#AM_Equality: September 17, 2021

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC celebrates the start of Bi+ Visibility Week; HRC launches early fall edition of Equality Magazine

HRC LAUNCHES EARLY FALL EDITION OF EQUALITY MAGAZINE: The latest edition of HRC’s Equality Magazine called ‘A More Just, Equitable and Inclusive Future’ features articles including ‘Latinx and Proud’ by Jose Soto, ‘Equality Act Now’ by Jesse St. Andre, ‘On the Front Lines’ by Richard Brookshire and ‘Finding Community in Art’ by Aryn Fields. More from HRC.

💗💜💙 HRC CELEBRATES THE START OF BI+ VISIBILITY WEEK: Bi+ Visibility Week is an opportunity to celebrate the beauty, strength and resilience of the bi+ community. More from HRC.

TRANS ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE CECÉ TELFER FEATURED IN WOMEN’S SPORTS EQUALITY CAMPAIGN: NCAA champion and transgender sprinter CeCé Telfer (@cecetelfer) was recently featured in a new campaign from Michelob ULTRA that calls for gender equality in sports. More from Forbes.

👩‍⚖️ BIDEN NOMINATES FIRST OPENLY LGBTQ+ WOMAN TO FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT: President Joe Biden nominated Vermont judge Beth Robinson who, if confirmed, will become the first openly LGBTQ+ woman to serve on any federal circuit court. More from ABC.

DOJ INVESTIGATES GEORGIA PRISONS AFTER 44 INMATES DIED, LGBTQ+ INMATES ASSAULTED: The Justice Department launched a sweeping investigation into the Georgia state prison system where at least 44 inmates have died by homicide since last year and a culture of violence and neglect has permeated. The department’s newest action expands the existing federal inquiry focused on the sexual abuse of LGBTQ+ prisoners. More from USA Today.


CALIFORNIA RECALL: WHAT EXIT POLLS TELL US ABOUT THE STATE’S LGBTQ+ VOTERS: Jo Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba) reports that 7 percent of voters in the Republican-led effort to remove California Gov. Gavin Newsom from office identified as LGBTQ+ -- and that they overwhelmingly said “no” to recall. More from NBC.


🎬 PETE BUTTIGIEG DOCUMENTARY ‘MAYOR PETE’ TO OPEN LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL NEWFEST: The 2021 New York LGBTQ+ film festival NewFest will premiere “Mayor Pete,” a documentary about Pete Buttigieg’s run for president as an openly gay man in 2020. More from Variety.

🏆 NON-BINARY ‘HACKS’ STAR CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS ON BEING AN EMMYS FIRST: Carl Clemons-Hopkins (@carlclemonshopkins) has made history as the first out non-binary actor nominated in the awards ceremony’s 73-year history, with a Primetime Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. More from Advocate.


💍 DRAFT OF CUBA’S NEW FAMILY CODE OPENS DOOR FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Cuba has released a draft version of a new family code which proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt. More from Associated Press.


GROUPS PRESSURE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT LGBTQ+ AFGHANS: HRC is among a group of advocacy organizations calling for the Biden Administration to protect LGBTQ+ Afghans. The groups issued a brief, 10-point plan, and letter to Biden in a September 6 joint news release. More from Bay Area Reporter.

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