#AM_Equality: November 14, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Victory! Pro-equality majority maintains control of U.S. Senate; a third straight “Rainbow Wave”

VICTORY! PRO-EQUALITY MAJORITY MAINTAINS CONTROL OF THE U.S. SENATE FOLLOWING MIDTERM ELECTION: Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison (@HRC_President, she/her) released the following statement: “Voters across the nation have sent a message with this election – they want a pro-equality majority, one that respects the rights of all people in this country, to set the course for the United States Senate. Though the control of the House of Representatives remains unclear, America can look forward to a Senate that will respect and advance LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights, voting rights, and so many more freedoms that we all count on.” More from HRC.

HRC CELEBRATES TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK: More from HRC.

HRC CONGRATULATES SEN. MARK KELLY ON REELECTION TO U.S. SENATE: More from HRC.

HRC CONGRATULATES NEVADA’S CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, FIRST LATINA U.S. SENATOR, ON HER REELECTION TO U.S. SENATE: More from HRC.

ICYMI -- LGBTQ+ CANDIDATES EXPERIENCE A THIRD STRAIGHT “RAINBOW WAVE”: A historic number of LGBTQ candidates have won their elections this midterm cycle. More from Teen Vogue, ABC News, and LGBTQNation.

‘NO CEILING YOU CAN’T BREAK’: THE LGBTQ+ MIDTERM 2022 CANDIDATES WHO HAD HISTORIC WINS: Voters delivered a series of firsts for members of the LGBTQ+ community nationwide. The wins – in local and national races alike – come on the heels of midterm elections shaped by debates over LGBTQ+ rights. More from Time and the Olympian.

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE’S JAMES ROESENER IS FIRST TRANS MAN ELECTED TO A STATE LEGISLATURE: More from NBC News.
  • ROBERT GARCIA WILL BE FIRST OUT GAY IMMIGRANT IN CONGRESS: More from the Advocate.
  • ERIC SORENSON WILL BE THE FIRST OUT LGBTQ+ MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM ILLINOIS: More from LGBTQNation.

HRC CONGRATULATES HRC-ENDORSED CANDIDATES ON THEIR ELECTION VICTORIES IN STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL RACES: More from HRC.

HRC CONGRATULATES PRO-DEMOCRACY, PRO-EQUALITY SECRETARY OF STATE CANDIDATES ON THEIR VICTORIES: More from HRC.

THE GOP’S LITTERBOX CANDIDATES LOSE AT THE BALLOT BOX: At least three GOP candidates who accused schools of letting kids use litterboxes instead of toilets lost their elections, showing that the fringe – and bizarre – falsehood didn’t get a majority of voters on their side. More from LGBTQNation.

SCHOOL CULTURE WAR CAMPAIGNS FALL FLAT IN SOME TIGHT RACES: The election results called into question the power of culture war education politics, as a string of Republicans who leaned into the issue lost close races or are trailing their opponents. More from the Washington Post.

RIGHT-WING MEDIA PROMISED A BACKLASH AGAINST LGBTQ+ EQUALITY WOULD FUEL A MIDTERM TSUNAMI THAT FAILED TO MATERIALIZE: “Despite conservatives’ unprecedented vilification of trans people and drag queens, most voters had other priorities in the 2022 midterms.” More from Media Matters for America.

📍 IN THE STATES

MICHIGAN GOP FINGER-POINTING UNDERWAY FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S HISTORIC LOSS AT THE POLLS: More from the Michigan Advance.

FAR RIGHT GOP-BACKED SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FARE POORLY IN TEXAS SUBURBS: More from NBC News.

BILLS INTRODUCED IN TENNESEE TO BAN DRAG SHOWS, GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE: More from the Advocate.

COMMENTARY: SOMEONE ASKED IF MY 8-YEAR-OLD WAS USING THE WRONG BATHROOM. HERE'S HOW I RESPONDED: More from Huffpost.

📺 GET CULTURED

JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS FIRST WORLD LEADER TO APPEAR ON DRAG RACE: More from the Advocate.

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