#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 31, 2019

by HRC Staff

HRC kicks off Project THRIVE to support LGBTQ youth; Storm chaser Joey Krastel proposes to boyfriend in front of tornado.

HRC KICKS OFF PROJECT THRIVE, A GROUNDBREAKING CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT LGBTQ YOUTH: Today, the HRC Foundation and more than 16 of the nation’s largest national organizations committed to the well-being of young people are launching Project THRIVE, a multi-year, coast-to-coast effort focused on improving the lives of LGBTQ youth at home, in school and in their communities. HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin), Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown), HRC SVP of Programs, Research & Training and Ellen Kahn (@ellenbkahn), director of HRC Foundation’s Children, Youth and Families Program, hosted an event this morning at HRC headquarters, where they were joined by featured speakers including NEA President Lily Eskelsen García (@Lily_NEA), ACA president Dr. Simone Lambert (@drsimonelambert) and HRC Board Member and Member of HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council Jodie Patterson (@jodie_GeorgiaNY). Learn more here.

PAUL REYES WRITES FOR THE HILL ON WHY KENNETH CUCCINELLI IS UNFIT TO PLAY A ROLE IN IMMIGRATION POLICY: “He is an immigration hardliner with views that are at odds with American values,” says Reyes (@RaulAReyes). “He has a history of xenophobic, homophobic, and sexist comments. … Cuccinelli’s anti-LGBTQ record is especially troubling.” Read the full piece from The Hill.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- STORM CHASER AND METEOROLOGIST JOEY KRASTEL PROPOSES TO BOYFRIEND CHRIS SCOTT IN FRONT OF … YOU GUESSED IT … A TORNADO: “I was just so emotional just because it was my happiest place, being with him next to the storms,” said Krastel (@NimbusStorms) . Read more from NBC Out.

THIS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, HRC OFFERS THREE WAYS TO COMBAT STIGMA IN LGBTQ COMMUNITIES: LGBTQ people are nearly three times as likely as others to experience a mental health condition such as anxiety or a mood disorder, and breaking  the silence is key to reducing stigma and empowering each other to seek help and support when needed. Read more from HRC.

GSAs CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SPACES FOR LGBTQ CHILDREN AND TEENS IN SCHOOL: More from WESA.

UC  SAN FRANCISCO SCRAPS PLANS TO AFFILIATE WITH HOSPITAL SYSTEM THAT COULD HAVE JEOPARDIZED HEALTH CARE FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: More from Kaiser Health News.

  • According to data from a 2016 report by MergerWatch, 14.5% of all acute care hospitals in the U.S. are Catholic-owned or -affiliated. Read the full report here.

RECENT SURVEY SUGGESTS LGBTQ MUSLIMS IN AMERICA FACE CHALLENGES IN COMING OUT: “The personal trauma that so many went through [makes] it hard for them to be public about their identity,” says openly gay Imam Daiyiee Abdullah. However, there is evidence that some communities are becoming more welcoming to LGBTQ Muslims. Read more from CNN.

HRC GLOBAL INNOVATOR FUMINO SUGIYAMA (@fumino810) SPEAKS WITH HRC ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF API AFFINITY PRIDES: More from HRC.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD JUNE VOTE ON BILL TO CERTIFY LGBTQ-OWNED BUSINESSES: More from amNY.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

EN EXCLUSIVA -- HRC EQUIDAD CL APARECE EN ESPECIAL DE SIETE PÁGINAS DE LA TERCERA: A principios de este mes, HRC reconoció a las principales empresas en Chile por su compromiso con la inclusión LGBT. "Las empresas son más fuertes cuando incluyen a todos sus colaboradores", expresó Ty Cobb (@tywesleycobb), director global de HRC. Más de LaTercera.

FIRST TRANSGENDER MAYOR ELECTED IN ITALY: Gianmarco Negri (@NegriGianmarco) was elected Mayor of Tromello. More from the Associated Press.

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The New York Times reports on the efforts of openly lesbian Muslim writer, actor and activist Fawzia Mirza (@thefawz) to include more LGBTQ Muslims on TV; OZY reports on the increase of youth who identify as pansexual; NewNowNext covers the #TransPizza movement, started by Lilah Sturges (@lilah_sturges)

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