#AM_Equality: May 21, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: How to be a better trans ally; HRC celebrates Pride Collection from Teva

🌈 TEVA CELEBRATES PRIDE WITH AN EXPANSIVE COLLECTION AND DONATION TO THE HRC FOUNDATION: Yesterday, Teva announced a lineup of bold rainbow sandals in tandem with a donation to the HRC Foundation in support of the LGBTQ community for Pride Month. More from Footwear News and Teva.

EXPANDING LGBTQ INCLUSION WITHIN SEX EDUCATION: In a conversation between HRC Youth Ambassador Ash Silcott and Executive Director of the American School Health Association Jeanie Alter, Ash discussed their experience with sex education as a non-binary student to help others better understand challenges LGBTQ students face, and how sex ed can be improved to better educate and help all young people. More from HRC.

WHAT DOES LGBTQ ACTIVISM LOOK LIKE IN THE AGE OF BIDEN?: With the Biden-Harris Administration in the White House, the atmosphere for LGBTQ political activists has shifted dramatically. “For the past four years we had a federal government that refused to acknowledge that LGBTQ people exist,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid, he/him). Now the challenge is to ensure that Biden and Harris’s promises become reality, and “the administration has certainly taken significant steps.” More from Advocate.

HRC’S TORI COOPER SHARES INSIGHTS ON HOW TO BE A BETTER TRANS ALLY: In an interview with Street Roots, HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her) shared ways to be a better and more inclusive ally to trans people. More from Street Roots.

NCAA SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR NOT TAKING A STAND AGAINST STATES WITH ANTI-TRANS LAWS: In a powerful op-ed, Nancy Armour condemns how “the NCAA caved to bigotry.” More from USA Today Opinion.

CELEBRATING APAHM WITH HRC YOUTH AMBASSADORS: This Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, HRC celebrates those living at the intersections of AAPI and LGBTQ experiences. Former HRC Youth Well-Being intern Abby Jeffers recently connected with two multiracial AAPI HRC Youth Ambassadors to speak with them on their thoughts on being AAPI and LGBTQ, as well as the recent surge in anti-Asian discrimination and violence since the beginning of the pandemic. More from HRC.

📺 GET CULTURED

🎬 SARA RAMIREZ JOINS ‘SEX AND THE CITY’ REVIVAL AS ITS FIRST NON-BINARY CHARACTER: “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Madam Secretary” star Sara Ramírez (@SaraRamirez) has been cast for the HBO Max revival of “Sex And The City,” titled “And Just Like That …” as the series regular role of Che Diaz (they/them), a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie is regularly featured. More from The Hollywood Reporter.

‘LOVE, VICTOR’ SEASON 2 TRAILER HINTS AT LGBTQ TEEN ROMANCE, FAMILY DRAMA: Season 2 of Hulu’s LGBTQ-inclusive series “Love Victor” (@LoveVictorHulu) is coming back June 11 and promises to explore what happens after coming out and the life of an LGBTQ teen. More from HuffPost.

HAILEY DAVIDSON CLINCHES FIRST WIN BY TRANS GOLFER; SEEKS LPGA INCLUSION: Earlier this month, Hailey Davidson (@Haileydgolf), a 28-year-old social media staffer for Golf Channel, became the first openly transgender woman to win a professional golf match. More from Go Pride.

🎤 ‘I’M A BLACK LESBIAN WOMAN’: SAM JAY LOOKS TO DISRUPT LATE-NIGHT TV COMEDY: The stand-up and SNL writer Sam Jay (@SamJayComic) is taking on one of the least diverse genres of entertainment with the aim to create a good time and provoke discomfort. She is part of a wave of incoming late-night hosts that aim to disrupt one of the most firmly established white institutions in entertainment with her open-hearted and uncompromising curiosity. More from The Guardian.

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