#AM_Equality: September 24, 2020

by HRC Staff

Justice denied in Breonna Taylor case; remembering RBG

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JUSTICE DENIED IN BREONNA TAYLOR CASE, NO OFFICERS DIRECTLY CHARGED: “Yet again, the U.S. justice system failed to hold officers accountable in the unjust killing of a Black person,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@alphonsodavid). “Breonna Taylor's life is but one of many constant reminders of this country’s long history with discriminatory over-policing. May there be no peace without justice.” More from NBC News and HRC.

  • Earlier this year, HRC joined a letter with more than 350 LGBTQ organizations calling for transformational change in policing. More from HRC.

HRC RESPONDS TO POTENTIAL SCOTUS NOMINEES: Reports suggest that some of Trump’s top contenders for Supreme Court Justice include Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Allison Jones Rushing. Their records make clear that their appointment would endanger not only LGBTQ rights but the rights of countless marginalized communities. More from HRC and The Advocate.

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS RELEASES NEW REPORT DETAILING HOW TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN HAS HARMED FAITH COMMUNITIES: More from Center for American Progress.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS SHARE MESSAGES OF MOURNING, GRATITUDE IN MEMORY OF JUSTICE GINSBURG: More from HRC.

HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR ASHTON MOTA SHARES HOW SCHOOL PRINCIPALS CAN SUPPORT LGBTQ STUDENTS: More from HRC.

🇺🇸 IN THE STATES

CHARLOTTE BARBERSHOP WINS HRC & SHOWTIME’S “QUEER TO STAY” LGBTQ BUSINESS PRESERVATION FUNDING: “People are realizing what they want to be and who they are at an early age, so it’s important for us to have this in the community so we can reach out to those who don’t have that in their home or in their community,” says Alicia Phillips, one of Doyenne’s owners. “We’re here.” More from Spectrum News1.

🌎GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

POMPEO’S QUEST TO REDEFINE HUMAN RIGHTS DRAWS CONCERN AT U.N.:

More from The New York Times.

GET CULTURED

AUTHOR EMILY HASHIMOTO PENS POWERFUL PIECE ON FAMILY, IDENTITY AND COMING OUT: More from Out.

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