#AM_Equality: October 21, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Lyft launches pronoun plates to benefit Human Rights Campaign and NCTE; Jannat Ali fights for trans equality in Pakistan

LYFT LAUNCHES PRONOUN PLATES TO BENEFIT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION AND NCTE: Pronoun Plates is a collection of unique license plates designed by LGBTQ+ artists. This collection celebrates pride and progress in the world of gender identity and showing up as your true self. More from Lyft and Charity Buzz.

FROM LGBT TO LGBTQIA+: THE EVOLVING RECOGNITION OF IDENTITY: As society’s understanding and awareness of diverse gender identities and sexualities evolves, so too has the acronym for the LGBTQ+ community. More from National Geographic.

📚 HOW ‘BOOKSTAGRAM’ REVIEWS FORGE CONNECTIONS AND CREATE COMMUNITY AMONG LGBTQ+ READERS: More from Inquirer.

📍 IN THE STATES

N.C. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW MUST STOP EXCLUDING LGBTQ+ SURVIVORS: North Carolina’s domestic violence law defines “domestic” as “persons of opposite-sex who are in a dating relationship or have been,” completely excluding unmarried same-sex and queer couples, even though members of the LGBTQ+ community often face higher levels of domestic violence. More from Charlotte Observer and Yahoo! News.

🛠️ LGBTQ+ NON-PROFIT WILL BUILD 8 HOMES FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH IN WESTERN STATES: A Utah-based non-profit, Encircle, has raised over $8 million dollars to build new homes in four states to provide services for LGBTQ+ youth. More from LA Blade.

‘WE JUST WANT TO BE US’: THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES AND JOYS OF BEING TRANS IN THE LATIN COMMUNITY: Hear from three individuals about the highs and lows of being Latinx and transgender. More from KHOU-11.

WHY REDISTRICTING MATTERS TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: More from San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.

📺 GET CULTURED

🏀 PRO ATHLETE MARCO LEHMANN DIDN’T FIND TRUE HAPPINESS UNTIL COMING OUT: Marco Lehmann, a 3x3 professional basketball player who played for Team Switzerland, shares his coming out story. More from Queerty.

🩺 MAN DONATES KIDNEY TO HIS HUSBAND IN EPIC LIFESAVING LOVE STORY: Reid Alexander was 17 years old when he was diagnosed with Alport Syndrome, a disease that damaged his kidneys. He never imagined that “swiping right” on the Tinder profile of Rafael Díaz would lead him to a husband -- and a new kidney. More from LGBTQNation.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

🏳️‍⚧️ TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST FIGHTS FOR CHANGE IN PAKISTAN: Jannat Ali is a self-described “artivist” and the executive director of Track T, a trans rights organization that is based in Lahore, Pakistan. Months after attending HRC’s 2018 Global Summit, Ali’s Track T organized Pakistan’s first-ever trans Pride march that drew nearly 500 people in December 2018. More from Washington Blade.

HONG KONG’S TVB TO AIR GAY DATING SHOW, A FIRST BY STATION AND ISLAND STATE: Hong Kong broadcaster, TVB, will air Hong Kong’s first gay dating show next month. More from Malay Mail.

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