HRC and NTVM host “My Vote is My Voice” event tomorrow; Playwright Jeremy O. Harris makes Tony history
TOMORROW, HRC AND THE NATIONAL TRANS VISIBILITY MARCH HOST “MY VOTE IS MY VOICE” EVENT: The event will take place tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT and will feature a virtual conversation with HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid), HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1) and YouAreEssential.org Founder Ashlee Marie Preston (@AshleeMPreston). This is the fourth and final in a series of discussions designed to mobilize LGBTQ voters. More from HRC.
In less than one week we'll join @transmarchondc for our final My Vote Is My Voice live-streamed event. Join us and learn more about following through with your voting plan and have your voting questions answered. https://t.co/h81pPZKUUj pic.twitter.com/WKMqgUreDJ— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 16, 2020
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PLAYWRIGHT JEREMY O. HARRIS MAKES TONY HISTORY: HRC Equality Award winner Jeremy O. Harris (@jeremyoharris) made history last week. With 12 nominations, his play Slave Play became the most-nominated non-musical play in Tony history. More from The Advocate.