DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE ADOPTS NON-BINARY INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE IN ITS CHARTER AND RULES: The new language amends a requirement that all committees and like bodies must be divided equally between men and women to account for members who are non-binary. More from CNN.
FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO TREAT TRANS INMATE WITH DIGNITY: The ruling ensures that Reiyn Keohane, a trans woman, has access to medically-necessary care as well as women’s clothing and grooming items. More from Miami Herald.
RALLY AT FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN ALBUQUERQUE FOR TRANS WOMAN FROM HONDURAS WHO DIED IN ICE CUSTODY: Last month, HRC sent a FOIA request to the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for records related to the detention and death of Roxsana Hernandez. More from KOAT.
TRIAL BEGINS IN MURDER OF HOUSTON TRANS WOMAN: Tariq Lackings, 32, is accused of murder in the 2016 shooting of Shante Isaac, 34. More from LMT Online.
AFTER REGRETTABLE INCIDENT, MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT MOVES FORWARD WITH HELP FROM HRC’S WELCOMING SCHOOLS PROGRAM: More from HRC.
APPEALS COURT TOSSES RIDICULOUS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING CONGRESS MEMBER’S RIGHT TO DISPLAY RAINBOW PRIDE FLAG: More from Times of San Diego.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
ANTI-LGBTQ ACTIVISTS IN TAIWAN PROPOSE PUBLIC VOTE ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY: The move comes after Taiwan’s top court ruled last year that the ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional and it must be enacted within two years. More from Channel News Asia.
IRAQI MAN OUTED AS GAY BY AUSTRIAN IMMIGRATION OFFICERS, REFUSED ASYLUM: More from Independent.
FIVE CHARGED IN MURDER OF TRANS WOMAN IN FRANCE: More from BBC.
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The (Raleigh) News & Observer interviews a former University of Alabama student who came out as gay while serving as a fraternity president; them reviews the first original series for the streaming network Crunchyroll, created by a trans man; Creative Review looks at a new exhibit at the London’s British Museum on resistance that includes a HRC button