VA makes history w/ signing of pro-equality bills into law; Actor Lachlan Watson to be honored, Mark Kelly to speak at 2020 Arizona Gala
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ENDORSES MIKE ESPY FOR U.S. SENATE: “Mike Espy is a true ally to LGBTQ people and will be a strong advocate for Mississippi in the U.S. Senate,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “[Sen. Cindy] Hyde-Smith’s indifference towards people of color and LGBTQ people is disqualifying and HRC will work hard to mobilize the almost 100,000 Equality Voters throughout the state to send Mike Espy to the U.S. Senate.” More from HRC.
Secretary Mike Espy has been a strong ally for the LGBTQ community and has committed to co-sponsoring and voting for the Equality Act if elected. @HRC is proud to endorse @MikeEspyMS in his bid for U.S. Senate. https://t.co/elpivUacrK— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 4, 2020
ACTOR LACHLAN WATSON TO BE HONORED WITH VISIBILITY AWARD, MARK KELLY TO SPEAK AT 16TH ANNUAL HRC ARIZONA GALA DINNER: Watson is an American actor is best known for their role as Theo Putnam, a transgender kid in the Netflix original series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Kelly (@CaptMarkKelly), a retired U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut, is a current candidate for the U.S. Senate. The 16th annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 7. More from HRC.
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- VIRGINIA CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY BY PASSING PRO-EQUALITY BILLS THROUGH ITS LEGISLATURE: More from HRC.
Virginia is making history again, and again and again. Because we worked to elect a pro-equality majority in the state legislature, elected officials can now act on passing bills that will make a difference. #VALeg— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 5, 2020
Check out the pro-equality bills being signed into law. ⤵️
MISSISSIPPI SENATE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES HATE CRIME BILLS TO INCLUDE LGBTQ PEOPLE: “Mississippi doesn’t have disability, sexual orientation, gender identity as a part of our state hate crimes laws now; they’re limited in how they can investigate a crime,” said HRC Mississippi State Director Rob Hill (@RCH74). More from MPB.
CINCINATTI NEIGHBORHOOD TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR LGBTQ SENIORS: More from WVXU.
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FORMER UNI. OF MIAMI FOOTBALL PLAYER TJ CALLAN SPEAKS ON HISTORY OF GAY BLACK MEN COMING OUT IN SPORTS: “For young people like me, it can be very inspiring and could give strength and encouragement to others who share similar identities,” said Callan (@TjGotLamps). “To know that there are out pro athletes is important.” More from Jim Buzinski (@JimBuzinski) at Outsports.
”A person of color has to deal with not only being gay, but being black, and then being black and gay," TJ Callan said. “I feel like they are all three completely different challenges.” https://t.co/cxLlwe3LQR— Outsports (@outsports) March 3, 2020
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
HRC PROMOTES LGBTQ WORKPLACE INCLUSION IN MAJOR MEXICAN CITIES: During the week-long visit to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, HRC met with corporate leaders to discuss strategies to advance best practices and policies for LGBT employees and to promote the participation of local businesses in the HRC Equidad MX program — Mexico’s leading survey evaluating LGBT workplace inclusion within major Mexican businesses and multinationals. More from HRC.
This week, @HRC is in Mexico to meet with corporate leaders in #CDMX, Guadalajara and Monterrey to promote LGBT workplace inclusion among Mexican companies. #HRCEquidadMX #HRCinLatAm pic.twitter.com/O0Z4dOe4ST— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 4, 2020
HONG KONG HIGH COURT RULED THAT SAME-SEX COUPLES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING: More from Hong Kong Free Press.
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NewNowNext shares 12 LGBTQ women who have made history in American politics; Rent’s and Star Trek’s Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) shares breathtaking proposal from his fiancé Ken.
So this happened. Yes, we are already engaged, but I had proposed to Ken. This time, in the most incredible setting imaginable — Boynton Canyon in Sedona — he proposed to me. I was blown away and of course I said yes. I feel so lucky. pic.twitter.com/vAjrAeSbZ9— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) March 4, 2020