#AM_Equality: May 14, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC President to celebrate IDAHOBIT this Monday; Capital Pride shares an exciting lineup of events

HRC PRESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN IDAHOBIT EVENTS TO PROMOTE INTERSECTIONALITY, RESILIENCE AND ALLYSHIP: On Monday, HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid, he/him) will participate in the Dignity Network Canada and the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention event to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). More from Washington Blade.

🌈 CAPITAL PRIDE UNVEILS A HOST OF JUNE EVENTS: With Monday’s announcement about lifting limits by Friday, June 11, from the D.C. Mayor’s Office, the Capital Pride Alliance announced an exciting lineup of Pride events with a weekend for the Capital Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. More from Metro Weekly.

IKEA TO FLY PROGRESS PRIDE FLAG FROM STORE FOR IDAHOBiT: In an effort to promote LGBTQ equality, IKEA stores around the world will fly the Pride Progress flag. This is part of its “Progress is Made” campaign for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (17 May). More from PinkNews.

HRC MOURNS DANIKA “DANNY” HENSON, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN BALTIMORE: HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Danika “Danny” Henson, a 31-year-old Black transgender woman who was shot and killed in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 4. “According to reports, at least three transgender or gender non-conforming people of color were killed on May 4 alone. When will this violence stop?,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “Transgender people should never be taken from their families, friends and communities because of fatal violence. Everyone must come together and speak out in support of trans lives, especially Black trans lives, to stop the stigma and end this violence.” More from HRC.

📺 GET CULTURED

THIS LGBTQ CHEF WON THE HEART AND STOMACHS OF NEW ORLEANS FOOD AFICIONADOS: With the rising success of her restaurant Willa Jean, New Orleans-based chef Kelly Fields (@kellyfields) is winning over food critics and foodies alike. More from Out.

🎥 FX’S ‘PRIDE’ DOCUSERIES CHRONICLES 6 DECADES OF LGBTQ ACTIVISM: The LGBTQ docuseries features new interviews and archival footage highlighting the struggles and achievements of LGBTQ activists from the 1950s to the 2000s. More from NBC.

FIRST LOOK AT ZACHARY QUINTO AND BILLY PORTER’S NEW CHARACTERS IN THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER: More from Entertainment Weekly.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

🗺️ POST-PANDEMIC INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ TRAVEL SURGE EXPECTED: A survey of 6,400 LGBTQ people the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association conducted between March 26-April 9 found 73 percent of respondents said they plan to go on vacation before the end of the year. Nearly a quarter of survey respondents said they made travel reservations within the past week. More from Washington Blade.

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