#AM_Equality: October 13, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC’s Jay Brown discusses the impact of anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric on CNN; LGBTQ+ seniors fear housing discrimination

ICYMI: HRC’S JAY BROWN DISCUSSES THE IMPACT OF ANTI-LGBTQ+ AND ANTI-TRANS RHETORIC ON CNN: Yesterday afternoon, HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown) talked to CNN about Jon Gruden’s emails, Dave Chapelle’s recent Netflix stand-up special, and the negative impact stigmatizing rhetoric can have on LGBTQ+ people. More from CNN.

🏡 LGBTQ+ SENIORS FEAR DISCRIMINATION WHEN SEARCHING FOR HOUSING: In an interview, Ivette Feliciano (@IvetteF_News) discussed SAGE and HRC’s Long Term Care Equality Index, saying “SAGE teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to create what it calls the Long Term Care Equality Index. It says that only 18% of senior housing communities have policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.” More from PBS News Hour and Good Morning America.

🩺 THE IMPORTANCE OF CANCER SCREENINGS IN THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: The transgender and gender non-conforming communities are more likely to face barriers to access inclusive medical care. The Cleveland Clinic highlights the importance of regular screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and more. More from The Cleveland Clinic.

THE OVERLOOKED LGBTQ+ HISTORY OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE: More from TIME Magazine.

WE NEED TO PASS THE EQUALITY ACT NOT ONLY FOR LGBTQ+ PEOPLE, BUT BLACK WOMEN, TOO: The Equality Act is awaiting further consideration from the U.S. Senate and, if passed, would expand civil rights protections for millions of Black women, LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized groups by improving protections for civil rights. More from Blavity.

TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY LINKED TO LGBTQ+ MENTAL DISTRESS, STUDIES FIND: A study from Arkansas Tech University found that “extreme mental distress” -- defined as reporting poor mental health every day for the past 30 days -- increased among LGBTQ+ Americans during Trump’s rise and presidency. More from NBC News.

📍 IN THE STATES

🌈 PENNSYLVANIA UNVEILS FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER OF A LATINA LGBTQ+ ICON: Last week, a historical marker honoring Philadelphia native and LGBTQ+ activist Gloria Casarez was officially unveiled near Philadelphia’s city hall. “We’re thrilled to be here today to honor the life and legacy of Gloria Casarez,” said Erik Larson, Deputy Director of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia. More from AL DÍA and The Burg News.

  • 🌈 PENSILVANIA DESCUBRE EL PRIMER MARCADOR HISTÓRICO DE UNA LATINA, ACTIVISTA LGBTI: La semana pasada, la ciudad de Filadelfia se inauguró oficialmente un marcador histórico en honor a Gloria Casarez, nativa de Filadelfia, notable líder de los derechos civiles y activista LGBTI. Más de AL DÍA.

📺 GET CULTURED

🍀🚲 IRISH PARALYMPIAN KATIE-GEORGE DUNLEVY TELLS HER COMING OUT STORY: Paralympic champion Katie-George Dunlevy won gold and silver in Rio and Tokyo in blind tandem cycling. Hear her story about coming out at 29 years old. More from ESPN.

🎬 12 LGBTQ+ TV SHOWS AND MOVIES TO STREAM THIS OCTOBER: More from them.

🛹 ‘WE’RE OUT HERE, YOU'RE NOT ALONE’: USA SKATEBOARDER ALANA SMITH TELLS THEIR COMING OUT STORY: Alana Smith, who skated for Team USA in Tokyo as one of the few out non-binary athletes at the Games, wore their pronouns, they/them, on their skateboard during the competition. More from ESPN.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

‘DON’T PUNISH ME FOR WHO I AM’: HUGE JUMP IN ANTI-LGBTQ HATE CRIME REPORTS IN U.K.: According to figures obtained by VICE World News, reports of homophobia-motivated hate crimes jumped by 210% while transphobic hate crimes have risen by 332% over the last six years in the U.K. More from VICE.


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