by HRC staff •
#AM_Equality: NYC Pride announces grand marshals for 2022 LGBTQ+ march; Danica Roem announces state Senate bid
🌈 NYC PRIDE ANNOUNCES GRAND MARSHALS FOR 2022 LGBTQ+ MARCH: The New York City Pride March will take place on Sunday, June 26, in Manhattan and feature five grand marshals. These include social media star Ts Madison; transgender advocate and former NCAA swimmer Schuyler Bailar; ACLU attorney Chase Strangio; “Saturday Night Live” cast member Punkie Johnson; and Okra Project Executive Director Dominique Morgan. More from NBC News.
LGBTQ+ PEOPLE ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY INCARCERATED. HERE’S WHY: Hugh Ryan’s book ‘The Women’s House of Detention” explores LGBTQ+ history in the pre-Stonewall era. Specifically, Ryan examines how the pre-Stonewall justice system impacted the LGBTQ+ community in ways that are still relevant today. More from The Washington Post.
🏫 A HAVEN FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS IN THE HEART OF ALABAMA: The Magic City Acceptance Academy is a public charter school in Alabama for LGBTQ+ youth. Amid anti-LGBTQ+ attacks in Alabama and beyond, this school has become a haven for its LGBTQ+ students. More from The New York Times.
📍 IN THE STATES
THE NEXT BOOK BAN: STATES AIM TO LIMIT TITLES STUDENTS CAN SEARCH FOR: Across the country, Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would target online library databases and library management tools. This is a calculated attempt to limit access to resources that include information about race, racism, history, sex and gender identity. More from The Washington Post.
PROVIDING GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH IN ALABAMA IS NOW A FELONY: More from The 19th.
🗳 VIRGINIA DEL. DANICA ROEM ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE BID: More from The Washington Post.
📺 GET CULTURED
🏀 AS WNBA TIPS OFF, 20% OF PLAYERS CURRENTLY ON ROSTERS ARE OPENLY LGBTQ+: More from Outsports.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
HONDURAS GOVERNMENT ADMITS RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRANS WOMAN’S MURDER: More from Los Angeles Blade.
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