#AM Equality October 15, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC highlights election’s urgency with new ads; advocates question future of LGBTQ asylum seekers in U.S.

HRC HIGHLIGHTS ELECTION’S URGENCY WITH NEW ADS: The digital ad campaign, made up of two new video ads, is focused on educating voters on early voting, mobilizing them to turn out to vote by November 3 and holding Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Senate Republicans accountable for their decision to prioritize confirming a Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, who would threaten LGBTQ equality, instead of passing pandemic relief. More from The Advocate.

  • Click here to watch “Urgency.”
  • Click here to watch ”Don’t Get Comfortable.”

ADVOCATES QUESTION THE FUTURE OF LGBTQ ASYLUM SEEKERS IN U.S. AFTER PROPOSED ADMINISTRATION REGULATION: A regulation proposed by the Justice and Homeland Security Departments in June would, as the organization Immigration Equality (@IEquality) puts it, “essentially eliminate asylum protection altogether” for people seeking asylum on grounds of persecution related to their gender identity or sexual orientation. More from Human Rights Watch.

BAN ON GAY & BISEXUAL MEN DONATING EYES LEAVING THOUSANDS BLIND: More from LGBTQ Nation.

SEX ED THAT EXCLUDES LGBTQ PEOPLE IS TIED TO WORSE HEALTH OUTCOMES: The 2019 National School Climate Survey conducted by GLSEN of nearly 17,000 students ages 13-21 concluded that “when young LGBTQ+ people, in particular, fail to receive inclusive sex ed, they are more likely to feel unsafe at school, more likely to skip class, and experience higher levels of harassment and victimization because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.” More from Forbes.

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY TRAIL INSPIRED BY LGBTQ LOVE STORY: In 2017, Anne Tudor called her local government office with ideas about how to transform a large greenspace into an inclusive space for everybody. She dedicated the park to her late partner, Edie, hoping to get “the community to come and heal with the park.” More from ABC.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THIS PAST SUNDAY, WE CELEBRATED NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY WITH MESSAGES OF LOVE AND AFFIRMATION. More from HRC.

🌏 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

POLISH LEADER THREATENS TO VETO EU POST-COVID RECOVERY PLAN OVER LGBTQ ISSUES: More from Openly.

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15 INSPIRING ASIAN LGBTQ ATHLETES WHO HAVE COME OUT PUBLICLY: More from Outsports.

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