#AM_Equality: September 20, 2021

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC highlights LGBTQ+ affirming care for youth nationwide; how the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream transformed its leadership

HRC HIGHLIGHTS LGBTQ+ AFFIRMING CARE FOR YOUTH NATIONWIDE: A report from HRC’s Foundation program All Children All Families summarized the work of agencies collectively serving more than a million children and families nationwide. The 2021 Change-Makers Report found that there are more people and more initiatives than ever before working on behalf of young people who are often left desperately alone in the world. More from Imprint News.

🏀 HOW THE WNBA’S ATLANTA DREAM TRANSFORMED ITS LEADERSHIP: Last summer, at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the nation, the players of the Atlanta Dream (@atlantadream) stood united against their former owners. This led to a new ownership trio. WNBA veteran Renee Montgomery and executive Suzanne Abair are part of the Atlanta Dream’s new trio -- and among the first LGBTQ+ owners of a pro sports team. More from NBC News.


LGBTQ+ TEXANS FACE DOUBLE THE NATIONAL DISCRIMINATION RATE: In an opinion piece about the importance of passing The Equality Act for all Americans, Brad Sears (@Sears_Brad) looks into the alarming rates of discrimination against LGBTQ+ Texans. More from The Houston Chronicle.

💍 COLORADO GOV. JARED POLIS MARRIES HUSBAND IN HISTORIC FIRST FOR NATION: Last week, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (@PolisForCO) married his longtime partner Marlon Reis in a small ceremony. The event is the first same-sex wedding of a sitting United States governor. More from Advocate and The New York Times.

CALIFORNIA IS ABOUT TO BECOME THE FIRST STATE TO TRACK LGBTQ+ SUICIDES: California is poised to become the first U.S. state to collect LGBTQ+ demographic data on individuals who died by suicide. Assembly Bill 1094 is headed to the desk of California Governor Gavin Newsom after unanimously passing both houses of the state legislature earlier this year. More from them.



💍 WNBA TEAMMATES NATISHA HIEDEMAN AND JASMINE THOMAS GOT ENGAGED: Last week, teammates with the Connecticut Sun, Natisha Hiedeman (@natishahiedeman) and Jasmine Thomas (@jaszthomas) got engaged ahead of their trip to the WNBA playoffs. More from Outsports and ESPN.

🍻 PROUD DAD AND HIS GAY SON OPEN LGBTQ+ BAR & RESTAURANT TOGETHER IN DENVER, COLORADO: Building upon their earlier experiences in the hospitality business, Trey Stewart and his dad Tyler announced their plans to open an LGBTQ+ bar and restaurant named SIR this November in Denver. More from Out Traveler.

13 CELEBRITIES WHO CAME OUT AS BISEXUAL IN 2021: To continue the celebration of Bi+ Visibility Week, this article highlights 13 celebrities that came out as members of the bi+ community so far in 2021. More at Out

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