#AM_Equality: September 19th, 2022

by HRC Staff

Human Rights Campaign announces key endorsements for Ohio Supreme Court

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: THE RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT MUST BE BROUGHT TO A VOTE ASAP: HRC expressed disappointment about the lack of 10 Republican votes for the popular, necessary Respect for Marriage Act, and that there will not be a vote before the Senate recess. More from HRC and Times

BIDEN MET WITH FAMILIES OF BRITTNEY GRINER AND PAUL WHELAN: The meeting marked the first time President Biden personally met with the families since their relatives were detained in Russia. More from the Advocate.

ACEY D. MORRISON, TWO-SPIRIT PERSON WITH A “JOYOUS, RESPECTFUL, LOVING SOUL,” KILLED IN SOUTH DAKOTA: “It’s clear that Acey was loved in this world. My heart hurts for those who now must grieve her absence. We are committed to ending this epidemic of violence against gender non-conforming people,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, (she/her). More from HRC.

DESANTIS CLAIMS CREDIT FOR SENDING 2 PLANES CARRYING MIGRANTS TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD: DeSantis' latest stunt to move migrants to Martha's Vineyard is horrifying but not surprising. We're all too familiar with DeSantis using innocent people as pawns in his politically motivated attacks. It's past time for new leadership in Florida. More from CNN and HRC.

INCREASING NUMBER OF STATES, PHYSICIANS SAY IT'S TIME TO END RESTRICTIONS ON GAY MEN DONATING BLOOD: The head of the American Medical Association and officials from 10 states have signed on to a letter to the Food and Drug Administration urging an end of restrictions on gay men donating blood. More from WBUR Boston.

📍 IN THE STATES

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES KEY ENDORSEMENTS FOR OHIO SUPREME COURT: More from HRC.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND ONE COLORADO HOST CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF EVENT TO MOBILIZE VOTERS FOR PRO-EQUALITY CANDIDATES IN MIDTERM ELECTIONS: The event included remarks from U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, and local nonprofit leaders and activists about extremist politicians’ escalated attacked on LGBTQ+ people and how Coloradans can support pro-equality, pro-choice, and pro-democracy candidates up and down the ballot. More from HRC.

MONTANA DEFIES ORDER ON TRANSGENDER BIRTH CERTIFICATES: More from Politico.

SF LAUNCHES FIRST NAVIGATION CENTER TO SERVE HOMELESS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: More from San Francisco Public Press

📺 GET CULTURED

THIS TRANS ARTIST HAS BEEN CREATING ART FROM BEHIND BARS FOR NEARLY THREE DECADES: More from NBC News.

A NEW GAME EXAMINES THE REAL-LIFE DRAMA OF RAISING A TRANSGENDER CHILD IN TEXAS: More from Queerty.

A DUSTIN LANCE BLACK DOCUMENTARY WILL PREMIERE AT NYC'S NEWFEST THIS FALL: More from Huffpost.

INDIGO GIRLS ON THE HISTORY OF QUEER WOMEN MUSICIANS WHO SHAPED THEM: More from the Advocate.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

MALTA’S PM PROMISES FREE GENDER AFFIRMING SURGERY AS PART OF SWEEPING LGBTQ+ RIGHTS REFORMS: More from Pink News.

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