#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 21, 2019

by HRC Staff

HRC President Alphonso David schools Trump on abysmal LGBTQ record; S.C. #BraveTheRainbow campaign highlights LGBTQ friendly businesses

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID SCHOOLS TRUMP ON HIS ABYSMAL RECORD ON LGBTQ EQUALITY: “Every credible LGBTQ organization is mobilizing to defeat Trump, Pence & their anti-LGBTQ extremist allies in 2020,” David (@AlphonsoDavid) said Tuesday in a Twitter thread responding to Trump’s outlandish claims that he has the support of the LGBTQ community. “Those who claim this administration is pro-LGBTQ are out of touch with facts and reality.” Read the thread here, and more on Trump’s anti-LGBTQ record from Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) at the Washington Post

NEW STUDY FINDS TRANS, NON-BINARY AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING STUDENTS AT GREATER RISK FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THAN THEIR CISGENDER PEERS: “Sadly, the findings of this very important research mirror what we are seeing among adolescent populations: Transgender and gender-expansive teens are much more likely than their cisgender peers to experience depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges due to bias and stigma,” said Ellen Kahn (@ellenbkahn), HRC Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships. More from MarketWatch, LGBTQ Nation and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

MUST-WATCH WEDNESDAY -- THE #BRAVETHERAINBOW CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHLIGHTS LGBTQ-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THE PALMETTO STATE: More from WLTX

ICYMI -- HRC ENDORSES U.S. REP. COLIN ALLRED AND TEXAS STATE REP. JULIE JOHNSON: The endorsements were announced during HRC President Alphonso David’s national tour of seven key cities to meet with and rally HRC members, advocates, voters and pro-equality candidates ahead of the 2019 and 2020 elections. Read more from James Russell (@james4texas) at the Dallas Voice

FOR NBC NEWS, ACLU’S CHASE STRANGIO (@chasestrangio) WEIGHS IN ON THE FAR-REACHING EFFECTS  OF THE TRUMP-PENCE EFFORT TO ABANDON PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES: Read more here

PARENTS AND FAMILIES OF LGBTQ KIDS CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE ACCEPTING: More from The Washington Post

LGBTQ CHURCH IN NEW MEXICO VANDALIZED FOR SIXTH TIME IN TWO WEEKS: More from PinkNews

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

OPENLY GAY SOUTH AFRICAN JUDGE LIVING WITH HIV RETIRES: More from Daily Maverick

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