We need real leadership in the White House; HRC mourns Kee Sam, Black trans woman killed in Louisiana
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Last night’s debate proved that we need real leadership in the White House. From Trump’s failure to address the COVID-19 pandemic -- which has hit LGBTQ people harder than most -- and his attacks on LGBTQ workplace protections in spite of Bostock’s progress, it’s clearer than ever that we must vote for equality this election. Visit hrc.org/election2020 to learn more.
HRC MOURNS KEE SAM, BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN LOUISIANA IN AUGUST: Her death is believed to be at least the 27th violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person this year in the U.S. “We know that Black trans women are disproportionately affected by this violence, and yet far too many still remain silent about the violence we face,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1). “We must all support and protect our trans friends and family. We must also ensure that hate crime laws and judicial systems hold those who hurt us accountable.” More from HRC.
WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- LGBTQ SALON KEEPS ITS DOORS OPEN AMID THE PANDEMIC: HRC’s partnership with Showtime for the “Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative” has helped Salon Benders remain a safe haven for the LGBTQ community in Long Beach, Calif. “Now more than ever, it’s especially important to preserve affirming, welcoming community spaces for LGBTQ+ people, including young people who may not have supportive families of communities at home, face rejection or discrimination for simply being who they are,” said HRC Press Secretary Viet Tran (@viethoaitran). More from The Grunion.
HRC IS PARTNERING WITH THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR AN INSTAGRAM LIVE ON FRIDAY: The Instagram live will discuss suicide prevention awareness and how we can help take care of both our own mental health and that of others. More from HRC.
We’re partnering with the @afspnational for an open conversation about suicide prevention awareness and how we can help take care of both our own mental health and that of others. Be sure to tune in to our Instagram Live this Friday, October 2 (@ humanrightscampaign). pic.twitter.com/lTAZjLZUHS— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 28, 2020
NEW STUDY, PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS, FINDS EARLY GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE LEADS TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR TRANS YOUTH: More from NBC Out.
TELEHEALTH STARTUP BRINGS GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PROGRAM: More from MedCityNews.