VP Joe Biden to be guest speaker at HRC Columbus Dinner; Paris Barclay & Christopher Mason join Americans for the Equality Act.
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO KEYNOTE HRC 2019 COLUMBUS DINNER ON SATURDAY: “Vice President Joe Biden is a strong and visible ally to the LGBTQ community in our fight for full federal equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “His bold declaration supporting marriage equality helped change hearts and minds throughout America, and his work during the past two years as a leader of the Biden Foundation to advance LGBTQ rights at home and abroad is critical — particularly at a moment when the equality and dignity of this community are under attack across the globe.” Media interested in covering the event should request credentials by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance credentials are required. Read more from HRC, Cleveland.com and The Blade.
ICYMI: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LOWER COURT RULING AFFIRMING TRANS STUDENTS: Justices declined to hear an appeal over a Third Circuit ruling in Doe v. Boyertown Area School. “Again and again, federal courts have affirmed the right of students to use facilities that align with their gender identity, and this latest decision by the Supreme Court to reject an appeal to overturn Boyertown’s policy affirms that pattern of equality under the law for all students, regardless of gender identity,” said Robin Maril, HRC Associate Legal Director. More from HRC.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- PARIS BARCLAY AND CHRISTOPHER MASON JOIN HRC’S ‘AMERICANS FOR THE EQUALITY ACT’: The series, filmed by both Barclay (@Harparbar) and Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack), has included videos featuring Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field (@sally_field) and her son Sam Greisman (@SAMGREIS). Additional videos have featured Karamo Brown (@Karamo), Adam Rippon (@adaripp), Shea Diamond (@iamsheadiamond), Justina Machado (@JustinaMachado), Blossom Brown (@BlossomCBrown) and Ryan O’Connell (@ryanoconn). Watch here.
"People are waking up, especially young people...I think the world 10 years from now is going to be very different from the world we grew up in because of things like the Equality Act."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 28, 2019
Paris Barclay (@Harparbar) and husband Christopher are Americans for the #EqualityAct. pic.twitter.com/EvTMpGujU6
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REMOVES PATHOLOGIZING CLASSIFICATION OF TRANS PEOPLE: Trans advocates and allies have been working for this change over the last 10 years. Read more from Human Rights Watch and GATE.
MICHAEL ADAMS (@Adams_SAGEUSA), CEO OF SAGE (@sageusa), TAKES OVER HRC’S TWITTER TO DISCUSS THE LONG-TERM CARE EQUALITY INDEX AND MARK OLDER AMERICANS MONTH: The LEI is a partnership between HRC and SAGE. Read more here.
3/ That’s why @SAGEUSA and @HRC joined forces to launch the LEI to promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ older people in residential long-term care communities. #OAM19 #OlderAmericansMonth https://t.co/KZD2WXWloR— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 28, 2019
HRC’S SARAH MCBRIDE REVIEWS TWO LGBTQ MEMOIRS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES: McBride (@SarahEMcBride) takes a look at Sissy by Jacob Tobia (@JacobTobia) and LGBT Stories From Red States by Samantha Allen (@SLAwrites). “While different in style and tone, these books share the common thread of highlighting parts of a marginalized population that too often remain invisible and ignored,” writes McBride. Read the full review here.
HRC CONGRATULATES THIS YEAR’S ADVOCATE’S CHAMPIONS OF PRIDE: Read their stories here.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
FIRST OPENLY GAY ORTHODOX RABBI, DANIEL ATWOOD, GRANTED ORDINATION IN JERUSALEM: More from The Times of Israel.
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Outsports profiles openly gay softball coach Kirk Walker (@KirkWalker23); Washington Capitals player Braden Holtby (@Holts170) and wife Brandi (@bbholtby) visited a rainbow mural in Washington DC