#AM_Equality Tipsheet: April 3, 2018

by Allison Turner

Grindr changes policy regarding sharing users’ HIV status with outside vendors; Leading mental health associations denounce Trump-Pence trans military ban

GRINDR CHANGES POLICY REGARDING SHARING USERS’ HIV STATUS WITH OUTSIDE VENDORS: The dating app disclosed that they passed the information to two separate vendors -- but announced they will stop following outcry. More from The Los Angeles Times and Axios.

TWO LEADING MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATIONS DENOUNCE TRUMP-PENCE TRANS MILITARY BAN: The American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association called out the Pentagon’s claim that scientific evidence is “unclear” for treatment of gender dysphoria. “That’s really not true and it’s certainly not true among the actual experts,” said Dr. Jack Drescher, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who is a distinguished fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. More from The Washington Examiner.

VOTING ENDS TODAY -- ANCHORAGE RESIDENTS MUST REJECT DANGEROUS PROP 1: The discriminatory ballot measure would rip away crucial non-discrimination protections and enshrine discrimination into law by forcing transgender people to use facilities that are inconsistent with their gender identity. A growing list of bipartisan Anchorage community leaders and businesses have come out against the proposition, including leaders from faith communities, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the superintendent of public education and both mayoral candidates. More from HRC.

TUESDAY TEARJERKER: Check out this heartwarming video from attn highlighting what we already know -- when LGBTQ youth have supportive families, they thrive. More from attn.

  • A new study from the University of Texas found that when trans youth have their names and pronouns respected, they have better mental health outcomes. More from NewNowNext.

NEW POLLING FINDS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE LESS LIKELY TO SUPPORT TRUMP: Survey results from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that young people are more likely to believe Trump is racist and dishonest. More from Chicago Pride and  The Associated Press.

FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST ITHACA (N.Y.) POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT BE DISMISSED:  Sarah Crews, a 15-year veteran of the department, alleges she was discriminated against based on her gender identity and sexual orientation. More from Ithaca.com.

ANN ARBOR, MICH., CHILD PLACEMENT AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY HRC: Hands Across the Water earned the HRC Foundation’s All Children, All Families Leadership Status for supporting LGBTQ youth and prospective parents. More from Michigan Live.

IN MEMORY OF JUDGE STEPHEN REINHARDT: He  wrote the opinion for the Ninth Circuit in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (later Hollingsworth v. Perry), in which the court ruled against California’s Proposition 8. More from Los Angeles Blade.

REGGIE BULLOCK OPENS UP ABOUT TRANS SISTER: During a panel discussion with HRC’s Liam Miranda (@liamiest), the NBA player (@ReggieBullock35) honored his transgender sister, Mia Henderson, who was brutally murdered in 2014. More from NewNowNext.

NAME CHANGE PROJECT OFFERS TRANS COMMUNITY FREE LEGAL NAME CHANGE SERVICES: More from WESA.

IOWA BOYS STATE PROGRAM REVERSES DECISION, ALLOWS TRANS BOY TO ATTEND: Emmet Cummings was selected to his local chapter, but originally denied attendance at the state level. The program teaches students about the government. More from KCRG.

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY WILL HOLD LGBTQ EVENT DESPITE ANTI-EQUALITY EFFORTS TO DERAIL IT: More from TMJ4.

MISSISSIPPI SAME-SEX COUPLE CAMPAIGN TO BE PROM KING & QUEEN: Hernando High School students Kenzie Ellenberger and Mallory Boone started an online petition after their principal refused to allow them on the ballot. More from Clarion Ledger.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

CELEBS, WRITERS, ACTIVISTS CALL FOR JUSTICE FOR MURDERED HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE IN BRAZIL: Ava DuVernay (@ava), Janelle Monáe (@JanelleMonae), Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (@AdichieSpeaks), Patrisse Kahn-Cullors (@OsopePatrisse) and Angela Davis are among the many who are calling for an independent commission to investigate the murder of Marielle Franco, a member of Rio de Janeiro’s city council. More from The Root.

AWFUL -- INDONESIAN MEN ARRESTED IN SUSPICION OF BEING LGBTQ WILL FACE PUBLIC CANING: More from Gay Star News.

BIG STEP FOR JAPANESE MARRIAGE EQUALITY: The city of Fukuoka will allow same-sex couples to have their partnerships recognized by law. More from Pink News.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Time defines the new LGBTQ-inclusive terms added to the Oxford English Dictionary; The Associated Press reports that Lesley Mumford is first openly trans woman accepted to attend the FBI National Academy; OutSports shares the story of Scotia Mullin, an Australian international student and openly gay diver in Wyoming; Billboard looks at the history of LGBTQ representation on American Idol; OutSmart Magazine interviews local trans teen and model Madelyn Whitley

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