#AM_Equality: May 23, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: How LGBTQ+ advocates are fighting for equality; what we can learn from the long, dark history of the anti-LGBTQ+ movement

A GENERATION OF LGBTQ+ ADVOCATES HOPES THE CLOCK ISN’T TICKING BACKWARD: Advocates who have witnessed the advancements in LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance in the past four decades share their concerns over the recent increase of legislative attacks on the LGBTQ+ community. Many worry that this generation’s young people will face even more challenges as anti-LGBTQ+ lawmakers continue to target LGBTQ+ youth and threaten the freedoms these activists fought to protect. More from the Washington Post.

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE LONG, DARK HISTORY OF THE ANTI-LGBTQ+ MOVEMENT: Alejandra Caraballo, an expert on the history on LGBTQ+ legislation, discusses the dark history of the anti-LGBTQ+ movement and how it connects to the multitude of legislative attacks on trans youth taking place across the country. Caraballo also offers advice to parents of trans kids- recommending parents create long term plans to protect their trans children. More from Fatherly.

COMMENTARY: NO LONGER MY MOTHER’S DAUGHTER: More from the New York Times.

📍 IN THE STATES

THIS FLORIDA TEACHER MARRIED A WOMAN. NOW SHE’S NOT A TEACHER ANYMORE: Nicolette Solomon, who resigned from her position as a fourth-grade teacher in Miami-Dade County, Florida after the upsetting passage of the “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill, explains her experiences and motivations behind leaving her job. Solomon recounts the fears she had surrounding the “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” law and the backlash it will have on LGBTQ+ educators. More from the Washington Post.

LEGISLATURE POISED TO ENACT TRANSGENDER ATHLETE BAN IN INDIANA: More from Indiana Business Journal.

DOCTOR AT HEART OF FIGHT OVER TRANS YOUTH CARE SAYS SHE IS RACING AGAINST TIME: More from Dallas Morning News.

📺 GET CULTURED

HAYLEY KIYOKO IS THE FIRST LESBIAN BACHELORETTE IN ‘FOR THE GIRLS’ MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING BECCA TILLEY: More from People.

‘HEARTSTOPPER’ RENEWED FOR TWO MORE SEASONS AT NETFLIX: More from Variety.

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR NEW TRANS CARTOON SERIES DEAD END: PARANORMAL PARK: More from Out.

THESE LUMINOUS PORTRAITS OF QUEERNESS ARE ALSO ABOUT LIFE’S UNIVERSALITY: More from the Washington Post.


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