Maine Gov. Mills signs legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from “conversion therapy”; Trans activists rallied yesterday at White House.
MAINE GOVERNOR JANET MILLS SIGNS LEGISLATION PROTECTING LGBTQ YOUTH FROM “CONVERSION THERAPY”: “We’re grateful to Gov. Janet Mills for signing this bill into law, the Maine state legislature -- especially lead sponsor Rep. Ryan Fecteau -- and EqualityMaine for their leadership in taking up this important issue,” said Marty Rouse, HRC national field director. The bill was passed with strong bipartisan support and makes Maine the 17th state in the U.S. to protect youth from this egregious practice. Read more from HRC.
Maine joins...— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 29, 2019
...in protecting LGBTQ youth from "conversion therapy." https://t.co/ydevH08EPK pic.twitter.com/WlNDwXYWeV
YESTERDAY, TRANS ACTIVISTS RALLIED AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO PROTEST THE TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN’S MOST RECENT ATTACKS ON TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE: HRC’s Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown) spoke at the rally. Read more from the Washington Blade.
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- HRC HIGHLIGHTS THE VOICES OF API LGBTQ PEOPLE AND THEIR UNIQUE COMING OUT EXPERIENCES FOR ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: Watch the video here.
LYFT ADDS PRONOUN OPTIONS FOR RIDERS: Riders are now able to select their pronouns on their profiles. Lyft also offers a “Round Up and Donate” program, which benefits HRC. More from Mashable.
HUNDREDS GATHERED TUESDAY AT FUNERAL FOR MUHLAYSIA BOOKER, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED EARLIER THIS MONTH IN DALLAS: Before her death, Booker had been a courageous voice against the violence she experienced during an attack in April. Read more from KERA News.
THIRD MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH STRING OF VIOLENT CRIMES TARGETING GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN IN THE DALLAS AREA: More from Dallas News.
JARED ROTE, A BLACK GAY MAN, WAS ATTACKED IN MORGANTOWN, W. VA.: Police have opened an investigation and the local LGBTQ community gathered Monday to rally around Rote. More from WV Public Radio.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
ASSAILANTS BROKE INTO THE HOME OF RUSSIAN LGBT NETWORK WORKER AND THREATENED VIOLENCE: The organization has been instrumental in protecting LGBTQ people in Chechnya. Read the full report from the Human Rights Watch.
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Portfolio Advisor looks at why LGBTQ-inclusive businesses perform better; KPBS reports on the first-of-its-kind shelter for trans youth in San Francisco; HRC video featuring Lupe, who aged out of foster care and thought she would never find a family until she met her two dads, was nominated for a Heartland Emmy.
Last year, @HRC was honored to share Lupe's story.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 30, 2019
Lupe, who aged out of foster care, never thought she would find unconditional love in the form of a family. And then she met her two dads.
Today, we're excited to announce that Lupe's video was nominated for a @HeartlandEmmy. pic.twitter.com/y8Hq56JNuZ