#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 16, 2019

by HRC Staff

Trump-Pence administration ending protections for migrant asylum seekers; Gay pioneer mathematician Alan Turing to be on British note.

UNCONSCIONABLE -- THE TRUMP-PENCE ADMINISTRATION’S LATEST ATTACK REMOVES PROTECTIONS FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS: Reports CNN: the move by Trump-Pence “would prohibit migrants who have resided or ‘transited en route’ in a third country from seeking asylum in the U.S., therefore barring migrants traveling through Mexico from being able to claim asylum and as a result, drastically limit who's eligible for asylum.” More from HRC.

  • ICE fails to provide livable conditions for transgender detainees: Transgender detainees in a privately-run center in rural New Mexico detailed the deplorable conditions in a letter, released by Trans Queer Pueblo, a Phoenix-based advocacy group. More from Phoenix New Times and Washington Blade

MICHAEL L. JOHNSON BECOMES POWERFUL SYMBOL OF NEED TO OVERHAUL HIV CRIMINALIZATION LAWS: Last week, Johnson, a gay athlete convicted of not disclosing his HIV status to sexual partners, was released from prison 25 years earlier than expected. He plans to work with advocates to update laws that stigmatize and unfairly penalize people living with HIV. More from The New York Times

TUESDAY TWEET -- ALAN TURING, GAY PIONEER MATHEMATICIAN AND CODEBREAKER TO BE FEATURED ON £50 BRITISH BANK NOTE. More from NBC, The Washington Post and The Telegraph.

REMEMBERING ROSE GREENE, LONGTIME CHAMPION FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS: Greene helped develop the inaugural California AIDS ride in 1994 -- a multi-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for HIV and AIDS services. More from Los Angeles Times

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA REJECTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BY ONE VOTE: More from CBC and Pink News.  

“FREEDOM OF RELIGION IS NOT FREEDOM TO HARM”: Read this powerful oped by Dr. Justin Koonin (@JustinKoonin), president of ACON (@ACONHEALTH), Australia’s largest LGBTQI health organization, in The Sydney Morning Herald.

MOUNIR BAATOUR OF TUNISIA IS RUNNING TO BECOME THE WORLD’S FIRST OPENLY GAY MUSLIM PRESIDENT: More from Independent

LGBTQ CANADIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DURING THE COLD WAR TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION: More from Pink News.

JAPAN LGBTQ COMMUNITY HOPES UPCOMING ELECTION WILL ADVANCE DISCUSSION ON LGBTQ RIGHTS: More from Japan Today

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

Gay Star News spotlights importance of the first Bisexual Health Summit at the 2019 National Sexual Health Conference; OutSports highlights LGBTQ swimming club District of Columbia Aquatics Club (@swimdcac) breaking world records at the International Gay and Lesbian world championship meet 

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