#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 5, 2020

by HRC Staff

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

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.

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THANKFUL THURSDAY -- VIRGINIA CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY BY PASSING PRO-EQUALITY BILLS THROUGH ITS LEGISLATURE: More from HRC.

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

NEW YORK FAMILY INTERVIEWS HRC FOUNDATION CHAIR, ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR JODIE PATERSON (@jodie_GeorgiaNY): More from New York Family.

LESBIAN PRIESTS TO LEAD CHURCH SERVICE ON EVE OF ANGLICAN SUMMIT: More from Harriett Sherwood (@harrietsherwood) at The Guardian

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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

 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

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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