#AM_Equality: March 30, 2020

by HRC Staff

Major employers join chorus speaking out against anti-trans state bills; Joining partners to end Bi+ Health Month.

FOUR MAJOR EMPLOYERS JOIN 40 OTHERS IN OPPOSING STATE-BASED ANTI-TRANSGENDER LEGISLATION: On the eve of Idaho potentially becoming the first state in the nation this year to pass a law specifically targeting transgender people, Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon today joined more than 40 major employers in a previously released open letter, calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular. These business leaders stress the importance of fairness and opportunity for their customers, their employees and their employees’ families. Read more from HRC

ALEXANDRA BOLLES (@anorianb) AND LAURA DELLOSTRITTO FROM THE BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER (@BRC_Central) TAKE OVER HRC’S TWITTER TO HONOR BI HEALTH MONTH: Read more here

MONDAY MUST-READ -- HOW THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT IMPACTS LGBTQ PEOPLE: HRC supports many of the provisions in this bill, especially those that will help LGBTQ people, though we recognize the bill is not perfect. We will continue to work with Congress to ensure that further steps are taken to address our country’s needs in this difficult time. Learn more from HRC

SAGE CEO MICHAEL ADAMS (@Adams_SAGEUSA) WRITES FOR THE ADVOCATE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING CARE OF LGBTQ ELDERS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS: Read the full op-ed here

GET CULTURED - Entertainment, arts and sports news!

SERIES FINALE OF “WILL & GRACE” TO AIR ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23: More from NewNowNext

U.K.’S FIRST-EVER LGBTQ-FOCUSED CHANNEL, OUTTV, WILL DEBUT THIS WEDNESDAY: More from PinkNews

RAPPER DA BRAT COMES OUT IN INSTAGRAM POST: More from Billboard

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS: “What we are seeing at this time, particularly in places where it is hard to be out as LGBTQ or as living with HIV, these folks are particularly vulnerable in this moment when governments are calling for their citizens to quarantine,” said HRC Global Director Jay Gilliam. “If you are in quarantine with family and your family is not a place where it is safe to be out, you are more vulnerable.” Read more from The Bay Area Reporter

Topics:
A.M. Equality