We are not throwing away our… vote; Tanzania’s horrifying call to arrest “every homosexual” in one week
#TurnOUT -- JUST FIVE DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY:
“Massachusetts has an opportunity to send a message to this administration, to the rest of the country, that.”@LaverneCox on what’s at stake in Massachusetts if people don’t #TurnOUT & vote #YesOn3. pic.twitter.com/cld3IHBpeT— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 30, 2018
HRC JOINS 150 LABOR, CIVIL RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY ORGS CALLING OUT ANTISEMITISM IN WAKE OF MASS SHOOTING AT PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE: Read the full letter here, and commit to voting against antisemitism on November 6: www.voteagainstantisemitism.org
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2019 BEGINS TODAY: The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) runs through December 15. However, with the midterms less than a week away, the fate of the ACA remains uncertain as anti-equality candidates running for Congress are hell-bent on dismantling these critical protections for millions of Americans. More from HRC.
Today is the beginning of ACA open enrollment, but the vital program responsible for providing millions of Americans with health coverage is still at risk if we don’t #TurnOUT to elect pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot on Tuesday. #GetCovered https://t.co/ibpu5UQMn8— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 1, 2018
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- START YOUR MORNING WITH A LAUGH AS HARVEY FIERSTEIN REACTS TO HRC STAFFERS PITCHING THEIR BEST BROADWAY GOTV SONGS:
We are not throwing away our shot… to #TurnOUT and vote. @HarveyFierstein is encouraging #EqualityVoters to VOTE for pro-equality candidates on #ElectionDay. https://t.co/qylBC78ezK pic.twitter.com/n7UWuu3awY— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 31, 2018
NOVEMBER 1 IS LATINA EQUAL PAY DAY: More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latinas typically earn only 53 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. This is unacceptable. More from Hello Giggles.
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH: HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families Project helps child welfare agencies recognize what research has long shown: there is a significant number of LGBTQ families across the nation, and a large pool of qualified LGBTQ adults interested in becoming adoptive parents. More from HRC and PRIZM.
CATHOLIC CHURCH REMOVES LGBTQ SUPPORT FROM FINAL YOUTH SYNOD DOCUMENT: The draft version had included the first-ever use of “LGBT” by the Vatican in an official capacity. More from Pink News.
HONORING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: HRC commissioned artist José Gutierrez of The Latino GLBT History Project (@LatinoGLBTStory) to build an altar in our headquarter’s lobby to honor LGBTQ people who passed away and who helped push equality forward. Together we grieve, remember and celebrate their lives and legacies.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
HORRIFYING -- TANZANIA GOVERNOR CALLS ON POLICE TO “CATCH EVERY HOMOSEXUAL” IN A WEEK: More from Gay Star News.
CASE REGARDING RUSSIA’S ANTI-LGBTQ SO-CALLED “PROPAGANDA LAW” DISMISSED: Maxim Neverov, 16, was the first minor to be fined under the law. More from Human Rights Watch.
LGBTQ ADVOCATES IN BRAZIL WILL NOT BACK DOWN IN FACE OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: The sister of murdered LGBTQ activist and politician Marielle Franco spoke out in the aftermath of Bolsonaro’s victory. More from AFP.
READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!
The Associated Press profiles “Boy Erased” star Lucas Hedges; Vogue profiles transgender and gender nonconforming authors; Rachel V. McKinnon (@rachelvmckinnon) writes for The Washington Post about the need for trans inclusion in sport
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