and advocates from across our state and nation to push for the federal Equality Act – we all deserve equal treatment and protection under the law” said Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson. More from HRC.
ATTACKS ON GENDER AFFIRMING CARE, ACCURATE IDS IN ALABAMA PLACE TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE ‘IN A DOUBLE BIND’: Alabama’s efforts to prevent youth from accessing gender-affirming medical care in tandem with efforts to prevent people from changing their gender marker on their IDs would force many transgender Alabamans to wait until the age of 19 to get their drivers licenses. More from The Daily Beast.
THE AWFUL COST OF THE GOP’S WAR ON TRANS TEENS: More from Rolling Stone.
STATE-LEVEL REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO INTRODUCE ANTI-TRANS AND ANTI-ABORTION LAWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY: More from Vox.
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