New survey shows Tennesseans agree that anti-LGBTQ leg. is a waste of time; Time to THRIVE conference honors Don Lemon, Jamie Clayton
NEW HRC SURVEY SHOWS TENNESSEANS AGREE THAT ANTI-LGBTQ LEGISLATION IS A WASTE OF TIME: “For years, a group of extreme lawmakers have been targeting LGBTQ people in Tennessee, spreading misinformation and using vicious, harmful rhetoric while doing so,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Yet, as these new survey results show, most people in Tennessee have no interest in pursuing divisiveness for the sake of divisiveness, and think that anti-LGBTQ bills are a solution in search of a problem. Elected officials should be looking out for all of their constituents, not targeting the most vulnerable among them to appeal to a shrinking population.” More from HRC, and see the full results here.
ICYMI -- UPSTANDER AWARDEES DON LEMON (@donlemon), NICOLE MAINES (@NicoleAMaines), CAMIKA SHELBY, JAMIE CLAYTON (@MsJamieClayton), SAM LONG (@samlong713) INSPIRE PARTICIPANTS AT HRC FOUNDATION’S TIME TO THRIVE CONFERENCE: Check out their energizing and moving speeches here, and read more about this year’s Time to THRIVE from HRC.
TUESDAY TWEET -- AS VOTERS PREPARE TO CAUCUS TODAY IN NEVADA, HRC WAS ON THE GROUND HELPING NEVADANS CAUCUS: More from The Nevada Independent.
Early voting in Nevada officially kicked off on Saturday, and @HRC staff, supporters and volunteers were out at @thecenterlv to help Nevadans caucus. ��️������️��https://t.co/z7Rro55eGr pic.twitter.com/VIr8kaMrfM— HRC in Nevada (@HRC_NV) February 16, 2020
HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR MOLLY PINTA TALKS TIME TO THRIVE, COMING OUT AND WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN A LEADERSHIP ROLE: More from WBEZ.
OKLAHOMA HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL THAT WOULD PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: The bill will now move to the full state House. More from CNN.
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“THE FLASH” STAR RICK COSNETT COMES OUT AS GAY IN MOVING VIDEO: More from PinkNews.
"I'm gay. And I just wanted everyone to know because I made a promise to myself to live my truth every day."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) February 15, 2020
We're happy you're living your truth, Rick Cosnett! Sending you love today and every day. ���� https://t.co/0IQIHOUg5l
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
LGBTQ VETERANS IN UKRAINE ARE FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY: “When you speak about these things society changes,” said Nastya, an out LGBTQ veteran who asked to be identified by her first name only. “We exist, and we’re going to show our faces more and more.” More from Reuters.