#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 8, 2020

by HRC Staff

Actress Olympia Dukakis on importance of the Equality Act; Mich. to consider offering a non-binary gender marker on driver’s licenses

ACTRESS OLYMPIA DUKAKIS (@OlympiaDukakis) SPEAKS ON THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY’S PERSEVERANCE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EQUALITY ACT: Watch here

WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- SURVEY SHOWS LGBTQ PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL FOR WORK OFTEN FACE DISCRIMINATION, HAVE SAFETY CONCERNS: “Companies need to be aware of the safety concerns their LGBT business travelers may have, and consider them in corporate mobility and travel safety protocols,” said Beck Bailey (@TheBeckBailey), Director of HRC’s Workplace Equality Program. Read more from VICE

MICHIGAN WILL CONSIDER OFFERING A NON-BINARY GENDER MARKER ON DRIVER’S LICENSES: More from The Detroit News

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE HAS FILED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST ICE: The order and request for an immediate hearing was filed after ICE transferred a trangender woman, Lexis Avilez, to a Texas detention facility. More from KPIX

ILLINOIS SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ALLOW TRANSGENDER STUDENTS TO USE LOCKER ROOMS THAT MATCH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY FOUR YEARS AFTER STUDENTS SUE: More from the Associated Press

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

PAKISTAN IS NOW COVERING TRANSITION-RELATED HEALTH CARE FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: More from Healthworld

PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT REJECTS AN APPEAL SEEKING THE LEGALIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: More from LGBTQ Nation

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

Washington Blade chronicles LGBTQ milestones in 2019 through photos; The Council for Global Equality shares its thoughts after the recall of U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote

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