#AM_Equality: November 29, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: 12 LGBTQ+ milestones to celebrate from this year; 100+ U.S. cities score 100 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

ICYMI -- 100+ U.S. CITIES RECEIVE TOP SCORES IN ANNUAL MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX: Earlier this month, HRC Foundation and the Equality Federation launched the 10th annual Municipal Equality Index. This year, more than 100 U.S. cities received top marks with a score of over 100 during a year with unprecedented attacks on the LGBTQ+ community throughout the country. More from Los Angeles Blade and HRC.

12 LGBTQ+ MILESTONES TO CELEBRATE FROM THIS YEAR: From a record-breaking number of LGBTQ+ competitors at the Tokyo Olympic Games to the first transgender winner on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ this year has given us LGBTQ+ milestones to celebrate. More from NBC News.

📸 5 QUEER PHOTOGRAPHERS REIMAGINE THE FAMILY PORTRAIT: Five photographers from across the country were tasked to reimagine the family portrait. These photographers celebrate the bonds we choose. More from them.


MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT BACKTRACKS BAN ON LGBTQ+ BOOKS: North Kansas City School district has announced they will return “All Boys Aren’t Blue” and “Fun Home” to their public school’s libraries. More from The Hill.


🎭 ‘TICK, TICK...BOOM!’ IS A LOVE LETTER TO A BELOVED LGBTQ+ ALLY: The new film ‘Tick, Tick...Boom!’ is being called a “love letter” to Broadway legend and LGBTQ+ ally Jonathan Larson. The film features LGBTQ+ actors including Robin de Jesús and MJ Rodriguez. More from Out.

🎬 ENCANTO’S STEPHANIE BEATRIZ ON LEADING A DISNEY FILM AS A QUEER WOMAN: “One of the things that I think about a lot is that my existence, period, is like sort of political. It just kinda is because I’m an immigrant, I’m a woman, I’m Latina, I’m queer. So all of those things together, they make up who I am, and just me being alive, it's kind of a cool, awesome, sometimes scary thing,” said Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz). More from Out.

OUT DANCER JOSEPHINE BAKER BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN INTERRED AT THE PANTHEON IN PARIS: The legendary American bisexual performer is receiving one of the highest French honors. More from LGBTQNation.


HUNGARIAN MEDIA TO PUBLISH LGBTI CAMPAIGN DESPITE RISK OF FINES: Several Hungarian media outlets will move forward with an LGBTQ+ awareness campaign, despite the Hungarian media regulators having previously initiated proceedings on the same grounds. More from Euractiv.

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