#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 2, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC President Alphonso David on Pete Buttigieg’s historic candidacy; HRC marks Bisexual Health Awareness and Women’s History Month.

HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID KICKS OFF NATIONAL FAITH TOUR IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.: The cross-country interfaith religion and faith tour, “Coming Home to Faith: A Search for Common Ground,” will explore and strengthen the relationship between LGBTQ and faith communities across the United States. “The cornerstones of religion and faith and the LGBTQ movement are the same: inclusion and justice. LGBTQ people are in every faith tradition, and LGBTQ people and people of faith have more similarities than they do differences,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Yesterday’s visit to the Historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, the first African Episcopal church in the United States with a strong legacy of humanitarianism and community outreach, was the perfect way to begin this series of conversations to advance dialogue and initiatives around LGBTQ equality.” More from HRC

  • David spoke during the service at the Historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas yesterday -- view video of his remarks here

HRC PRESIDENT ON PETE BUTTIGIEG’S HISTORIC CANDIDACY: “Mayor Buttigieg ran an incredible campaign that broke glass ceilings and inspired countless LGBTQ people to run for office and enter public service,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “He championed his support for LGBTQ equality and effectively articulated how issues of discrimination and inequality personally affected him and his family, undoubtedly moving our country towards a more equal society.” More from HRC and NPR.

  • On Saturday, David also thanked Tom Steyer for his unabashed and unequivocal support for LGBTQ equality and progress. Steyer announced his departure from the 2020 presidential race following the South Carolina primary. More from HRC

 HRC HONORS THE RESILIENCE OF THE BI+ COMMUNITY THIS BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Bisexual, pansexual, fluid and queer people comprise the largest group in the LGBTQ community, but experience greater health disparities. This year’s theme is “resilience,” and focuses on the hardships that bi+ people experience, the impact those hardships have on our well-being and how we grow stronger in working against them together. More from HRC

HRC CELEBRATES LGBTQ WOMEN AND ALLIES IN THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY THIS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women’s leadership is more important than ever in our fight to move equality forward and achieve gender justice for marginalized communities across the U.S. and around the world. Read more from HRC

MUST-WATCH MONDAY -- HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR MOLLY PINTA TALKS TIME TO THRIVE AND HER FELLOW AMBASSADORS: Watch here

HRC ENDORSES SEN. JEFF MERKLEY FOR RE-ELECTION: “Senator Jeff Merkley has been one of our community’s strongest advocates in the United States Senate, and we’re proud to stand by his side as he runs for reelection,” said HRC President Alphonso David. More from HRC.

 LGBTQ, EQUALITY VOTERS WILL DECIDE SUPER TUESDAY TOMORROW: In 2018, LGBTQ voters punched above our weight and represented 6% of the national electorate, despite only representing 4.5% of the adult population. In the Super Tuesday states, 4,339,000 LGBTQ Voters and 21,153,000 Equality Voters will have the chance to cast their ballots. Learn more from HRC

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. HAS INTRODUCED PAID FAMILY LEAVE FOR ALL WORKERS, INCLUDING LGBTQ EMPLOYEES: America’s LGBTQ workers and families often face additional barriers to accessing paid leave, making policies like this one essential for the well-being of the LGBTQ community. Read more from Fortune, and learn more about paid leave from HRC

BAD BUNNY (@sanbenito) PAID TRIBUTE LAST WEEK TO NEULISA LUCIANO RUIZ, ALSO KNOWN AS ALEXA, A TRANSGENDER WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN PUERTO RICO: More from Gay Times and HRC in English and Español

GET CULTURED - Entertainment, arts and sports news!

ON SATURDAY, MEGAN YOUNGREN BECAME THE FIRST OPENLY TRANS ATHLETE TO COMPETE IN THE U.S. MARATHON OLYMPIC TRIALS: More from ESPN

MADISON L’INSALATA, MISS STATEN ISLAND 2020, WAS BANNED FROM LOCAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AFTER COMING OUT AS BISEXUAL: L’Insalata had to watch from the sidelines on Sunday instead of participating in the parade as planned. More from CBS. 

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ISRAEL HIGH COURT STRIKES DOWN LAW THAT DID NOT ALLOW SAME-SEX COUPLES OR SINGLE MEN TO HAVE A CHILD THROUGH SURROGACY: More from The Times of Israel

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

Washington Blade reports on the D.C. Independent Film Festival 

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