#AM_Equality: United States approaches grim milestone of 200,000+ deaths caused by COVID-19; today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
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UNITED STATES APPROACHES GRIM MILESTONE OF 200,000+ DEATHS CAUSED BY COVID-19: “When this pandemic began, we pushed and advocated for real action to avoid needless deaths of people in this country,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@alphonsodavid). “Today, we know the grim truth: that this administration’s botched handling of the pandemic will lead to more than 200,000 people losing their lives.” More from HRC.
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HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ENDORSES TODD GLORIA 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. More from HRC.
TRANSGENDER WOMAN WHO DIED IN OHIO JAIL WROTE LETTER CRITICIZING CONDITIONS BEFORE HER DEATH: Four Northeast Ohio LGBTQ rights organizations and advocates for the homeless have criticized Cuyahoga County officials over Lea Daye’s death and their misidentification of her. More from Cleveland.com.
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TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST AKKAI PADMASHALI JOINS INDIAN CONGRESS: More from New Indian Express.
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FORDHAM LINEBACKER JADEN VAZQUEZ SEEKS LGBTQ+ INCLUSION IN ATHLETICS: “This time last year, I was in the closet. Now, I’m just trying to help people in my same situation,” Vazquez said. More from The Fordham Observer.
WASHINGTON POST LOOKS AT HOW “THE LEGEND OF KORRA” CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF QUEER REPRESENTATION IN ANIMATED SHOWS: More from The Washington Post.