#AM_Equality: Profile of plaintiffs in HRC 1557 suit; new data shows reopening’s negative economic impact on LGBTQ people
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FIGHTING TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY: Cecilia Gentili (@CeciliaGentili) and Tanya Walker are the plaintiffs in the Human Rights Campaign’s and BakerHostetler’s lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence administration’s attempt to illegally strip away anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act. These women are storied leaders in the fight to protect the rights and welfare of the LGBTQ community.
NEW DATA SHOWS REOPENING’S NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON LGBTQ PEOPLE: Today, in partnership with PSB Insights, the HRC Foundation released new data outlining how the first phases of reopening have mostly failed to mend the devastating economic impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community while giving rise to new economic problems.
Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “As some communities start to go back to work, many times in fear and without choice, we’re seeing that LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color and transgender people, are being left behind.” More from Forbes and Reuters.
FRIDAY FEATURE: REPRESENTATIVE JENNIFER WEXTON PENS POWERFUL OP-ED CONDEMNING PROPOSED HUD RULE: “Now, at a time when access to safe housing is absolutely vital, HUD is advancing a rule change that would enshrine anti-trans discrimination in federal regulations,” writes Representative Wexton (@RepWexton). “This senseless policy needlessly puts lives at risk, and it’s critical that the American people speak out about why this rule change is dangerous and contrary to our values.” More in The Washington Blade.
HRC SVP JAY BROWN JOINS LYFT’S SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL: More from Lyft.
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