#AM_Equality: HRC partners with Lyft to provide ride credits to transgender community; #LetKidsPlay
HRC PARTNERS WITH LYFT TO GIVE RIDE CREDITS TO TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: The partnership between HRC’s Transgender Justice Initiative and Lyft aims to provide free transportation to transgender and non-binary individuals in need. Said Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign. “Over the past year, we have not only experienced nationwide lockdowns, requiring people to stay in potentially dangerous environments, but also an onslaught of brutality that has resulted in the tragic deaths of far too many. At the end of the day, this initiative aims to save lives.” More from HRC.
HRC MOURNS RAYANNA PARDO, LATINA TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN LOS ANGELES: According to The Advocate, the TransLatin@ Coalition and Rayanna’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil in her memory on March 20. “Rayanna was such a beautiful young person who just wanted to live her life and be herself,” said Trans Latin@ Coalition President Bamby Salcedo. More from HRC.
MEGAN RAPINOE: TRANS KIDS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PLAY SPORTS LIKE ALL OTHER CHILDREN: “Being able to play sports as a child shaped my life’s path. It taught me so much more than is seen on the field and brought me so much joy. Every child deserves to have that experience. That’s why I believe that all kids, including transgender youth, should be able to participate in sports they love.” More from The Washington Post and HRC.
YOUTH ACTIVISTS LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTI-TRANS BILLS: More from NBC.
THIS CAMPAIGN WANTS TO HELP BUSINESSES MAKE THEIR BATHROOMS SAFER FOR TRANS PEOPLE: UK-based LGBTQ anti-violence Galop published a guide to help businesses friendlier for trans, nonbinary, and queer people. More from them.
📍 IN THE STATES
TENNESSEE GOVERNOR SIGNS ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BILL: “Governor Lee’s rush to sign this discriminatory anti-transgender bill is unfortunately no surprise given how Tennessee's elected leaders have aggressively pushed a ‘Slate of Hate’ against LGBTQ people for the last several years,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More from CNN and NPR.
ICYMI -- HRC PURCHASES AD TARGETING ARKANSAS GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON DURING MARCH MADNESS AFTER HE SIGNS ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BILL: “Governor Hutchinson’s eagerness to sign this discriminatory legislation is an affront not just to the transgender kids it is bound to hurt but to all Arkansans who will be impacted by its consequences,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More from Metro Weekly.
GEORGIA’S RESTRICTIVE NEW VOTING LAW HIT WITH LEGAL CHALLENGE: Just hours after Georgia enacted Republican-crafted law that imposes new voting restrictions, voting rights groups filed a 35-page complaint in federal court on Thursday night. More from The Hill.
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