HRC President Alphonso David marks first 100 days with HRC; Mass. adds ‘X’ gender marker to drivers licenses and IDs.
100 DAYS IN: ALPHONSO DAVID IS BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: “One hundred days in, I am proud of what we have already accomplished together,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “We have launched new initiatives that will empower and support our community’s most marginalized members, protect foundational rights and institutions of our democracy, deepen our commitment to ensuring racial justice in all that we do and expand our national footprint. And this is only the beginning. For 40 years, the Human Rights Campaign has been working to build a society in which every person can thrive — no matter who they are or whom they love. Now, as we turn toward 2020 and the most important election of our lifetimes, I am more committed and hopeful than ever because of the stronger organization, movement and nation that we are building together.” Read more from HRC.
THANKFUL THURSDAY — FOR TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK, HRC IS LIFTING UP THE VOICES OF TRANS ACTIVISTS & ADVOCATES: Marissa Miller helped organize the first National Trans Visibility March last September. “It’s very important that we get to the polls as transgender and non-binary people and do our part,” said Miller. Read more from HRC.
This is what resilience looks like: During #TransWeek, @HRC honors activists like Marissa Miller, who helped organize the first-ever #March4TransEquality on Washington, D.C. #TransVisibility https://t.co/kzoXMO2wbX— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 13, 2019
MASSACHUSETTS ADDS ‘X’ GENDER MARKER TO DRIVERS LICENSES AND IDS: The administrative change took effect yesterday. More from NewNowNext.
HRC ANNOUNCES 2019 NEVADA FALL FELLOWS WHO WILL WORK TO ENERGIZE YOUNG VOTERS AHEAD OF THE STATE’S CAUCUS: More from HRC.
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SABREENA LACHLAINN WILL ATTEMPT TO BECOME THE FIRST TRANS WOMAN TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD: More from PinkNews.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
LGBTQ ACTIVISTS CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN SOUTH KOREA: They filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea seeking marriage and partnership rights. More from United Press International.
CAMEROONIAN ATHLETES STRUGGLE AGAINST ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS AND SENTIMENT: Read more from Reuters.
19 PEOPLE WHO WERE ARRESTED IN MAY AFTER PEACEFULLY GATHERING TO CELEBRATE PRIDE IN ANKARA, TURKEY HAD A HEARING ON TUESDAY: Human rights groups around the world have condemned the arrests. Read more from The Guardian and HRC.
5/5 Turkey must be held accountable for these human rights violations. @HRC joins advocates and elected officials to call on Trump to cease protecting authoritarian leaders who violate the human rights and dignity of their people.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 13, 2019
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