#AM_Equality: HRC celebrates AANHPI Month with art from Lehuauakea; HRC condemns Louisiana lawmakers for revival of “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill
HRC CELEBRATES AANHPI HERITAGE MONTH WITH “NO MĀKOU KE ĀNUENUE” “THE RAINBOW FOR US ALL” BY ARTIST LEHUAUAKEA: More from HRC.
“There’s not just one way to be Hawaiian. There’s not just one way to be queer.”— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 12, 2022
A Native Hawaiian artist/kapa maker, Lehuauakea is helping us honor and recognize the many identities and expressions within AANHPI communities as we celebrate #AANHPIHeritageMonth. #māhū pic.twitter.com/FqQzWsMQsf
HRC CONDEMNS LOUISIANA LAWMAKERS FOR UNPRECEDENTED REVIVAL OF “DON’T SAY GAY OR TRANS” BILL: “House lawmakers in Louisiana are not only endangering the health and inclusion of LGBTQ+ students and students with LGBTQ+ families, they’re endangering the respect for legislative processes,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow (@sarahwarbelow, she/her). “As Representative Sam Jenkins noted, lawmakers are sending the message that they can and will ignore committee decisions for any and all future bills.” More from NBC News, Shreveport Times and HRC.
WHAT THE SCIENCE ON GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE FOR TRANSGENDER KIDS REALLY SHOWS: “The current research suggests that, rather than predicting or preventing who a child might become, it’s better to value them for who they are now -- even at a young age,” said Jason Rafferty, co-author of AAP’s policy statement on gender-affirming care and a pediatrician and psychiatrist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island. More from Scientific American.
✨ FRIDAY FEATURE: Oliver Haug (@cohaug, they/them) is a social media editor and podcast producer with Ms. magazine. They are also a freelance journalist and culture writer, focusing on LGBTQ+ issues and sexual politics. Their work has appeared in Bitch magazine, them.us, the New York Times’ “The Edit” newsletter, and elsewhere.
THIS MOM STARTED HER OWN CHURCH TO SUPPORT HER TRANS SON: More from VICE.
📍 IN THE STATES
TREATMENTS FOR TRANS YOUTH AT DALLAS HOSPITAL CAN RESTART UNDER TEMPORARY COURT ORDER: More from Dallas Morning News.
REPORT SAYS GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE BANS IN ALABAMA, TEXAS BASED ON ‘FLAWED SCIENCE’: More from The Hill.
TRANS TEENS IN TEXAS WORRY ABOUT LOSING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE: ‘I’M JUST AS HUMAN AS EVERYONE ELSE’: More from People.
📺 GET CULTURED
🎭🍁 NATIONAL QUEER AND TRANS PLAYWRITING UNIT AIMS TO BROADEN PERSPECTIVES ON CANADIAN STAGES: More from CBC.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP VICE CHAIR MEETS WITH SENEGAL PRESIDENT: More from the Washington Blade.
MALTA RETAINS TOP SPOT FOR ‘RAINBOW EUROPE’ RIGHTS, SAY ACTIVISTS: More from Reuters.