#AM_Equality: November 8, 2021

by HRC Staff

The U.S. Navy christens ship named after LGBTQ+ rights leader Harvey Milk; Spain expands IVF access to LGBTQ+ people for no cost

FOR TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE, THE PANDEMIC PROVIDED A SAFE SPACE TO COME OUT: For some transgender and non-binary folks the pandemic proved to have one silver lining: It created a safe space to come out. More from HuffPost.

WHAT MAKES A BAR QUEER?: “Bars have long created and sustained queer communities; sites where queer people could express themselves as queer people, offering an escape from an outside world that vilified queerness and gender difference,” writes Ray Levy Uyeda (@raylevyuyeda). More from Eater.

⚓ THE U.S. NAVY HAS CHRISTENED A SHIP NAMED AFTER SLAIN GAY RIGHTS LEADER HARVEY MILK: This weekend, the U.S. Navy launched and christened a ship named for the LGBTQ+ rights leader Harvey Milk, who served in the Navy during the Korean War but was discharged after being questioned about his sexual orientation. More from NPR and USA Today.

FOR TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE, THE PANDEMIC PROVIDED A SAFE SPACE TO COME OUT: For some transgender and non-binary folks the pandemic proved to have one silver lining: It created a safe space to come out. More from HuffPost.

WHAT MAKES A BAR QUEER?: “Bars have long created and sustained queer communities; sites where queer people could express themselves as queer people, offering an escape from an outside world that vilified queerness and gender difference,” writes Ray Levy Uyeda (@raylevyuyeda). More from Eater.

📍 IN THE STATES

MICHIGAN IS THE LATEST STATE TO ROLL OUT “X” MARKERS ON DRIVER’S LICENSES: This Wednesday, Michigan is set to become the latest U.S. state to allow trans and nonbinary residents to apply for an “X” gender marker on their driver’s license. More from them.

CHICAGO’S ONLY FEMALE-OWNED, QUEER-FRIENDLY BAR ‘NOBODY’S DARLING’ AIMS TO BE INCLUSIVE OF EVERYBODY: More from WTTW News.

📺 GET CULTURED

🎬 LGBTQ+ ACTORS PLAYING LGBTQ+ ROLES SHOULDN’T BE THE TALL ORDER HOLLYWOOD MAKES IT OUT TO BE: No out LGBTQ+ actor has ever won an Academy Award for playing an LGBTQ+ character. Evan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) talks about why that needs to change. More from In The Know.

🎨🍁 CANADIAN ART EXHIBIT EXPLORES THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES: The “Artists Unscripted: Queer Imprints” at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is featuring an event to explore the intersections between LGBTQ+ identities and art. This is part of UBC’s fourth-annual Artivism festival that creates space for LGBTQ+ creators in and around Vancouver. More from Ubyssey.

🤼‍♂️ OUT ATHLETE JAI VIDAL’S BREAKOUT YEAR CONTINUES WITH IMPACT WRESTLING DEBUT: More from Outsports.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

🩺 EL MINISTRO DE SANIDAD ESPAÑOL FINANCIARÁ LA REPRODUCCIÓN ASISTIDA A LAS PERSONAS LGBTQ+: El Ministerio de Sanidad Carolina Darias (@CarolinaDarias) ha aprobado este viernes una orden para que el Sistema Nacional de Salud sufrague la gestación asistida a todas las mujeres, independientemente de su orientación sexual y de su estado civil, así como a las personas trans con capacidad gestante. Más de El País España.

  • SPAIN EXPANDS IVF TO LESBIANS, SINGLE WOMEN, TRANS PEOPLE: On Friday, Spain’s Health Minister Carolina Darias (@CarolinaDarias) signed an order granting single women and LGBTQ+ people access to medically assisted reproduction in the public health system, where it is performed free of charge. More from Associated Press.

🎬 LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVE MARVEL FILM ‘ETERNALS’ ALREADY BANNED IN 3 COUNTRIES: More from Out.

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