#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 27, 2018

by Allison Turner

First LGBT workplace inclusion survey in Chile; New video on anti-LGBTQ record of Scott Wagner

HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: “Senator McCain was a patriot and a hero, whose life was defined by his service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. While we disagreed on many issues, later in his career, he became an increasingly vocal advocate for LGBTQ servicemembers. In the last few years, Senator McCain blocked anti-LGBTQ language in the National Defense Authorization Act, opposed a ‘license to discriminate’ bill in Arizona, denounced the Trump-Pence Administration's effort to ban transgender troops and spoke out against the nomination of the anti-LGBTQ Mark Green to lead the Army. We join with millions of Americans in mourning his loss, and extend our deepest condolences to Senator McCain’s wife, Cindy, and his entire family.” More from HRC.

HRC AND FUNDACIÓN IGUALES LAUNCH FIRST LGBT WORKPLACE INCLUSION SURVEY IN CHILE: “As HRC expands its efforts to bring LGBT workplace equality across the Americas, we are excited to work with Iguales to promote LGBT-inclusive practices among Chilean employers,” said Deena Fidas, HRC Director of HRC Equidad MX and HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program, and co-author of the CEI. “As we have seen in the U.S. and Mexico, more corporations identify LGBT inclusion as a fundamental value that provides a competitive business edge and greater economic impact. We commend Chile for its leadership on promoting an LGBT-inclusive corporate culture across Chile and throughout the South American region.” More from HRC.

HRC Y FUNDACIÓN IGUALES LANZAN PRIMERA ENCUESTA DE INCLUSIÓN LGBT EN CENTROS LABORALES DE CHILE: “A medida que HRC expande sus esfuerzos para traer la igualdad laboral de personas LGBT a las Américas, nos complace trabajar con Iguales para promover prácticas de inclusión LGBT en las compañías chilenas”, dijo Deena Fidas, directora de HRC Equidad MX y el Programa de Igualdad en el Centro Laboral de HRC y coautora del CEI. “Como hemos visto en Estados Unidos y México, más empresas consideran la inclusión LGBT como un valor fundamental que proporciona una ventaja comercial competitiva y un mayor impacto económico. Felicitamos a Chile por su liderazgo en promover una cultura corporativa inclusiva en el país y en toda la región sudamericana”. Más de HRC, La Tercera y emol.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- NEW HRC VIDEO DETAILS ANTI-LGBTQ RECORD OF PENNSYLVANIA GUBNATORIAL CANDIDATE SCOTT WAGNER: After making transphobic comments and saying he’d be open to rolling back LGBTQ rights, Scott Wagner still thinks that he should be the next governor of Pennsylvania. Wagner unconscionable statement comes around the 49-minute mark of this video. More from Gay Star News. Watch here.

HRC JOINS NATIONWIDE RALLIES TO #StopKavanaugh: St. Louis-based attorney Sarah Garber spoke with HRC ahead of the St. Louis rally, where she delivered remarks on behalf of other HRC members and supporters about the dangers posed by Kavanaugh’s nomination. More from HRC.

CALIFORNIA GOV. JERRY BROWN SIGNS BILL DESIGNATING COUNTRY’S FIRST STATE MEMORIAL FOR LGBTQ VETERANS: More from Q Voice News.

INSURANCE BOARD THAT OVERSEES BENEFITS FOR WISCONSIN STATE WORKERS RESTORES COVERAGE FOR TRANSITION-RELATED CARE: More from The Associated Press.

HRC JOINS “EQUAL FUTURE” CAMPAIGN TO SHARE STORIES OF LGBTQ CATHOLICS: The campaign is encouraging those attending the World Meeting of Families to urge the Catholic Church to change its teachings on the LGBTQ community. More from The Irish Times and Reuters.

FORMER NAPA COUNTY, CA., CORRECTIONAL OFFICER SUES, CITING ALLEGED ANTI-GAY, ABLEIST HARASSMENT: More from NBC Bay Area.

TRANS BRIGHAM YOUNG STUDENT FEARS EXPULSION FOR SEEKING MEDICALLY NECESSARY CARE: More from The Washington Post.

RETIRED CASEWORKER FOR OSWEGO COUNTY, NY, WINS LAWSUIT AFTER BEING DENIED MEDICALLY NECESSARY CARE: More from Metro Weekly.

PHILLIP PICARDI NAMED EDITOR IN CHIEF OF OUT MAGAZINE: Picardi is the former chief content officer of Teen Vogue. Congrats, Phillip! More from Wall Street Journal.

HRC HOSTS DISCUSSION ON LGBTQ PEOPLE AND THE CONSTITUTION: More from HRC.

CHUFUE YANG ALLEGES HE WAS DROPPED FROM MODELING AGENCY FOR BEING GAY AND HMONG AMERICAN: More from Pink News.

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! Check out these tips for making classrooms more inclusive from HRC.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ATTACK ON MALAYSIAN TRANS WOMAN STOKES FLAME OF ONGOING ANTI-LGBTQ ACTIONS: More from Reuters.

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Paper Magazine interviews Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) and Troye Sivan (@troyesivan) about LGBTQ equality; Reuters discusses the challenges of LGBTQ communities of color and those from immigrant backgrounds in London; Gay Star News reviews a recent episode of “What Would You Do” involving parents not accepting their son for being gay

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