“Unite for Equality” Live; HRC launches new education campaign amplifying trans & non-binary voices
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LAST NIGHT, HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN HELD STAR-STUDDED “UNITE FOR EQUALITY LIVE” NATIONAL EVENT: Human Rights Campaign “Unite for Equality Live” National Event featured remarks from HRC friends and family, including Vice President Joe Biden (@JoeBiden), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) and Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten), Dominique Jackson (@tyraaross), Annette Bening, Titus Burgess (@Instatituss), and Yeardley Smith (@YeardleySmith). More from The Hollywood Reporter, The Washington Blade, Gay Times and NBC.
HRC ANNOUNCES NEW EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IN COLLABORATION WITH WARNER MEDIA TO STOP STIGMA, SAVE LIVES: The campaign, featuring Pose’s Dominique Jackson, works to break the connection between anti-trans stigma and violence against the transgender and non-binary community by amplifying everyday stories of resilience, joy and humanity through a series of short PSAs. More from HRC, Variety and Metro Weekly.
HRC MOURNS AERRION BURNETT, BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN MISSOURI: “Black transgender women are being killed at horrifying rates in this country,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1). “We need everyone -- from community organizers to those in the highest levels of our government -- to take action to end this epidemic of violence. As we remember [Aerrion], we continue to call for justice for all trans and gender non-conforming people.” More from HRC.
“WE ARE EVERYWHERE”: HOW RURAL QUEER COMMUNITIES CONNECT THROUGH STORYTELLING: More in National Geographic.
SORAYA SANTIAGO, PUERTO RICAN LGBTQ ICON, DIES AT 73: “Those were doors I opened, and I hope to keep opening more doors so that the community can keep establishing itself where it should be and not where people want it to be,” Santiago was once quoted as saying. More in ABC News.