2020 is deadliest year on record for trans & gender non-conforming people; #WeDissent to Amy Coney Barrett
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2020 IS THE DEADLIEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE IN THE U.S: “We have reached a tragic milestone as we mark the 32nd transgender or gender non-conforming person killed this year, Brooklyn Deshuna. Each person was ripped from their family, their friends and their community by an act of senseless violence driven by bigotry and transphobia, and inflamed by the rhetoric of those who oppose our progress,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). Previously, the highest number of fatal deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming people that the HRC has tracked over a 12 month period was in 2017, when we recorded 31 people violently killed. More from Metro Weekly.
SCALIA’S MIRROR IMAGE: HRC RELEASES NEW REPORT ON AMY CONEY BARRETT: The 12-page report details the troubling judicial approach and philosophy of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett says that the late, anti-equality Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s “judicial philosophy is mine.” More from HRC.
MUST WATCH MONDAY -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINS JUDY AND DENNIS SHEPARD ON MSNBC TO DISCUSS WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY: Watch the clip here.
HRC REMEMBERS MATTHEW SHEPARD: HRC marks the tragic death of Matthew Shepard 22 years ago. As we mourn with the Shepard family, we recommit to our shared work combating hate and advocating for laws that protect LGBTQ people and mandate the accurate accounting of crimes against our community. More from HRC.
NEW REPORT FROM AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FINDS LGBTQ PEOPLE EXPERIENCE DISPARITIES IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: More from Good Morning America.
LGBTQ NATION - “THE CHOICE IS OBVIOUS, LGBTQ VOTERS SHOULD CHOOSE JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS”: This is the first time since its founding in 2009 that the LGBTQ Nation has made a decision to endorse a political candidate. More from LGBTQ Nation.
NEW WILLIAMS INSTITUTE EXAMINES THE RELIGIOSITY OF LGBTQ PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES: Nearly half of LGBTQ adults -- 5.3 million -- in the U.S. are religious. Read the full study here.
FREED BODYWORKS HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER, RECIPIENT OF QUEER TO STAY FUNDING, FIGHTS TO STAY AFLOAT AMID THE PANDEMIC: “All of our eggs are in one basket, which is really scary,” said Frances Reed, owner of the wellness center, on doing their best to keep the business standing. “We’ve spent everything we had, emotionally, physically and financially, on building this business for nine years.” More from the Washington Business Journal.
RITCHIE TORRES TO MAKE LGBTQ HISTORY AS ONE OF THE FIRST LGBTQ PEOPLE OF COLOR TO SERVE IN CONGRESS: More from The Advocate.
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ADAM RIPPON’S MOM PENS POWERFUL LETTER ABOUT THE COMING OUT EXPERIENCE FROM A PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE. More from Good Morning America.
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HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT CALLS NEW CHILDREN BOOK PUBLISHED BY LESBIAN GROUP “HOMOSEXUAL PROPAGANDA” AND CALLS FOR IT TO BE BANNED: More from Openly.
EUROPEAN LAWMAKERS CRITICIZE DECISION TO HOST 2023 EUROPEAN GAMES IN A POLISH “LGBTQ-FREE ZONE”: More from Reuters.
EUROPEAN COURT FINDS POLICE RAID ON LGBTQ NGO OFFICE IN TBILISI WAS MOTIVATED BY HATE: More from Agenda.ge.