#AM_Equality: May 10, 2022

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: Gender-affirming care ban goes into effect in Alabama; HBCUs stepping up support for LGBTQ+ community

GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE BAN GOES INTO EFFECT IN ALABAMA: An Alabama law that makes it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical treatment to transgender youth went into effect on Sunday while a federal judge weighs whether to grant a motion from HRC, GLAD, SPLC and NCLR to put a temporary hold on it. The judge indicated that there will be a decision by the end of the week. More from Reuters, The Hill and HuffPost.

HBCUS STEPPING UP SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: “With the increase of these terrible anti-trans bills, we’ve increased our messaging around support for transgender students,” said HRC HBCU Program Director Leslie Hall (@MrLeslieHall, he/him). “Ten years ago, you rarely heard about LGBTQ+ one-on-one training happening on campus. Now, we get calls all the time to provide training to student affairs positions and universities as a whole.” More from Diverse Education.

MINORITY, LGBTQ+ START-UPS NEED ACCESS TO INSIGHTFUL ADVISERS: More from Bloomberg Law.

📍 IN THE STATES

AFTER FLORIDA PASSES BILL, LGBTQ+ PARENTS ASK: WHICH PARENTS’ RIGHTS?: More from The Washington Post.

📺 GET CULTURED

🎭 A STRANGE LOOP’S L MORGAN LEE BECOMES THE FIRST OPENLY TRANS TONY-NOMINATED PERFORMER: Yesterday, A Strange Loop’s L Morgan Lee (@lmorgan_lee) made history, becoming the first openly trans Tony Award-nominated performer for her work in the musical, the most nominated production of the season. Lee is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Thought 1. More from Playbill and The New York Times.

  • ‘A STRANGE LOOP’ GARNERS 11 TONY NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL: From the Broadway stage to the HRC Greater New York Dinner, playwright Michael R. Jackson (@TheLivingMJ) is making waves with 11 Tony nominations. More from NPR.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS RUSSIA “WRONGFULLY DETAINED” LESBIAN BASKETBALLER BRITTNEY GRINER: More from LGBTQ Nation.

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