#AM_Equality: November 16, 2020

by HRC staff

HRC hosts several events to honor Trans Awareness Week; HRC President Alphonso David responds to Alito’s attack on marriage equality

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@AlphonsoDavid) TO SPEAK ON PANEL AT EQUALITY FLORIDA’S NATIONAL LGBTQ LEADERSHIP VIRTUAL FALL FORUM: The event, which begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST, will focus on the outcome of the 2020 election and what it means for LGBTQ people. Read more here.

HRC HOSTS SEVERAL EVENTS TO HONOR TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK THIS WEEK: Read more and see the full list of events from HRC.

CRITICS DECRY JUSTICE ALITO’S “NAKEDLY PARTISAN” SPEECH, ATTACK ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY: In response to Alito’s remarks, HRC President Alphonso David tweeted: “Last night, Justice Alito shed any pretense of impartiality in a politically charged speech, again attacking the Obergefell decision. Justice Alito: our love and our marriages are valid. There is no tension between full equality and religious liberty.” More from USA Today.

MUST-WATCH MONDAY -- “WHAT BRINGS ME JOY IS BEING ABLE TO HELP OUT MY COMMUNITY”: As we commemorate the start of Trans Awareness Week, HRC and Warner Media are launching new videos as part of their “Stop the Stigma” Campaign. This video features Alexis Abarca. Watch here.

AS TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK BEGINS, YOUNG TRANS PEOPLE HAVE A POWERFUL MESSAGE: WE ARE THRIVING: During a week devoted to raising the visibility of the transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming community, many young trans people are feeling inspired and hopeful for the future. More from USA Today.

“A WIN FOR ALL OF US”: OVER 220 LGBTQ CANDIDATES CELEBRATE ELECTION VICTORIES: With dozens of races yet to be called, over 220 LGBTQ candidates across the U.S. have claimed victory in their races, including numerous HRC-endorsed candidates. More from NBC.

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DANICA ROEM LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR HISTORIC THIRD TERM IN VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE: If successful in her upcoming campaign, Roem (@pwcdanica) will be the first transgender lawmaker to serve three terms in office. More from them.

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NON-BINARY ACTOR JESSE JAMES KEITEL MAKES TV HISTORY ON “BIG SKY”: In a landmark moment for LGBTQ representation in TV, Jesse James Keitel (@jessejameskeitel) will make history as the first non-binary series regular on a prime-time show. More from The Advocate.

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