Anti-LGBTQ extremists on the agenda for CPAC; Leaders in Miss. town turn their backs on LGBTQ neighbors; Discriminatory Puerto Rico bill dead
THE WORST OF THE WORST -- ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMISTS ON THE AGENDA FOR CPAC 2018: Who’s on the agenda for today?
SHAMEFUL -- LEADERS IN STARKVILLE, MISS. HAVE AGAIN TURNED THEIR BACKS ON THEIR LGBTQ NEIGHBORS: The city’s Board of Aldermen have denied a permit for a LGBTQ Pride parade. “Twice now Starkville has shown it is not supportive of its LGBTQ residents, and the LGBTQ community will not forget,” said HRC Mississippi State Director Rob Hill. “It's disappointing that the Starkville Board of Aldermen would deny LGBTQ people in Starkville the chance to celebrate Pride in their own city.” More from the Starkville Daily News and The Hill.
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- TODAY’S YOUTH REPRESENT OUR FUTURE, AND THAT FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT: Yesterday, across the country, youth rallied at state capitols and the U.S. capital demanding action on the epidemic of gun violence. The national walkout was in response to the Parkland shooting last week. More from CNN.
A week after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, these brave students continue to make their voices heard. It's time lawmakers listen and act. https://t.co/2ZZPHWPy1J— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) February 21, 2018
LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE BILL DEAD IN PUERTO RICO: Yesterday, the Puerto Rico House of Representatives failed to override a veto on legislation that would’ve allowed a dangerous license to discriminate and put LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities directly in harm’s way. More from The Washington Blade.
MAN ARRESTED BY ICE WHILE SEEKING LEGAL STATUS WITH HIS HUSBAND: Jose “Ivan” Nunez was in an interview with officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in West Philadelphia with his husband, Paul Frame, who is a U.S. citizen. During the interview, ICE agents arrested Nunez and placed him in custody. More from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsweek.
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES! State legislation to keep on your radar:
OPENLY LGBTQ OLYMPIC SPEED SKATER BRITTANY BOWE EARNS A BRONZE MEDAL IN OLYMPIC SPEED SKATING TEAM PURSUIT EVENT:
MORNING MUST WATCH FROM OLYMPIAN GUS KENWORTHY (@GUSKENWORTHY) ABOUT HRC AND OUR FIGHT FOR EQUALITY:
NEW YORKER’S EXPERIENCE WITH DANGEROUS “CONVERSION THERAPY” PROMPTS COUNTY BAN ON PRACTICE: More from The Buffalo News.
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SOUTH KOREA’S HEALTH MINISTRY APPROVES USE OF PrEP: However, advocates say the steep cost of the HIV preventative medication will block many from accessing it. More from Gay Star News.
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