#AM_Equality Tipsheet: April 25, 2019

by HRC Staff

Five states affirm that trans service members can serve in National Guard; Sen. Kamala Harris shows support for non-binary ID option.

FIVE STATES AFFIRM THAT TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SERVE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD: Nevada, Washington State and Oregon have joined California and New Mexico in protecting trans service members serving in the National Guard. Earlier this month, the Trump-Pence administration implemented its dangerous and discriminatory ban on transgender people serving in the military. More from Advocate, The Hill and The Daily Beast.

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA) SUPPORTS ADDING NON-BINARY OPTION TO FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND DOCUMENTS: More from Politico.

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-OR) SPEAKS ABOUT NEED FOR EQUALITY ACT IN NEW HRC VIDEO: Watch here.

AMAZON JOINS MAJOR CORPORATION IN SIGNING LETTER OPPOSING ANTI-LGBTQ BILLS IN TENNESSEE: Earlier this week several major corporations and companies sent a letter to lawmakers in Tennessee opposing the legislature’s attempt to discriminate against LGBTQ Tennesseans. More from the Nashville Business Journal.

MICHIGAN ADOPTION AGENCY TO REVERSE POLICY, ALLOW PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN IN LGBTQ HOMES: More from The Associated Press.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG NEEDS TO REPENT FOR BEING GAY: More from Advocate and New York Magazine.

NEW STUDY SHOWS DISCRIMINATION, LACK OF ACCEPTANCE LEADS TO HEIGHTENED RISK OF POOR HEALTH: More from NBC.

NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT DISCRIMINATION FROM OUTSIDE OF AND WITHIN LGBTQ COMMUNITY LEAD TO BISEXUAL PEOPLE HAVING POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES: More from Bustle.

 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

INDIA OPENS FIRST HEALTH CLINIC RUN BY AND FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from Pink News.

MAJOR CORPORATIONS SHOW SUPPORT FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN TAIWAN: More from Openly.

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HRC interviews Parents for Transgender Equality Council member Chris Williams; HuffPost reports on a character in ‘Good Girls’ who came out as transgender

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