#AM_Equality September 8, 2020

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: TODAY -- HRC joins partner orgs for a Twitter chat at 2pm EDT; Non-binary director Donta Storey talks about their biopic ‘LiME’

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Three years ago, Trump endangered the futures of millions of DACA recipients -- including an estimated 75,000 LGBTQ Dreamers -- when he rescinded the policy. We need to ensure that we elect candidates up and down the ballot this fall who will restore DACA. More from HRC.

TONY MCDADE’S KILLING BY POLICE LEAVES MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: “This is sadness -- period -- for our community because we lost lives,” said Janel Diaz, a member of the Tallahassee Mayor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council. More from the Washington Blade.

TODAY -- TUESDAY TWITTER CHAT: In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September, HRC is joining the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and organizations for a Twitter chat about how this issue impacts the LGBTQ community. Join us today at 2:00 p.m. EDT using #KeepGoing.

MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS SPEAK OUT AFTER DEATH OF TRANSGENDER INMATE, LEA RAYSHON DAYE, AT OHIO JAIL: “Lea spent the last 105 days of her life in the custody of a system that could not even afford her the basic dignity of releasing and reporting to the public her correct name and gender after her passing,” the organizations said in a statement. More from WKYC.

SUSPECT CHARGED WITH MURDER IN KILLING OF BRAYLA STONE: More from Metro Weekly.

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GEORGIA CHURCH FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO SPLIT FROM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OVER LGBTQ RIGHTS: “That’s an important part of how I see myself as a Christian: helping the people on the margins, helping the people on the fringes,” Asbury Memorial Church congregant Lance Wilhelm said. “Us breaking away now really feels like liberation.” More from USA Today.

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NON-BINARY DIRECTOR DONTA STOREY (@DontaStorey) TALKS ABOUT THEIR BIOPIC ‘LiME’: “I looked at the Lena Waithes and Issa Raes of the world, and Michaela Coel, and I was like, they’re doing it. They are telling stories with queer people or Black people or people of color center stage,” said Storey. “You can tell stories that reflect the world that you live in, and the only way to do that is to do it.”More from The Advocate.

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