#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 10, 2019

by HRC Staff

HRC honors the 71st annual Human Rights Day; Megan Rapinoe is Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year

HRC HONORS THE 71ST ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: “This year, in nearly every part of the world, we have seen advocates secure landmark victories for our community,”  said HRC President Alphonso David. “But we also continue to see systemic oppression and violence toward LGBTQ people around the world and a White House whose own indifference and actions are putting countless people at risk. We must recommit ourselves to advancing the global movement for equality and building a world where every person can thrive no matter what country they call home.” More from HRC

HRC FOUNDATION KICKS OFF SECOND WORKPLACE LGBT INCLUSION SURVEY IN CHILE: Yesterday, Fundación Iguales joined HRC in launching the second HRC Equidad CL: Programa de Equidad Laboral survey evaluating LGBT-inclusive policies and best practices at major Chilean employers. “Business leaders in Chile are driving critical progress for our community by building workplaces that are inclusive and welcoming to all,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). Read more from HRC in English and Español

MORE THAN 50 LGBTQ, PUBLIC HEALTH AND HIV & AIDS PREVENTION ORGS SEND LETTER TO FACEBOOK DEMANDING REMOVAL OF MISLEADING PREP ADS: “PrEP can save lives and has been shown to be effective at blocking HIV transmission,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Facebook and Instagram should not allow misinformation to flourish on their platforms, especially when it comes to people’s health and well-being. These dangerous ads should be removed and banned from running in the future.” Read more from The Advocate

TUESDAY TWEET -- MEGAN RAPINOE IS SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S 2019 SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: We stan a legend. Read more from Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) at SI

NEW YORK CITY REACHES GOAL IN FIGHTING HIV & AIDS -- TWO YEARS EARLY: “The target, originally set for 2020 by UNAIDS and known as 90-90-90, represents the percentage of people with HIV who know their status, who are on treatment and whose viral load is suppressed,” writes Michael Nedelman. Read more from CNN

MERRIAM-WEBSTER ANNOUNCES ‘THEY’ AS THE 2019 WORD OF THE YEAR: More from Merriam-Webster

NASHUA, N.H. SCHOOLS HAVE APPROVED A POLICY THAT AFFIRMS AND SUPPORTS TRANSGENDER STUDENTS: More from the New Hampshire Union Leader

IN TEEN VOGUE, REINA GATTUSO WRITES ABOUT THE HIGH RATES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND VIOLENCE FACED BY BISEXUAL WOMEN: “When I came out as bi, I didn’t just feel the fear associated with being a member of a marginalized community. I felt shame, as though my identity was vaguely scandalous,” says Gattuso (@reinagattuso). “It’s a reality faced by bisexual women in American culture, and it’s called hypersexualization… This false belief increases the likelihood that dangerous folks will target bi women to sexually assault.” Read the full piece from Teen Vogue (warning -- discussion of sexual assault and violence at link). 

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 HRC CONGRATULATES LGBTQ AND ALLIED NOMINEES FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES & CRITICS CHOICE!

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

DESPITE PROTESTS FROM TRANS PEOPLE AND ALLIES IN INDIA, INDIAN PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND SIGNS BILL INTO LAW: Advocates argued that the bill is harmful to the trans community, and asked the President not to approve it. More from The News Minute

SAME-SEX COUPLE IN SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, ATTACKED BY THREE PEOPLE SHOUTING ANTI-LGBTQ SLURS: More from PinkNews (warning -- description of violence at link). 

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PinkNews reports that the number of people on Tinder identifying with a gender other than “man” or “woman” is rising

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