#AM_Equality: October 28, 2021

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC applauds U.S. State Dept. for issuing first passport with a non-binary gender marker; LGBTQ+ families in Texas are under attack

HRC APPLAUDS U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT FOR ISSUING FIRST PASSPORT WITH A NON-BINARY GENDER MARKER: “Official documents that reflect an individual's true identity are essential to allowing them to lead dignified lives,” HRC Senior Vice President of Policy & Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof (@JoDeelive, she/her). “The Human Rights Campaign commends the U.S Department of State for issuing the first U.S. Passport with a non-binary gender marker, a historic move that will mitigate the risk of discrimination, harassment and violence faced by millions of nonbinary, intersex, and gender non-conforming Americans who travel abroad.” More from HRC, them and The Washington Post.

💛💜 BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ‘COMMITTED’ TO PROTECTING INTERSEX PEOPLE’S RIGHTS: On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department issued a statement recognizing the rights of intersex people globally. More from Advocate and Washington Blade.

📍 IN THE STATES

ESCAPE PLANS, ANXIETY, DEATH THREATS: TRANS KIDS IN TEXAS ARE UNDER ATTACK: Some families in Texas are facing constant fear as trans kids are under attack in the Lone Star State. Many families with transgender children are making plans to flee the state in favor of states with inclusive LGBTQ+ policies and attitudes. More from them.

ICYMI -- LGBTQ+ VOTERS RESPOND TO YOUNGKIN’S OPPOSITION TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY: More from Augusta Free Press.

📺 GET CULTURED

🤼 JENNA BURKERT FOUGHT STEREOTYPES OF WRESTLERS. NOW SHE FIGHTS FOR GOLD: Jenna Burkert (@thejokerjb_) is making waves as she wrestles for Team USA and embraces her identity after coming out. More from Outsports.

🎮 BATTLEFIELD 2042 WILL FEATURE SERIES’ FIRST EVER NON-BINARY CHARACTER: The upcoming release of Battlefield will feature the series’ first non-binary character Emma “Sundance” Rosier who will use they/them pronouns. More from them.

🎥 BILLY PORTER IS DIRECTING THE GAY SUMMER CAMP ROMANCE FILM WE DESERVE: Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) has signed on to direct and play a role in a feature adaptation of Lev Rosen’s novel Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros. More from Out and them.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

DORITOS APOYA A POBLACIÓN LGBTQ+ CON COMERCIAL DE DÍA DE MUERTOS: Doritos apoya a población LGBTQ+ con un comercial de Día de Muertos en el cual dijo “nunca es tarde para ser quien eres.” Más de SDP Noticias.

  • DORITOS AIRS AFFIRMING LGBTQ+ MESSAGE IN LATEST AD FOR DÍA DE MUERTOS IN MEXICO: The chip brand Doritos released an ad featuring LGBTQ+ partners with a message that “it is never too late to be who you are” to celebrate Día de Muertos this month. More from Advocate.

ADVOCATES FEAR FOR QUEER AFGHANI LIVES UNDER NEW U.K. IMMIGRATION BILL: More from them.


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