#AM_Equality September 21, 2020

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: The nation mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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THE NATION MOURNS THE PASSING OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG: Last Friday, Justice Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. HRC joined millions across the country and around the world in mourning the loss of this iconic jurist and force for good.

  • HRC President Alphonso David (@alphonsodavid) stated: “Her decades of work helped create many of the foundational arguments for gender equality in the United States, and her decisions from the bench demonstrated her committment to full LGBTQ equality. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. What she represented -- fairness, justice and equality for all -- we must all continue to fight for.” More from the Washington Blade, Gay City News and HRC.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- HRC’S SVP OF POLICY AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS JODEE WINTERHOF JOINED VIGIL AT THE SUPREME COURT SATURDAY: Winterhof spoke at a rally to mourn Justice Ginsburg and to demand that Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish be honored by having the next President confirm her replacement on the court.

TONIGHT -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINS HIP HOP 4 PEACE CELEBRATION AT UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM: David joins top Hip Hop artists from over 20 countries to share a message of peace. More from Black Star News.

HRC EXPANDS STAFF IN PENNSYLVANIA, OUTREACH TO STATE’S LGBTQ VOTERS: More from Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

DEVOS VOWS TO WITHHOLD DESEGREGATION GRANTS FROM CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS, HARMING TRANSGENDER ATHLETES AND STUDENTS OF COLOR: “Transgender athletes have every right to play sports and participate in athletic activities in accordance with their gender identity,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to discriminate.” More from The New York Times.

HRC ON FORMER TRUMP AIDE EXPOSING TRUMP’S DEADLY NARCISSISM: “Donald Trump has shown us time and again that he is incapable of keeping Americans safe from COVID-19,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The latest evidence -- first hand reports -- from his own former staffer Olivia Troye show his obsession with the international pandemic’s impact on his own reelection over our public health.” More from HRC.

🌏 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HONG KONG COURT REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES CONDUCTED ABROAD: More from Openly.

ADVOCATES SAY U.S. REFRAMING HUMAN RIGHTS HARMS WOMEN AND LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from The Guardian.

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SUNDAY NIGHT, WE CELEBRATED LGBTQ ACTORS, SHOWS AND STORIES AT THE EMMYS: More from HRC.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EXPANDS LGBTQ CAST, ADDS LESBIAN AND COMEDY WRITER PUNKIE JOHNSON: More from The Advocate.

WASHINGTON POST LOOKS HOW “THE LEGEND OF KORRA” CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF QUEER REPRESENTATION IN ANIMATED SHOWS: More from The Washington Post.

W MAGAZINE PROFILES LGBTQ ICON AND SCHITT’S CREEK STAR DAN LEVY: More from W Magazine.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ENDORSES TODD FLORIA FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR: “Todd Gloria has the chance to make history and we’re proud to join the fight alongside him,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “From his time on the San Diego City Council and as interim Mayor of San Diego to his time in the state legislature, Gloria has been an ardent advocate for all Californians, including the LGBTQ community.” More from HRC.

Fordham Observer: Jaden Vazquez: Fordham Linebacker Seeks LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Athletics

Q Notes: Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

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