#AM_Equality: March 24, 2020

by HRC Staff

NewNowNext on the hardships LGBTQ workers are facing from COVID-19; Yesterday marked 10 years since the ACA was signed into law

SAM MANZELLA (@_sammanzella) AND KATE SOSIN (@shoeleatherkate) WRITE FOR NEWNOWNEXT ON THE HARDSHIPS LGBTQ WORKERS ARE FACING FROM COVID-19: Using data from HRC’s report on COVID-19, they write, “A disproportionate number of LGBTQ Americans [are] facing dire consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Of the multiple sources NewNowNext spoke to, most are fear-stricken, sharing that their access to liveable income, health care or basic necessities like food or safe housing are in jeopardy.” Read the full piece here.

  • Last week, HRC released a research brief on the unique vulnerabilities of the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more from HRC and The Hill.

ICYMI -- ON SATURDAY EVENING, HRC HOSTED A VIRTUAL INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE: The service, titled “Remaining Home in Faith: An Interfaith Prayer Service,” as a part of its “Coming Home to Faith: A Search for Common Ground” tour. Faith can be a source of comfort for many during difficult times, and as people are no longer able to visit their places of worship in person, this virtual service was a time for LGBTQ people of faith and allies to come together and find community in a welcoming setting. More from HRC.

HRC IS PROUD TO JOIN OUR PARTNERS IN SIGNING ONTO A LETTER TO DENOUNCE THE RISE OF CRUEL, DISCRIMINATORY ANTI-ASIAN RACISM AND VIOLENCE TAKING PLACE IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19: More from HRC.

TUESDAY TWEET -- YESTERDAY MARKED 10 YEARS SINCE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW: More from HRC.

HIV ADVOCATES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE APPLYING THE KNOWLEDGE THEY GAINED FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF THE HIV EPIDEMIC TO TODAY’S COVID-19 GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS: More from NBC.

SUPREME COURT ISSUES RULING IN COMCAST CORP. v. NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN-OWNED MEDIA: More here.

IN THE STATES

JANE CLEMENTI WRITES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF OPPOSING ANTI-TRANSGENDER BILLS IN STATE LEGISLATURES: “Not only is it wrong for elected officials to try to dictate and control the very personal journey that trans youth face, but it is also incredibly harmful for them to hear their unique identities discussed and codified as if something is wrong with them,” writes Clementi (@ClementiJane), the co-founder and chief executive of the Tyler Clementi Foundation (@TylerClementi). Read the full letter to the editor at The New York Times.

GET CULTURED - Entertainment, arts and sports news!

100-YEAR-OLD POLISH ACTOR WITOLD SADOWY COMES OUT AS GAY: “For me, the most important thing is the survival of the truth,” Sadowy said. More from The Advocate.

LGBTQ AND ALLIED ACTORS AND PERFORMERS CAME TOGETHER FOR A BENEFIT ON THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW: More from Towleroad.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HRC EXPLAINS FIVE WAYS COVID-19 IS IMPACTING GLOBAL LGBTQ ADVOCACY: More from HRC.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

AP Stylebook shares a new topical guide to assist with and help guide coverage of COVID-19; The Advocate interviews Drag Race’s Rock M. Sakura (@RockMSakura) on social distancing, the experience of being on Drag Race and ways to support drag performers (warning -- spoilers at link!)

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