#AM_Equality October 13, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC Foundation releases statement calling for greater support of LGBTQ youth; Kamala Harris makes clear love is love

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CONDEMNS DEVOS’ DECISION TO NAME ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMIST TO HEAD ED DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COUNCIL: “Once again Betsy DeVos is demonstrating her hostility to LGBTQ people. Adding insult to injury, now her department has named an anti-LGBTQ extremist Sarah Perry as the head of its Diversity and Inclusion Council,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. “The idea that someone who calls gender identity ‘pseudoscience’ and attacks TV shows that promote the inclusion of transgender people is completely disqualifying and violates the fundamental idea of the diversity and inclusion she is tasked with overseeing.” More from HRC.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION, 23 PROJECT THRIVE PARTNERS RELEASE STATEMENT CALLING FOR GREATER SUPPORT OF LGBTQ YOUTH: “LGBTQ youth are in a state of crisis in this country, and this must be addressed,” said HRC Foundation Director, Youth Well-Being Program & Time to THRIVE Vincent Pompei. “HRC and all of our Project THRIVE partners will continue working to make sure that all youth-serving professionals have the resources they need to support LGBTQ youth.” More from HRC.

  • The HRC Foundation and Project THRIVE partners have developed a checklist to guide schools and youth-serving organizations on what they can do to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth. More from HRC.

TUESDAY TWEET: KAMALA HARRIS MAKES CLEAR LOVE IS LOVE

NEARLY 600 OPENLY LGBTQ CANDIDATES WILL BE ON BALLOTS THIS YEAR: At least 574 openly LGBTQ candidates will be on the ballot this year — an increase of 33% from 2018. More from New York Daily News.

ANDREA JENKINS PENS HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO MONICA ROBERTS: “Most people ...will always remember Monica as a journalist. TransGriot, her newspaper column that became a must-read blog, covered every aspect of trans issues and provided a model for the mainstream media of how to report on the lives and tragic murders of trans folk.” More from Openly.

🇺🇸 IN THE STATES

NEW MEXICO TASK FORCE HOLDS MEETING TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANS & QUEER INDIGENOUS WOMEN: “Trans people are human beings...rarely do you find laws and policies in tribal communities that protect us, especially for trans individuals,” said Mattee Jim, the event’s moderator. According to the Department of Justice, Indigenous women in the U.S. face murder rates more than 10 times those of the national average. More from The Advocate.

🌏 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

VICTORY! FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULES SON BORN ABROAD TO GAY COUPLE IS U.S. CITIZEN: More from The Washington Post.

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