#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 20, 2018

by Allison Turner

Religiously-affiliated colleges & universities are using Title IX waivers to discriminate

RELIGIOUSLY-AFFILIATED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES USING TITLE IX WAIVERS TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST LGBTQ STUDENTS: The Daily Beast’s Samantha Allen (@SLAwrites) reports that “transgender and gender non-conforming students at religious colleges and universities in the United States continue to live in hiding, afraid to come out for fear of facing discrimination or disciplinary action.” Despite the Trump-Pence attempts to undermine Title IX, students are still protected under the measure. HRC successfully advocated to make public the list of the schools seeking waivers, but the Trump-Pence administration has made the information difficult to access, and has failed to update the list since taking office. More from The Daily Beast.

ICYMI -- DEPT OF LABOR ISSUES DIRECTIVE ENCOURAGING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBTQ PEOPLE: Said David Stacy (@david_stacy), HRC Government Affairs Director: “This is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to implement a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people by providing unsound guidance in implementing Obama-era regulations. The erroneous application of the Supreme Court's narrow ruling in Masterpiece and recent Trump executive orders is meant to aggressively marginalize hardworking Americans because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The American people will not tolerate discrimination, and LGBTQ people will not be erased.” More from Georgia Voice.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN (@CHADHGRIFFIN) JOINS KICKOFF EVENT FOR BETSY RADER: “For too long, Ohio’s 14th Congressional District has been represented by someone who has stood in the way of progress,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “That changes this November. HRC is helping to turn out the thousands of Equality Voters across the district to send Betsy Rader to Congress and pull the emergency brake on the Trump-Pence agenda.” The district is a key pick-up opportunity to win a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. More from HRC and PRIZM News.

HRC HONORS MONICA POTTER WITH THE ALLY FOR EQUALITY AWARD AT ITS CLEVELAND DINNER:

RISING PRIDE -- MADISON, WIS. AND ALLENTOWN, PA. HOLD PRIDE EVENTS: HRC was on the ground Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to rally Pride attendees to get out the vote in the midterm elections. More from NBC15 and WFMZ.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

BRITISH EXAM BOARD WILL ALLOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO OPT OUT OF INDICATING A GENDER: More from Eventing Standard.

THE GROWING BACKLASH AGAINST LGBTQ PEOPLE IN TURKEY: More from The Guardian.

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