OB/GYN on 1557 - “The GOP is going after trans health”; Schitt’s Creek fans raise money for LGBTQ youth.
MORNING MUST READ IN DAME -- “THE GOP IS GOING AFTER TRANS HEALTH CARE”: Dr. Jennifer Gunter, an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, writes: “People need the medical care that they need. It’s really that simple. Or rather, it should be.” More from Dame.
"If the changes to Section 1557 are accepted it will be easier to discriminate not just against trans and gender non-conforming people, but many patients."@DrJenGunter on HHS' proposal to rip away people's access to critical care. #ProtectOurHealth https://t.co/rNqpnnGsQw— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 12, 2019
MAN TURNS SELF IN FOR MURDER OF DENALI STUCKEY, BLACK TRANS WOMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA: Dominick Archield, 34, is being held for the murder, and police have not ruled out hate crimes charges. Stuckey was fatally shot in North Charleston, South Carolina, on July 20. More from The Post and Courier.
HRC FOUNDATION OPENS REGISTRATION FOR 14TH ANNUAL HBCU LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS: The five-day gathering is the only leadership development and advocacy training program that empowers LGBTQ students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to act as change-agents on their campuses and in their communities. More from HRC and HBCU Buzz.
TUESDAY TWEET -- NEW HULU ANIMATED SERIES FEATURES DIVERSE FAMILIES: “The Bravest Knight,” spotlights a two-dad family and the intersections of being same-sex parents of a multicultural family formed through adoption. Said HRC Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships Ellen Kahn (@ellenbkahn). “The greater the diversity of families and people we see as we grow up, the more possibilities we see for ourselves.” More from HRC and Common Sense Media.
ILLINOIS GOV. SIGNS LAW ENSURING PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL TEACH LGBTQ HISTORY: More from CNN.
NYPD INVESTIGATING ANTI-LGBTQ GRAFFITI AS A HATE CRIME: The department has released video surveillance of the suspect and is asking the public for more information. More from NewNowNext.
LOVE THAT FOR YOU(TH) -- ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ FANS RAISE $20K FOR LGBTQ YOUTH CHARITY FOR DAN LEVY’S BIRTHDAY: More from HuffPost.
NEARLY 600 ALABAMA UNITED METHODISTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY: They signed an open letter apologizing for the church’s failure to change its stance on same-sex relations and its ban on same-sex marriage. More from CBS42.
REAL SALT LAKE COACH MIKE PETKE REMOVED FROM POSITION FOLLOWING ANTI-LGBTQ TIRADE: More from The Salt Lake Tribune.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
RUSSIAN SAME-SEX COUPLE FORCED TO FLEE COUNTRY AFTER GOVERNMENT THREATENED TO TAKE AWAY THEIR TWO CHILDREN: After Andrey Vaganov took his child to the hospital for a stomach ache, the government opened an “investigation” because the family has two fathers. More from BuzzFeed.
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Times of India shares the story of two men in Kerala challenging conventions on marriage equality by holding a ceremony and exchanging rings; Alexandria Living Magazine interviews a local advocate working to support LGBTQ youth; Queerty reports on the power of Pose’s representation of the Black LGBTQ community.