#AM_Equality: May 19, 2020

by HRC Staff

Two police officers arrested for attacking Black trans woman in 2019; New research on HIV prevention drug

TWO KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING BLACK TRANS WOMAN IN 2019 -- CRIME CAUGHT ON CAMERA: “This horrific video is showing the world the type of violence committed against transgender and non-binary people, Black people and especially those who live at the intersection of those identities throughout our country and the world.  We must never stop fighting to ensure safety and dignity for all,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1). More from The Root.

  • Tragically, the victim of this attack, Brianna “BB” Hill, was later killed in an unrelated event in October 2019. More on her death from HRC.

SOME LGBTQ YOUTH MAY BE QUARANTINING IN UNWELCOMING HOMES: NPR’s Patti Neighmond explores the needs of LGBTQ youth, talks to the Trevor Project about the rise in calls they’ve had to their LGBTQ hotline and offers suggestions for finding supportive communities during COVID-19. More from NPR.

  • According to an HRC Foundation survey of LGBTQ youth, nearly one in two respondents who were out to their parents said their families made them feel bad for being LGBTQ and 67% said that their family makes negative comments about LGBTQ people. More on supporting LGBTQ youth during COVID-19 from HRC.

TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC JOINED ACT TO CHANGE’S TWITTER CHAT ON AAPI DAY AGAINST BULLYING: Learn more about the day from Act to Change. Read the conversation using the #DayAgainstBullying hashtag.

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV PREVENTION DRUG THAT CAN BE INJECTED ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS: More from Pink News.

IN THE STATES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, COMMUNITIES FINDING NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE PRIDE: In Buffalo Grove, Illinois, HRC Youth Ambassador Molly Pinta is shifting the parade she helped found to a car parade, to ensure the safety of participants. More from Daily Herald.

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NEW STREAMING SERVICE, FEMME POWER TV, FOCUSES ON LGBTQ CONTENT: More from AdWeek.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

NEW REPORT DETAILS 117 KILLINGS OF LGBTQ PEOPLE IN MEXICO IN 2019 -- HALF BELIEVED TO BE TRANS WOMEN: More from Pink News.

AFTER NEARLY 50 DAYS IN PRISON, UGANDA DROPS CHARGES AGAINST 19 PEOPLE BELIEVED TO BE LGBTQ: More from Gay Star News.

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