#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 1, 2018

by HRC Staff

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:

  • TODAY: HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) will join LGBTQ and pro-equality voters to #TurnOUT the vote for HRC-endorsed congressional candidate Sharice Davids (KS-3). Interested media should RSVP to stephen.peters@hrc.org.
  • The Arizona Republic interviewed Griffin about the importance of the state’s LGBTQ community and the upcoming elections. More from The Arizona Republic.
  • What’s at stake for LGBTQ people this election? More from NewNowNext.
  • HRC Ohio State Director Shawn Copeland on Rep. Steve Stivers: “Rep. Steve Stivers is being dishonest about his long record opposing LGBTQ equality in Congress, and perplexingly claims to be unfamiliar with the Equality Act, despite the bill having 246 bipartisan co-sponsors in Congress. Passing the Equality Act is a top priority for many in Congress, but it clear House Republican Leadership members like Steve Stivers, Keven McCarthy and Steve Scalise would rather do the bidding of the far right and deny LGBTQ Americans their basic civil rights.” More from the Chillicothe Gazette.
  • New polling shows anti-LGBTQ extremist Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)’s hold on his seat may be in jeopardy. More from Washington Blade.
  • ICYMI -- Yesterday, Pence stumped for anti-quality candidates Mike DeWine and Troy Balderson in Ohio. More from HRC.
  • WATCH -- Laverne Cox (@LaverneCox) in Massachusetts to preserve nondiscrimination protections for trans people.

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.

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- START YOUR MORNING WITH A LAUGH AS HARVEY FIERSTEIN REACTS TO HRC STAFFERS PITCHING THEIR BEST BROADWAY GOTV SONGS:

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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