Tomorrow is the State of the Union; A year of Islamophobia from the White House; VA Senate passes pro-LGBTQ legislation
TOMORROW IS THE STATE OF THE UNION: “From literally day one, the Trump-Pence administration has pursued an agenda rooted in anti-LGBTQ discrimination,” said Chad Griffin, President of HRC (@ChadHGriffin). “Donald Trump and Mike Pence have indulged extremists and engaged in a systematic campaign to make millions of LGBTQ people second-class citizens. In 2018, HRC, our grassroots army of three million, and our allies all across the country will continue to resist at every turn while mobilizing the largest grassroots campaign in our history to pull the emergency brake on their despicable agenda in November.” More from HRC.
A YEAR OF ISLAMOPHOBIA AND NATIONALISM FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: It’s been one year since Trump-Pence issued a discriminatory and dangerous Muslim Ban that prevented countless people from predominantly Muslim nations from coming to the U.S. More from HRC.
6/ The U.S. must be a beacon of hope for the world’s oppressed and persecuted people, not turn our backs on refugees. #LGBTQ people from Chechnya, Egypt and other places need our help and the U.S. should welcome them. https://t.co/DlU97rZp2M— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) January 26, 2018
VIRGINIA SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE FROM DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Said Marty Rouse, HRC National Field Director: “It’s essential for the future of Virginia that the newly elected House of Delegates move swiftly to ensure these long-overdue protections are passed and sent to Governor Northam to be signed into law.” More from HRC.
MUST WATCH MONDAY -- FIVE QUESTIONS WITH LESBIAN PRO SOCCER STAR JOANNA LOHMAN: HRC’s Ashland Johnson sits down with Lohman (@JoannaLohman) to talk about her experiences as an out LGBTQ athlete and work to spread civil rights globally. More from HRC.
LOS ANGELES MAYOR & LGBTQ ALLY ERIC GARCETTI TALKS PATRIOTISM OF RESISTANCE MOVEMENT, HIS OWN POLITICAL FUTURE: Read more in his wide-ranging interview with Karen Ocamb (@KarenOcamb) from the Los Angeles Blade.
GRAMMYS HONOR LGBTQ, ALLIED ARTISTS: “Dear Evan Hansen,” written by openly gay songwriter Ben Pasek (@benjpasek) and professional partner Justin Paul (@heyitsjustin), won Best Musical Theatre Album. LCD Soundsystem, fronted by transgender singer Gavin Russom, won Best Dance recording. HRC Equality Rocks supporters Portugal The Man won Best Pop Duo / Group Performance. HRC supporter Kesha brought down the house with her performance of “Praying.” More from The New York Times.
OHIO PARENT-ADVOCATES START FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT TRANS YOUTH LIKE THEIR DAUGHTER: Their foundation will train teachers and support the Adolescent and Transition Medicine Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. More from The Cincinnati Enquirer.
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