#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 30, 2019

by HRC Staff

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks with NYTimes Magazine; HRC hosts Twitter chat to mark Minority Mental Health Month.

U.S. SOCCER SUPERSTAR MEGAN RAPINOE TALKS WITH NYTIMES MAGAZINE ABOUT HER ACTIVISM, RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCCER AND LOVE OF CELEBRATING: “In this incredible moment that I have, I would like to use this platform to unify people. That doesn’t mean get everybody to the left, but I want to bring everybody to the conversation, and the basis of it is equal rights,” said Rapinoe (@mPinoe). Read the full interview here.

TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC HOSTS TWITTER CHAT TO MARK MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: HRC was joined online by partners across the country to break down the stigma surrounding mental health in LGBTQ communities and communities of color. Check out the conversation at #MMHMChat.

LGBTQ MIGRANTS & ASYLUM SEEKERS FACE “BURDEN OF PROOF” OF THEIR IDENTITIES WHEN ENTERING THE U.S.: “Migrants are forced to reveal private and intimate details about their lives to meet the burden of proof -- from the moment they first realized they were queer and/or trans to how many partners they've had,” writes Justin Agrelo (@JstnAgrlo) for the Chicago Reader. “An individual judge's cultural biases have a considerable impact on whether or not an LGBTQ migrant will be granted asylum.” Read the full piece here.

NEW REPORT FROM CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS FINDS BETSY DEVOS IS FAILING TO PROTECT LGBTQ STUDENTS’ CIVIL RIGHTS: More from CAP and The New York Times.

RECENT DATA SHOWS MORE BLACK WOMEN ARE IDENTIFYING AS BISEXUAL: Twenty-three percent of Black women ages 18 to 34 now identify as bi -- that’s three times higher than it was 10 years ago. Over the last decade, bisexual women have accounted for almost all the growth among those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Read more from Newsone.

LOS ANGELES MOVES TO FORMALLY INCLUDE LGBTQ BUSINESSES IN THE CONTRACT PROCESS: With the change, L.A. becomes the largest city in the U.S. to do so. More from Forbes.

OPENLY GAY & HIV POSITIVE PRIEST JIDE MACAULAY WORKS TO END STIGMA AND ADVOCATE FOR INCLUSION: Macaulay (@RevJide) advocates for LGBTQ inclusion and the inclusion of people who are HIV positive in the Church of England. More from PinkNews

LGBTQ MEDIA GROUP GAY STAR NEWS TO CLOSE TODAY: More from PinkNews

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

FIRST OPENLY TRANS LAWMAKER IN PHILIPPINES URGES COLLEAGUES TO PASS BILL PROTECTING LGBTQ COMMUNITY: More from Manila Bulletin.

HUNDREDS MARCH AGAINST ANTI-TRANSGENDER VIOLENCE IN TEL AVIV: In the wake of a suspected hate crime outside a local LGBTQ center, the marchers denounced violence against Israel's transgender community. More from The Times of Israel.

IN ADDITION TO GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN, TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND QUEER WOMEN ARE ALSO TARGETS OF CHECHNYA’S ANTI-LGBTQ PURGE: Read the full piece from Natalie Vikhrov (@natalievikhrov) at BuzzFeed

  • Amin Dzhabrailov, a gay man who was persecuted and tortured in Chechnya, speaks out about his experience. More from TIME.

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Midland Reporter-Telegram reports that Texas student Madeleine Mathis has organized the area’s first-ever local Pride event; Complex reports that Lil Nas X song “Old Town Road” has broken the record for the longest time at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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