#AM_Equality: May 12, 2022

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC endorses Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for reelection

MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS MULTIPLY FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS WHO ARE ASIAN AMERICAN: A new report from The Trevor Project found that 54% of AAPI LGBTQ+ youth reported discrimination based on their race/ethnicity, 63% AAPI transgender and non-binary youth reported discrimination based on their gender identity, and 10% of AAPI LGBTQ+ youth reported discrimination based on their immigration status. “The mental health findings that we see, both for racial/ethnic minorities and for LGBTQ youth isn’t because of these identities in and of themselves, but because of their marginalized experience in society,” said report co-author Myeshia Price, a senior research scientist at the Trevor Project. More from Education Week.

THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS ABOUT HOUSING FOR LGBTQ+ AMERICANS: LGBTQ+ individuals have long faced difficulties finding and maintaining stable housing. The addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the Fair Housing Act in 2021 helped protect LGBTQ+ people. While federal protections for LGBTQ+ people won’t end housing shortages, they are a step forward. More from Vox.

ACCUSATIONS OF ‘GROOMING’ ARE THE LATEST POLITICAL ATTACK -- WITH HOMOPHOBIC ORIGINS: More from NPR.

📍 IN THE STATES

HRC ENDORSES COLORADO SECRETARY OF STATE JENA GRISWOLD FOR REELECTION: “The LGBTQ+ community in Colorado, which relies on the democratic process to ensure our full participation in all aspects of society, needs allies like Secretary Griswold who will guard those rights on our behalf,” said HRC Interim President Joni Madison (@HRC_President, she/her). More from HRC.

OPINION: ALABAMA DOC ‘VERY TEMPTED TO BREAK (TRANSGENDER MEDICAL BAN) LAW’: More from Alabama.com.

FLORIDA STUDENTS WIN YEARBOOK FLAP OVER “DON’T SAY GAY” BILL: More from The Washington Post.

📺 GET CULTURED

HOW THE NETFLIX SHOW ‘HEARTSTOPPER’ HELPED ME COME OUT TO MY PARENTS: More from The Today Show.

UPSET BY BOOK BANS, TEEN STARTS FORBIDDEN BOOK CLUB IN SMALL PA. TOWN: More from The Washington Post.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

TOKYO TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX UNIONS BUT NOT AS LEGAL MARRIAGE: More from The Washington Post.

AS SECOND GENTLEMAN DOUG EMHOFF VISITS SOUTH KOREA, GENDER AND LGBTQ+ ISSUES COME TO THE FORE: More from The Washington Post.


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