#AM_Equality: May 11, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Biden administration enforces health care nondiscrimination protections; Moms affirm LGBTQ kids on Mother’s Day

🩺 HRC PRESIDENT APPLAUDS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S ENFORCEMENT OF HEALTH CARE NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS: “LGBTQ people undeniably deserve access to the health care they need, and the Biden administration’s decision to enforce these non-discrimination protections will ensure no hospitals, clinics, or other federally-funded health care program can deny someone care simply because of who they are,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “The Trump administration’s reprehensible efforts to blatantly discriminate against LGBTQ people – particularly transgender and non-binary people – were harmful and ignorant, which is why the Human Rights Campaign successfully sued and obtained a preliminary injunction that blocked the rule’s elimination of protections for sexual orientation and gender identity from taking effect last year. We applaud the Biden administration’s decision to enforce these non-discrimination protections in health care, particularly at a time LGBTQ people are under attack from a record-breaking number of discriminatory bills being signed into law and moving through state legislatures across the country.” More from Washington Post, People and HRC.

MOMS OFFER AFFIRMATION TO LGBTQ KIDS FOR MOTHER'S DAY: Over the weekend, HRC released notes from supportive moms answering the prompt “This Mother’s Day, I want you to know…” to provide uplifting messages to their own kids and other LGBTQ youth at a time when these young people are under attack in state legislatures across the nation. More from Advocate.

CONSISTENT RESPONSE FROM PARENTS IS KEY TO LGBTQ MENTAL HEALTH, SMALL STUDY FINDS: More from NBC News.

📍 IN THE STATES

OKLAHOMA GOV. KEVIN STITT SIGNS DISCRIMINATORY DIVERSITY TRAINING BAN INTO LAW: “Gov. Stitt and the Oklahoma state legislature are simply seeking to sow division and fear with HB 1775. There is no purpose for this legislation besides perpetuating discrimination against women, people of color and LGBTQ people living in Oklahoma,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “ More from HRC.

MONTANA GOV. GOVERNOR GREG GIANFORTE SIGNS ANTI-TRANSGENDER SPORTS BAN INTO LAW: “Gov. Gianforte and the Montana state legislature are actively distorting the truth by advancing and signing these discriminatory bills. The credibility of these legislators can be boiled down to the fact that they cannot name a single example of transgender kids trying to gain an unfair competitive advantage. Transgender girls are girls; transgender boys are boys,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Transgender youth in Montana deserve better than coordinated, targeted discrimination.” More from Advocate and HRC.

📺 GET CULTURED

“POSE’S” STEVEN CANALS TEASES POSSIBLE PREQUEL REBOOT IDEA: In an article that contains mild spoilers from “Pose” season 3 episode 3, the show’s co-creator teases a potential prequel reboot. More from Out.

LGBTQ PRO SOCCER PLAYERS WIN BIG IN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Three major professional soccer tournaments over the weekend brought an exciting end to the season for several LGBTQ athletes in the U.S., U.K. and Spain, including teammates and power couple Pernille Harder (@PernilleMHarder) and Magdalena Eriksson (@MagdaEricsson) in the Champions League finals. More from Outsports.

SAMIRA WILEY AND LAUREN MORELLI WELCOME BABY GIRL GEORGE INTO THE WORLD: On Mother’s Day, beloved LGBTQ couple from “Orange is the New Black” announced that they have a daughter that was born in April named George. More from Autostraddle.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

HOW TO HELP QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE THROUGH INDIA’S COVID-19 CRISIS: More from them.

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