HRC endorses history-making Sarah McBride; HRC launches survey to capture LGBTQ voting experiences
HISTORY IN THE MAKING -- HRC ENDORSES SARAH MCBRIDE: “At a time when equality is under attack at the federal level, it has never been more important for states like Delaware to show the nation what is possible when we reject the politics of division and embrace the politics of progress,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “We’re proud to endorse Sarah’s historic candidacy, and cannot wait to call her Senator McBride.” More from HRC and Delaware Public Media.
.@SarahEMcBride is a trailblazer and a change maker who will not shy away from standing up and speaking out for what’s right. That’s why we’re in Wilmington today to announce @HRC’s endorsement of her historic bid for the Delaware State Senate. https://t.co/JRKv6CXbX2 pic.twitter.com/LD9t2GmEbB— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) August 25, 2019
HRC LAUNCHES SURVEY TO CAPTURE LGBTQ VOTING EXPERIENCES: When LGBTQ people vote, we make a big difference. �� However, many have faced barriers accessing the polls, particularly transgender people and LGBTQ people of color. HRC is collecting data to better understand our community’s experience with voting. More at hrc.im/VotingSurvey.
We know LGBTQ voters are a powerful voting bloc. ����— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 23, 2019
But we also know that many people in our community have faced barriers exercising the right to vote. Take our survey and tell @HRC about your experiences: https://t.co/DoRHt9ESpm pic.twitter.com/xZE3f62U01
TRANS WOMAN ATTACKED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA: Local police are finalizing their report, but have not confirmed if the investigation has concluded. The victim, J, alleges she was called anti-trans slurs, choked and knocked unconscious by a group of men. More from San Luis Obispo Tribune.
POSE STARS TALK ABOUT THE NEED FOR HAPPY ENDINGS IN LGBTQ MEDIA: More from Vice.
PRO-EQUALITY UNITED METHODISTS MEET TO DISCUSS UPDATING CHURCH POLICIES FOR LGBTQ MEMBERS: The group, known as UMCNext, are hoping to change denominational policies banning marriage equality and ordaining LGBTQ clergy. More from AL.com.
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID MEETS WITH LGBTQ LATINX COMMUNITY LEADERS IN LAS VEGAS: Being LGBTQ and Latinx sometimes means balancing what can feel like two disparate identities, several organizers in those communities shared in a roundtable discussion at the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada (@thecenterlv). Read more from Megan Messerly (@meganmesserly) in the Nevada Independent.
.@HRC was proud to join community leaders in Las Vegas to discuss the vital work around intersectionality and the work we must do to move equality forward for LGBTQ Latinx people in Nevada and across the nation. pic.twitter.com/BJmZObbNk7— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 23, 2019
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
TURKEY DEPORTING VULNERABLE SYRIANS, INCLUDING LGBTQ PEOPLE, DESPITE LEGAL PROTECTIONS: One such Syrian, a trans woman, was deported even after recently having a UNHCR protection officer assigned to her case. More from The Guardian.
HRC ANNOUNCES 3RD YEAR OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS IN PRIDE: The 2019 partners include advocates and organizations in Colombia, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Ecuador, Ukraine, Barbados, Uganda, Bermuda and Jordan. More from HRC.
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