HRC to honor actress Jamie Clayton, teacher Sam Long at Time to THRIVE Conference; 5 child welfare orgs oppose anti-LGBTQ bill in Tenn.
HRC TO HONOR ACTRESS JAMIE CLAYTON, TEACHER SAM LONG AT 7th ANNUAL TIME TO THRIVE CONFERENCE: Singer and songwriter Shea Diamond will also perform at the Feb. 14 opening event, and U.S. Congresswomen Angie Craig (D-Minn.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will be featured speakers. Clayton stars as Tess Van De Berg in Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q,” and her authentic performances have resonated with audiences, especially LGBTQ youth, throughout her acting career. Sam Long, a biology teacher at Standley Lake High School in Westminster, Colorado, is the co-founder of Colorado Transgender/Nonbinary Educators Network. Sam’s presence in the classroom as an openly transgender teacher, along with his advocacy work, sets an example for LGBTQ youth everywhere. Read more from HRC.
Joining us at our #TimeToTHRIVE Conference in February:— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) January 31, 2020
��@msjamieclayton, Upstander Award honoree
����@samlong713, Upstander Award honoree
��️@RepAngieCraig, Special guest speaker
��️Del. @eleanornorton, Special guest speakerhttps://t.co/cd0tXN8Iy0
MAJOR ORGS DEDICATED TO THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES SEND LETTER TO TENN. GOV OPPOSING STATE’S ANTI-LGBTQ LEGISLATION: It allows child welfare organizations to turn away qualified Tennesseans seeking to care for a child in need, including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective parent has previously been divorced or other parents to whom the agency has a religious objection. The bill was signed into law by Tenn. Governor Bill Lee. Read the full letter here.
1/ Five major nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being for children and families that are connected to adoption and foster care are calling out @GovBillLee for signing #HB836 into law. #tnleg https://t.co/sMKkcsr8wR pic.twitter.com/28Ete4ofty— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) January 30, 2020
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Congratulations Rachel and Shannon! ���� https://t.co/lzN30w0nGG— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) January 30, 2020
HRC INVESTS ACROSS NEVADA WITH FIRST-EVER CAUCUS ORGANIZERS: “Our biggest priorities are voter turnout, voter education and voter recruitment,” said HRC Nevada State Director Briana Escamilla (@escamillabriana). Read more from The Nevada Independent.
AN IOWA BILL THAT WOULD HAVE REMOVED DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE HAS DIED IN COMMITTEE: Read more from KCRG.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE ANALYSIS FINDS THAT REPORTED HATE CRIMES ARE ON THE RISE IN CHICAGO, INCLUDING THOSE TARGETING LGBTQ PEOPLE: “LGBT people have been the target of more reported hate crimes than any group in Chicago over the last eight years: 159,” writes reporter Dan Hinkel (@dhinkel). “That also was true [in 2019]. The 29 alleged crimes reported as of mid-November nearly doubled the 16 reported in 2018.” Read the full analysis here.
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