HRC’s Chris Sgro speaks on Trump-Pence admin’s ongoing attacks on LGBTQ people; Josie Totah to star in reboot of ‘Saved by the Bell”
ON FOX NEWS, HRC’S CHRIS SGRO SOUNDS OFF ON THE TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN’S ONGOING ATTACKS ON LGBTQ PEOPLE: “He has spent his time in office attacking the most marginalized people within the LGBTQ community, and that’s the transgender community,” said Sgro (@cristofersgro). More from Emily DeCiccio (@EmilyDeCiccio) at Fox News.
FACEBOOK NOW LABELING ADS THAT SPREAD MISINFORMATION ABOUT PrEP TO LIMIT THEIR VISIBILITY: Previously, HRC joined more than 50 LGBTQ, public health and HIV and AIDS prevention organizations in sending a letter to Facebook, demanding the removal of the misleading ads. Read more from The Washington Post.
NEW STUDY AFFIRMS THAT TRANS CHILDREN KNOW THEIR GENDER IDENTITY FROM A YOUNG AGE: “There is almost no difference between these trans and cisgender kids of the same gender identity -- both in how, and the extent to which, they identify with their gender or express that gender,” said the study’s lead author, Selin Gülgöz (@selingulgoz). More from Reuters.
TUESDAY TWEET -- LAST NIGHT, HRC HOSTED A SCREENING OF THE FILM “JUST MERCY”: More from HRC.
Tonight, @HRC hosted a screening of @JustMercyFilm — an important story about confronting inequality & injustice that everyone should see. Thanks to @MargaretHoover for joining me for a conversation on race, justice, and how we can all fight discrimination and inequality. pic.twitter.com/NKYkoConai— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) January 7, 2020
TENNESSEE BILL WOULD FORCE TRANS STUDENTS TO PLAY ON SPORTS TEAMS BASED ON THEIR SEX ASSIGNED AT BIRTH: More from News Channel 5.
ICYMI -- AMERICAN AIRLINES NAMES KENNETH CHARLES AS NEW CHIEF INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY OFFICER: Charles is a former member of HRC’s Business Council, which provides expert advice and counsel on LGBTQ workplace issues. Read more here.
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AUTHOR AND FORMER CO-HOST OF “WHAT NOT TO WEAR” STACY LONDON (@stacylondon) REVEALS “FIRST SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH A WOMAN”: “So I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it,” London said, referring to musician Cat Yezbak (@catyezbak . Read more from People.
ACTOR JAKE GYLLENHAAL WILL REPORTEDLY PRODUCE “FUN HOME” FILM AND PLAY GAY FATHER BRUCE BECHDEL: More from NewNowNext.
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BELIZE COURT OF APPEAL AFFIRMS PRIOR COURT RULING THAT BANNING SAME-SEX RELATIONS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN CASE INITIATED BY HRC GLOBAL INNOVATOR CALEB OROZCO (@UNIBAMSupport): More from Los Angeles Blade.
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BookRiot reviews 15 LGBTQ sci-fi books; Los Angeles Blade tells the story of finding a rare 19th century essay that argued for the acceptance of same-sex relations; Outsports reports that openly gay NFL coach Katie Sowers (@KatieSowers) is featured in a Microsoft NFL ad