Today — civil rights leader & advocates hold press conference ahead of Equality Act hearing; UN appeals to Brunei to halt anti-LGBTQ law.
TODAY -- CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND ADVOCATES JOINED BY REP. MARY GAY SCANLON TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AHEAD OF HISTORIC EQUALITY ACT HEARING: The Coalition to Pass the Equality Act’s press conference, held ahead of the first-ever Congressional committee hearing on the Equality Act, will take place today at 1 p.m. at the House Triangle on Capitol Hill. It will highlight the critical need, efforts and unprecedented support for the Equality Act, and preview witness testimony and stories. For more information or to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY 2019: Held annually on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. Read more from HRC.
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF APPEALS TO BRUNEI TO HALT LAW THAT WOULD PUNISH LGBTQ PEOPLE WITH TORTURE AND DEATH: “I appeal to the Government to stop the entry into force of this draconian new penal code, which would mark a serious setback for human rights protections for the people of Brunei if implemented,” Michelle Bachelet said in a statement earlier today. HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) said that “it is imperative that our leaders -- including Donald Trump and Mike Pence -- make it clear that this law must not move forward. The world needs our leadership.” More from Reuters.
What a night! We’re so grateful to Senators @CoryBooker and @KamalaHarris for their leadership on LGBTQ equality and we were honored to welcome them last night to @HRC’s LA Gala. https://t.co/IY14j15pNq— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) April 1, 2019
LGBTQ WORKERS LEAVE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OVER “TREATMENT OF ITS LGBTQ EMPLOYEES”: More from BuzzFeed.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
TENS OF THOUSANDS PROTEST MEETING OF U.S. HATE GROUP IN VERONA, ITALY: The presence of the virulently anti-LGBTQ World Congress of Families turned the city into a “battlefield,” reported Giada Zampano (@GZampano) of Politico. Read more at LGBTQ Nation and Politico.
NEW STUDY SHOWS LESS THAN HALF OF URBAN MILLENNIALS IN INDIA FIND LGBTQ RELATIONSHIPS ACCEPTABLE: More from Gay Star News.
U.N. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP) AND WORLD BANK PROPOSE NEW INDICATORS IN EFFORT TO DEVELOP “INCLUSION INDEX” FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from SDG Knowledge Hub.
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