HRC marks the 11th anniversary of the historic signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
HRC MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE MATTHEW SHEPARD AND JAMES BYRD JR. HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT: Today marks the 11th anniversary of the historic signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. “The fight for our community’s safety is far from over,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “We must replace the Trump-Pence administration and install true allies like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to continue the progress made with the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.” More from HRC.
HRC LAUNCHES THE “MY BODY” INITIATIVE, AN HIV AND SEX POSITIVITY CAMPAIGN: My Body is an HIV awareness and prevention campaign for Black and Latinx LGBTQ young people. The campaign launched with a video featuring Shea Diamond, co-founder of The Real Dads of New York Richard Seigler-Carter, influencer Andrés Camilo Hernández, and NFL veteran Ryan Russell. Learn more at hrc.im/MyBody.
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ON THE DEATH OF WALTER WALLACE, A BLACK MAN SHOT BY THE POLICE IN PHILADELPHIA: More from The New York Times.
WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- HRC’S LESLIE HALL TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LGBTQ INCLUSION ON HBCU CAMPUSES: Hall (@MrLeslieHall) discusses HRC's second annual HBCU Out Loud day, LGBTQ outreach in the age of COVID-19, and how the sector can maintain positive gains for inclusion and representation under scaled-back operations and traditions. More from HBCU Digest.
TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FEAR AND DISCRIMINATION TO MAKE THEIR VOTES COUNT: Nearly one million of 1.4 million transgender adults in the U.S. are eligible to vote, yet a study by the Williams Institute finds that 42% of those voters could face barriers to casting a ballot in November. More from Bloomberg.
INVESTMENTS THAT SUPPORT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: Investing isn’t just about getting the best return on your money -- investing can also reflect your values, including supporting the LGBTQ community. More from Forbes.
COLORADO BALLOTS HAVE HIT MAILBOXES -- HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Last week, Colorado counties began mailing ballots to registered voters. More than 300,000 Coloradans have already cast their ballots for the next Colorado governor, U.S. House and Senate and state legislative seats down the ballot. If you live in Colorado, here’s key information to keep in mind. More at HRC.
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MEXICAN SOCCER TEAM TACKLES OUTDATED LGBTQ STEREOTYPES: Mexico City’s soccer team “Muxes” (@ClubDeportivoMuxes) is working to create a “unique space for LGBT people” in traditionally conservative nation. More from Openly.
EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS SYSTEMICALLY TORTURE AND ABUSE LGBTQ PEOPLE: According to Human Rights Watch (@hrw), LGBTQ Egyptians have been subjected to abuse for decades and the situation has “worsened after its current president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, took power in 2014.” More from NBC.
KENYA’S ANTI-LGBTQ ‘MORAL POLICEMAN’ SPEAKS OUT AGAINST POPE FRANCIS’ SUPPORT OF SAME SEX COUPLES: More from PinkNews.