#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 26, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC proudly endorses Speaker Nancy Pelosi; HRC to honor “Pose” star Ryan Jamaal Swain at HRC 2020 San Antonio Dinner

HRC PROUDLY ENDORSES SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (@SpeakerPelosi): “Speaker Pelosi has always been there for the LGBTQ community in our lowest lows and highest highs,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “At each and every moment when our community has needed her, Speaker Pelosi has been there for us asking how to help. Without her commitment to progress and dedication to equality, our movement would be years if not decades behind where we proudly stand today. HRC is proud and privileged to endorse Speaker Pelosi for re-election.” More from HRC and The Advocate

HRC TO HONOR “POSE” STAR RYAN JAMAAL SWAIN AT THE 2020 HRC SAN ANTONIO DINNER: Swain (@RyanJamaal) will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award this Saturday, Feb. 29. He is best known for his role as Damon Richards-Evangelista, an ambitious, aspiring gay dancer on the critically acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated FX television series “Pose”. As a young activist, Swain lends his name as a Stonewall Ambassador to It Gets Better both in the U.S. and abroad. More from HRC

NEW BILL THAT WOULD OFFER “X” AS A GENDER MARKER OPTION ON U.S. PASSPORTS TO BE INTRODUCED IN U.S. HOUSE BY REP. RO KHANNA (D-Calif.): Said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy (@david_stacy) of the change: “We believe that visibility helps, visibility creates change… We want to create a legal system that supports those choices.” Read more from The Washington Post

WHAT WE’RE READING THIS ASH WEDNESDAY -- HRC MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTIAN SEASON OF LENT: Lent is a time of reflection and contemplation, a time when many Christians think about ways that they can become closer to God and to each other. To mark the season this year, HRC Religion & Faith Program Director Michael Vazquez (@mvsebastian) sat down with Jesuit Priest and Editor-at-Large of America Media, Father James Martin (@JamesMartinSJ). Read excerpts from their conversation here

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF NURSING PUBLISHES CASE STUDY ON THE NEEDS OF TRANSGENDER ELDERS: More from CBS 19

  • The HRC Foundation and SAGE are joining forces to launch the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) to promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ older people in residential long-term care communities. Learn more here

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LGBTQ DEMOGRAPHICS IN NEW JERSEY AND WHY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE COLLECTING MORE LGBTQ DATA: More from NJ.com

NEW STUDY SHOWS BLACK LGBTQ YOUTH FACE DISPROPORTIONATE LEVELS OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, BUT RECEIVE LESS PROFESSIONAL CARE: More from NBC

IN THE STATES

BILL THAT WOULD BAR TRANSGENDER WOMEN FROM COMPETING ON WOMEN’S SPORTS TEAMS PASSES ARIZONA HOUSE COMMITTEE: More from Metro Weekly

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

OPENLY TRANSGENDER DANCER CAMILA PRINS BREAKS BARRIERS WITH PERFORMANCE IN SÃO PAULO CARNIVAL PARADE: More from Associated Press

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NPR speaks with out singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt (@KPmusik) about her debut album “Expectations”; #BisexualMenExist trends nationally on Twitter 

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