#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 29, 2019

by HRC Staff

Young trans man describes being barred from military in new HRC video; Orange Is The New Black’s final season premieres on Netflix.

TRUMP AND PENCE HAVE MADE IT CLEAR WHERE THEY STAND ON LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from HRC

HRC STANDS WITH THOSE GRIEVING IN THE WAKE OF ANOTHER TRAGIC SHOOTING AT THE GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL: More from HRC.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- YOUNG TRANS MAN DESCRIBES BEING BARRED FROM MILITARY: “That’s the most blatant discrimination I’ve faced in my life…It says that we need to be silenced...That we aren’t deserving or we aren’t good enough to be able to serve our country,” says Lucas, describing how the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members upended his life. Watch at HRC.

  • It has been two years since Trump’s reckless tweets created this ban. Learn about what advocates have been doing to stop the ban from Lambda Legal and HRC.

MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES IN CONNECTION WITH JUNE ATTACK ON TRANS WOMAN IN JACKSON HEIGHTS, NYC: David Gonzalez, 34, faces two counts of felony assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and aggravated harassment. More from Advocate.

LIL NAS X SONG “OLD TOWN ROAD” TIES RECORD FOR MOST TIME AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100: More from Billboard.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S FINAL SEASON PREMIERES ON NETFLIX: More from Autostraddle.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HUNDREDS MARCH IN POLAND TO OPPOSE ATTACKS ON LGBTQ COMMUNITY: More from The Associated Press.

HORRIBLE -- TWO TRANSGENDER WOMEN KILLED IN PAKISTAN: More from The Associated Press

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

Hollywood Reporter reports that Will & Grace will end its revival run after three seasons; The Associated Press explores Germany’s largest LGBTQ event.

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