#AM_Equality: November 12th, 2021

by HRC Staff

HRC wins big at Shorty Awards; HRC’s Tori Cooper named one of the Advocate Magazine’s people of the year

HRC’S TORI COOPER NAMED ONE OF THE ADVOCATE MAGAZINE’S PEOPLE OF THE YEAR: “I decided to use my privilege” for activism said Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “I did it simply because it was the right thing to do.” More from HRC.

🏆 HRC WINS BIG AT SHORTY AWARDS: HRC was named Large Non-Profit of the Year at this year’s Shorty Awards, an international award competition honoring brands, agencies and organizations producing great content on the social web. HRC’s video, Meet the Girl Who Lawmakers Want to Ban From Playing Sports won Gold in the Gender and Equality category and Silver in Youth & Family. More from Shorty Awards.

🩺 FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND STUDY SHINES LIGHT ON VACCINE TRUST IN LGBTQ+ COMMUNITIES: 20% of people on Hormone Replacement Therapy have concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, possibly due to LGBTQ+ mistrust of the medical establishment. More from them, LGBTQ Nation and HRC.

MY TRANSGENDER DAUGHTER SHOULD BE FREE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS WITHOUT JUDGMENT OR BIGOTRY: More from USA Today.

✨ FRIDAY FEATURE: Jo Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba, they/them) is a reporter for NBC OUT, NBC News Digital’s LGBTQ vertical. They live in North Carolina, and their work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Bustle, Rewire News Group and more.

📺 GET CULTURED

🎭 THE STATE OF LGBTQ+ THEATRE AROUND THE WORLD: Xtra* chatted with five different LGBTQ+ artistic directors on theatre reopenings, strategic plans and their upcoming seasons. More from Xtra*.

🎧 LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: A NEW LATINX WEB SERIES GETS REAL ABOUT HEALTH: More from HIV Plus Magazine.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

‘EXECUTION WARRANT’ FOR LGBTQ+ ACTIVISTS IN AFGHANISTAN: Queer people in Afghanistan are in deadly danger. HRC Director of Global Partnerships Jean Freedberg (@FreedJean, she/her) talks about the challenges LGBTQ+ people in Afghanistan face and what the U.S. should be doing to help. More from Out in the Bay.

AN LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY CENTER IS OPENING IN CENTRAL LONDON NEXT MONTH: More from The Tab.

MTV SHOW OFFERS BEACON OF HOPE FOR HUNGARY’S HARASSED LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: More from Reuters.

ILGA WORLD CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE IN LONG BEACH IN MAY: More from Los Angeles Blade.

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