#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 9, 2020

by HRC Staff

How 70,000+ HRC supporters persuaded Hallmark to reinstate ad feat. same-sex couple; No Soggy Bottoms for Tan France

HRC’S ELLEN KAHN WRITES ABOUT HER WEDDING — AND HOW 70,000+ HRC MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS HELPED PERSUADE HALLMARK TO REVERSE ITS DECISION TO REMOVE AN AD FEATURING A SAME-SEX COUPLE: “In my work at the Human Rights Campaign, I have seen our community attacked, belittled and yes, erased… But I’ve also seen our community and our allies jump into action to defend and support each other on issues big and small — from marching for equality in both freezing rain and sweltering heat, and testifying before Congress, to writing letters and showing up magnificently at the polls,” writes Kahn (@ellenbkahn), HRC Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships. Read the full op-ed from The Advocate

THANKFUL THURSDAY — CONGRATS TO ACTIVIST GAVIN GRIMM (@GavinGrimmVA) ON HIS ELECTION TO ACLU’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Read more from The Advocate

NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAM TO INCORPORATE LESSONS ON LGBTQ HISTORY INTO CURRICULUM: More from WCBS

68% OF OHIOANS BACK NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from Cleveland.com

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THE SOCIETY OF LGBTQ ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR DORIAN AWARDS: More from The Advocate

“QUEER EYE” STAR TAN FRANCE (@tanfrance) WILL COMPETE IN “THE GREAT CELEBRITY BAKE OFF” TO AID CANCER ORG: More from Out Magazine

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS ACKNOWLEDGED PETITIONS FROM 230,000 PEOPLE ADVOCATING FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: More from The Advocate

NEW SURVEY SHOWS RISING SUPPORT FOR ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN HONG KONG: More from South China Morning Post

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The New York Times reports on the final season of Schitt’s Creek and the show’s LGBTQ themes; Boston Spirit Magazine tells the stories of LGBTQ women organizers in Boston

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