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#AM_Equality: HRC marks Latinx Heritage Month; HRC & SHOWTIME announce the ten recipients of its “Queer to Stay” initiative funding
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HRC has been investing at record-high levels in priority states across the country to be the margin of victory where it matters most. To learn more, visit HRC.org/Vote.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND SHOWTIME ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF QUEER TO STAY: AN LGBTQ+ BUSINESS PRESERVATION INITIATIVE: “We must preserve affirming, welcoming community spaces for LGBTQ+ people – including young people who may not have supportive families or communities at home,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “HRC is thrilled to be partnering with SHOWTIME to support LGBTQ+-serving businesses in order to ensure that they can continue to provide a space for LGBTQ+ people to express ourselves freely, find community and be our authentic selves.” The awardees of the initiative include: Alibi Lounge (New York, NY); Amplio Fitness (Rocky River, OH); Salon Benders (Long Beach, CA); Blush & Blu (Denver, CO); Doyenne (Charlotte, NC); El Rio (San Francisco, CA); Freed Bodyworks (Washington, D.C.); Herz (Mobile, AL); My Sister’s Room (Atlanta, GA); and Pearl Bar (Houston, TX). More from HRC.
HRC MARKS LATINX HERITAGE MONTH 2020 -- HIGHLIGHTING THE POWER OF THE LATINX VOTE: Latinx Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the multicultural and multiethnic nature of Latinx, Latino and Hispanic-identified communities. In 2020, this celebration comes at a critical time, weeks before a presidential election where Latinx people will make up the largest racial and ethnic minority voting bloc. Read more in English and Spanish.
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SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TO PUSH ANTI-LGBTQ COMMISSION AT THE UNITED NATIONS: In July, HRC responded to Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights releasing a new report titled Report of the Commission of Unalienable Rights. More from Mother Jones.
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