#AM_Equality: November 17, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: IOC provides framework for federations to develop eligibility for transgender, intersex athletes; HRC remembers Jenny de Leon

IOC PROVIDES FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR TRANSGENDER, INTERSEX ATHLETES: Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released new guidance which includes a new framework for individual international federations to develop their own eligibility criteria, instead of a blanket policy. More from ESPN and Outsports.

REMEMBERING JENNY DE LEON, “AN ENIGMATIC, BRIGHT SOUL”: “My heart goes out to Jenny’s family, our friends at PFLAG Tampa and Equality Florida, and all those who love and remember her,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “The police indicated that she was experiencing housing insecurity, a sad situation that places far too many transgender people in danger. With so much uncertainty in this case, we hope that a suspect is found and justice is served.” More from HRC and them.

🎬🩺THIS SHORT FILM WANTS TO SHOW MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HOW TO PROVIDE LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE CARE: A new short film from the Canadian LGBTQ+ non-profit The Get Real Movement (@getrealmovement) aims to show medical professionals how the healthcare needs of transgender and LGBTQ+ folks often go unmet, and how they can combat this. More from CBC.

TRANS ADULTS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED AS CIS ADULTS: UCLA’s Williams Institute published a study titled “Being Transgender at Work.” The study found that 1.7 times as many trans people reported being recently out of work compared to cis people. More from them.

MARKING TRANS AWARENESS WEEK WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: HRC invited members of our Parents for Transgender Equality National Council to ask questions to members of Congress including Rep. Marie Newman, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Katherine Clark and Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Watch below as they answer questions and connect around the shared experience of supporting trans and non-binary kids and fighting for their rights as lawmakers. More from HRC.

📍 IN THE STATES

WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA’S FIRST LGBTQ+ RETIREMENT COMMUNITY?: More from Tampa Bay Times.

📺 GET CULTURED

CCM INDUSTRY STAYS SILENT ON LGBTQ+ INCLUSION AS QUEER ARTISTS CARVE INROADS: The Christian contemporary music (CCM) community has largely been silent on LGBTQ+ inclusion, even as out musicians, such as TJ Osborne and Brooke Eden, continue making waves in country music. Many people in the industry are accepting, but it seems these conversations of acceptance and inclusion largely happen in private -- if at all. More from The Washington Post.

🎬 NEW FILM SPOTLIGHTS QUEER NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHER WHO BROKE THE MOLD: More from The Guardian.

💍 ‘SAME LOVE’ SINGER MARY LAMBERT ANNOUNCES SHE’S ENGAGED: More from The Advocate.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

HUNGARIAN MTV AWARD WINNER ON LIFE UNDER COUNTRY’S LGBTQ+ LAW: Viktória Radványi, the Hungarian winner of the MTV EMAs Generation Change Award, spoke candidly about life as an LGBTQ+ individual under Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ laws. More from Variety.

LADY GAGA EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH ITALIAN LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AFTER DIFFICULT LEGISLATIVE SESSION: More from NBC News.


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