#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 24, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC President Alphonso David on Morning Joe; David visited S.C. yesterday, spoke with Equality Voters, visited Mother Emanuel AME Church

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID ON MSNBC’S MORNING JOE THIS MORNING: David (@AlphonsoDavid) discussed his meetings with Equality Voters and LGBTQ voters across the country, and announced that HRC will be releasing a candidate questionnaire with answers from most Democratic candidates this afternoon at 3 p.m. eastern time. Watch here

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID VISITED MOTHER EMANUEL AME CHURCH YESTERDAY IN CHARLESTON, SC: In addition to visiting Mother Emanuel on Sunday and meeting with the pastor there, David spoke with Equality Voters at a collaborative event with local LGBTQ and allied organizations to show the impact of LGBTQ voters and our allies in the South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary, to help get out the pro-equality vote and to raise the visibility of LGBTQ issues. There are at least 289,000 Equality Voters and 137,000 LGBTQ voters in South Carolina, the final early state primary or caucus. More from HRC

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ISSUES NEW HANDBOOK WITH ANTI-TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY LANGUAGE: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should be affirming its transgender and non-binary Church members, not dissuading them from accessing medically necessary care,” said HRC Foundation Religion & Faith Program Director Michael Vazquez (@mvsebastian). “LGBTQ Mormons are yearning for a welcoming Church family, and we look forward to the day when all LGBTQ Mormons can see themselves affirmed and fully included within their faith community.” 

MONDAY MUST READ -- TRANS TEEN IN OREGON SHARES JOURNEY, FIGHTS FOR RIGHT TO ATTEND SCHOOL FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION: When 16-year-old Julian Holman was able to get the medically-necessary care he needed to live his life fully, he turned to his mother and said “Mom, I’m free.” Learn more about Julian, his mom Karen and what still needs to be done to support transgender youth across Oregon and the United States in Statesman Journal.

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ (@GovTimWalz) RALLIES WITH ADVOCATES TO CALL ON STATE SENATE TO PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Neighborhood News.

ANTI-LGBTQ JUDGE ANDREW BRASHER CONFIRMED TO ATLANTA’S 11TH U.S. COURT OF APPEALS: HRC opposed this nomination and urged the U.S. Senate to not confirm. Brasher has developed a professional record devoted to undermining access to the ballot and LGBTQ equality. More from Project Q.

IN THE STATES

TRANSPHOBIC BILL IN ALABAMA APPROVED IN COMMITTEE, HEADS TO HOUSE VOTE: The bill would block transgender student-athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender. More from AL.com.

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LENA WAITHE TO VOICE LESBIAN CHARACTER IN UPCOMING PIXAR FILM: Waithe’s (@LenaWaithe) character, in the upcoming film “Onward,” is believed to be the “first clearly gay character in Disney/Pixar history,” according to The Advocate.

BET LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOCUSED ON LGBTQ COMMUNITY: Follow along at the hashtag #29DaysofQueerExcellence. More from Grit Daily.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break! 

Metro Weekly reviews the film ‘And Then We Danced,’ about Georgian dancers who fall in love; CBC reports on a Nova Scotia group of parent-advocates working to protect their trans and non-binary children

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