#AM_Equality: President Biden lifts up LGBTQ+ rights in UN General Assembly speech; IOC decision on trans athlete policies delayed again; bi+ book recs
PRESIDENT BIDEN LIFTS UP LGBTQ+ RIGHTS IN UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEECH: In yesterday’s speech before the UN General Assembly, President Biden said “We all must defend the rights of LGBTQI individuals so they can live and love openly without fear.” Biden’s speech also criticized anti-LGBTQ+ crackdowns in Chechnya and Cameroon. More from Washington Blade and HRC.
Thank you, @POTUS, for recognizing the urgent need to protect members of the LGBTQI community abroad, especially in countries where there is a threat of danger from their government and extremist groups in your speech to the @UN. pic.twitter.com/JZsvUv5kWf— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 21, 2021
IOC’S TRANSGENDER GUIDELINES DELAYED AGAIN UNTIL 2022: Three years after the International Olympic Committee planned to publish its new guidelines for the participation of transgender athletes in Olympic competition they are once again delayed. More from The Guardian and Gay Times.
📍 IN THE STATES
ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL TO REQUIRE LGBTQ+ CULTURAL TRAINING FOR ALL CITY EMPLOYEES: Atlanta’s city council unanimously voted Monday to pass an ordinance that will require LGBTQ+ cultural training to all elected officials and employees of the City of Atlanta. More from CBS.
⚖️ TEXAS AG SUES BIDEN ADMINISTRATION OVER GUIDANCE ON TRANSGENDER WORKER RIGHTS: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration on Monday over guidance it released in June requiring employers to offer certain protections to transgender workers. More from The Hill and Newsweek.
📺 GET CULTURED
🎁 ‘POSE’ CO-CREATOR STEVEN CANALS SHARES PLANNED EMMY SPEECH: “TO BE QUEER IS A GIFT”: While the groundbreaking series from FX did not win any Emmys, Pose co-creator Steven Canals (@stevencanals) reveals what he planned to say at the podium. More from The Hollywood Reporter.
💛🤍💜🖤 EMMYS 2021: CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS MADE HISTORY AT THE EMMYS BY WEARING AN OUTFIT WITH THE COLORS OF THE NON-BINARY FLAG: It’s not often an outfit makes history, but Carl Clemons-Hopkins (@carlclemonshopkins) will go down in the history books for what he wore at Emmys 2021. More from Insider, Yahoo and Vogue.
📚 BI+ BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Buzzfeed curated a list of 25 books that either center bi+ characters or were written by bisexual authors --and each shed a different light on the manifold bi+ experience. More from Buzzfeed.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
⚖️ A COURT JUST OVERTURNED THE U.K.’S BAN ON PUBERTY BLOCKERS FOR TRANS KIDS: More from them.