#AM_Equality: September 9, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC’s Alphonso David & Tori Cooper speak on violence against transgender people for ABC’s “Perspective”; HRC hosting town hall at 6pm ET

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ABC’S “PERSPECTIVE” PODCAST LOOKS AT VIOLENCE AGAINST THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: On the episode that aired September 4, HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) and HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1) joined the podcast to discuss the factors that lead to the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people and what we can all do to stop it. Take a listen at approximately the 25 minute mark, from ABC.

TODAY AT 6:00 P.M. EDT -- HRC TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE MARK KELLY: The discussion with Kelly (@CaptMarkKelly) will be moderated by HRC President Alphonso David and will also feature Arizona State Representative Daniel Hernandez (@danielforaz), HRC Arizona State Director Bridget Sharpe (@bridgetsharpeAZ) and HRC volunteers and Equality Voters. If you are a member of the media, please RSVP to Wyatt Ronan at wyatt.ronan@hrc.org.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- HRC RELEASES NEW WELCOMING SCHOOLS VIDEO AS KIDS RETURN TO THE (PHYSICAL OR VIRTUAL) CLASSROOM: Hear directly from kids about what they need to feel welcomed when they come back to school this year. Watch here, and read more from HRC.

HRC ON DEVASTATING IMPACT OF CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS FOR SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: “Conversion therapy is a fraudulent practice, plain and simple,” said HRC Senior Legislative Counsel Xavier Persad. “Crowdfunding and social platforms of any kind should actively reject content, ads and campaigns that perpetuate and support this fraudulent industry that profits on the false, discriminatory notion that being LGBTQ is wrong or is an illness that needs to be cured -- which tears lives and families apart in the process.” More from VICE.

🇺🇸 IN THE STATES

ONE YEAR AFTER BEE LOVE SLATER WAS KILLED, AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING: More from The Palm Beach Post (warning -- article contains descriptions of violence).

🌏 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

TENZIN MARIKO (@TenzinMariko), THE FIRST BUDDHIST MONK TO COME OUT PUBLICLY AS TRANSGENDER, DISCUSSES HOW HER LIFE HAS CHANGED SINCE COMING OUT: More from South China Morning Post.

LGBTQ PEOPLE AND ALLIES MARCHED FROM POLAND TO GERMANY ON SATURDAY TO HELP BRIDGE THE DIVIDE BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES: More from Reuters.

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