#AM_Equality: HRC, Fair Fight & HIT Strategies release research highlighting the impact of voter suppression on LGBTQ voters
HRC, FAIR FIGHT AND HIT STRATEGIES RELEASE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPACT OF VOTER SUPPRESSION ON LGBTQ VOTERS: The new research highlights how COVID-19 has exacerbated voter suppression towards voters who are LGBTQ and people of color. “Voters across the country this fall will face unprecedented challenges as they attempt to safely make their voices heard at the ballot box this November,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Yet, Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the Republican leadership continue to deliberately suppress the vote for marginalized communities, adding roadblock after roadblock in their misguided attempt to make it harder for us to vote.” More from HRC.
ABC NEWS SPEAKS WITH HRC’S TORI COOPER ON THE DISPROPORTIONATE ACTS OF VIOLENCE TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE FACE DAILY: More here.
FRIDAY FEATURE -- HRC’S ALPHONSO DAVID AND FATHER JAMES MARTIN ON FINDING COMMON GROUND IN THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT: “The pope’s comment, then, is but one step in the long and often arduous journey for treating LGBTQ people with the “respect, compassion and sensitivity” that the Catechism asks, and the love and mercy that Jesus demands,” said David and Martin. Read the op-ed in Religion News Service.
DOCTORS ARE WORRIED THAT COVID-19 IS IMPACTING THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY HARDER THAN MOST: Doctors are worried that COVID is having a severe impact on the LGBTQ community but cannot quantify the severeness due to limited health data collected on sexual orientation and gender identity. More from CNBC.
BIDEN VOWS TO PASS THE EQUALITY ACT IN FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE IF ELECTED PRESIDENT: The Equality Act is landmark civil rights legislation that would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life. More from Reuters.
‘VOTE JOTA’ IS WORKING TO MOBOLIZE LATINX, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITES IN AN UNPRECEDENTED CAMPAIGN FOR THE UPCOMING ELCTION: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Mijente and The Center for Cultural Power have launched a digital campaign through several videos of undocumented activists and members of the LGBTQ community. More from Be Latina.
STUDIES SHOW LGBTQ PEOPLE ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF SUICIDE, ANTI-LGBTQ DISCTIMINATION AND VICTIMIZATION CONTRIBUTE: More from Ms. Magazine.
🇺🇸 IN THE STATES
A CONSERVATIVE PAC IS SENDING MISLEADING AND HARMFUL ANTI-TRANS TEXTS ABOUT TRANSGENDER CHILDREN TO PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS: More from the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
TRANS ACTIVIST SHARE HOW TO SHOW UP FOR TRANS PEOPLE IN PHILLY: “We are currently in the midst of an extremely vitriolic period, where hate is fueled even from our nation’s highest office,” said Tori Cooper, HRC’s director of community engagement for the transgender justice initiative. “At times like these, we need allies to speak out on behalf of the entire community more than ever.” More from Philadelphia Inquirer.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT WITHDRAWS APPEAL TO DENY CITIZENSHIP OF GAY COUPLES’ CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN TO SURROGATES OVERSEAS: More from Openly News.
SURVEY SHOWS A QUATER OF LGBTQ PEOPLE IN JAPAN HAVE BEEN OUTED: The survey found 25.1% of respondents said they had been outed, with transgender men reporting the most cases at 53.6%. More from Japan Times.