#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 27, 2019

by HRC Staff

HRC report highlights child welfare agencies working to better serve LGBTQ youth & parents; NV passes of pro-equality bills in 2019.

HRC’S FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND REPORT HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS BY CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES TO BETTER SERVE LGBTQ YOUTH AND PARENTS: 

“Thousands of committed professionals -- from frontline workers to executives -- know that LGBTQ youth are perfect just the way they are and that removing barriers for potentially qualified LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents is in the best interest of children,” said Alison Delpercio, Director of the HRC Foundation's All Children - All Families Project (@AlisonDel). More from HRC

HRC MOURNS THE LOSS OF BROOKLYN LINDSEY, BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN KANSAS CITY, MO: Lindsey’s death is the eleventh known case of deadly violence against the transgender community in 2019, all of whom were Black transgender women. More from Kansas City Star, KCTV5 and HRC.

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- NEVADA PASSES SWEEPING SET OF PRO-EQUALITY BILLS IN 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: “This session marked the first female majority state legislature in U.S. history,” said HRC Nevada State Director Briana Escamilla (@escamillabriana). “They championed equality for all Nevadans by passing vital legislation that not only mark important accomplishments, but protect Nevadans from the Trump-Pence administration’s dangerous policies.” More from HRC.

MARKING IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH WITH LGBTQ PRIDE: As we celebrate, we cannot forget those for whom visibility and celebration come at high risk for their safety. More from HRC

2020 DEMOCRATS BRING TRANSGENDER EQUALITY, LGBTQ RIGHTS TO THE NATIONAL DEBATE STAGE: Last night, Democratic presidential candidates highlighted the transgender community and spoke to the intersectional issues they face each and every day. From touting the Equality Act to highlighting the epidemic of violence facing the black trans women, candidates made it clear that LGBTQ voters are crucial in the path to the Democratic nomination. More from Axios.

OF COURSE HE DID...TRUMP OBSERVES MARRIAGE EQUALITY ANNIVERSARY BY SPEAKING TO ANTI-LGBTQ CROWD: More from The Washington Blade.

PRIDE MONTH ROUNDUP

AMERICA’S LONGEST MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLE SAYS THEY’RE PROOF “LOVE CAN CONQUER ALL” : Minnesota’s Jack Baker and Mike McConnell made history in 1971 when they legally obtained a marriage license -- a full 42 years before marriage equality was legalized in their state. More from HuffPost

HOW THE NBA’S JASON COLLINS CHANGED THE CULTURE FOR LGBTQ ATHLETES: Collins (@jasoncollins98) made history in 2013 as the first active athlete in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues to come out as gay. More from New York Post.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

LGBTQ ASYLUM SEEKERS NEED PROTECTION FROM OUR GOVERNMENT, NOT HOSTILITY: “Under this administration, one of the most urgent situations occurs at the deadly intersection between growing anti-immigrant sentiment and laws that are supposed to protect LGBTQ people who are seeking asylum from countries that persecute them for their sexuality,” writes Deborah Lolai and Courtney M. Lee (@courtneymlee21) of The Bronx Defenders (@BronxDefenders). More from Bustle

NEW SURVEY SHOWS FRENCH PEOPLE ARE INCREASINGLY ACCEPTING OF LGBTQ PEOPLE: More from France24.

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Good shares that Prince William would fully support his kids if any came out as LGBTQ; ABC7 features inspiring story of South LA gay teen turned community leader through Latino Equality Alliance (@LEA_CA); The Washington Post highlights Steven Petrow’s (@StevenPetrow) advice what it means to be “gender friendly”; Pink News spotlights Willow Smith (@OfficialWillow) publicly coming out as LGBTQ

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