#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 15, 2018

by HRC Staff

HRC’s Chad Griffin “If you attack us, we are going to defeat you in the next election;” HRC hosts nearly 50 HBCU students at ATL summit

“IF YOU ATTACK US… WE ARE GOING TO DEFEAT YOU IN THE NEXT ELECTION” -- HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN ON MIDTERM ELECTIONS AND TRUMP: In an exclusive interview with Variety’s Ted Johnson (@tedstew), Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) said of this election, “[W]e will see this as one of the great awakenings of our democracy where LGBTQ people, women and people of color rose up, spoke out, voted in historic numbers and ran for office in historic numbers.” More from Variety.

ICYMI -- HRC HOSTS NEARLY 50 HBCU STUDENTS AT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN ATLANTA: The three-day summit was designed to foster campus environments that are welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ people. At the event, Karamo Brown, co-host of the hit Netflix series Queer Eye, helped launch a partnership between HRC and HBCU Buzz, the premier news site covering HBCUs, dedicated to creating the first-ever LGBTQ HBCU Alumni Network. To join the network, click here. Ryan Swain of “Pose” and Amiyah Scott from “Star” were also featured speakers. More from HRC and The Southern Digest.

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- OUT HONORS LGBTQ ACTIVISTS WITH 2018 OUT100 LIST: Honorees include Billy Porter, Emma González, the cast of Queer Eye, Indya Moore, Danica Roem, Hayley Kiyoko, Mj Rodriguez, Daniela Vega, DeRay Mckesson, Amber Hikes, Brendon Urie, Ryan Murphy, Gus Kenworthy, Kim Petras, Adam Rippon, Seth Owen, Blair Imani, Keiynan Lonsdale and more! Check out the full list from Out Magazine.

THE RAINBOW WAVE CONTINUES TO WASH OVER THE COUNTRY:

  • Minnesota’s Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson is believed to be the first openly gay man elected sheriff in the Midwest. More from The Associated Press.
  • Polk County, Florida, elected the state’s first openly gay school board member. More from Orlando Weekly.

TODAY IS THE “GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT”: A survey from HRC and the University of Connecticut of LGBTQ youth revealed that LGB youth smoke at rates up to two times as high as straight youth. Smoking rates among trans youth are 15 percent higher than those of LGB youth. It's never too soon -- or too late -- to quit.

HRC PARTNERS WITH LOVE HAS NO LABELS ON NEW SHORT FILM, RISING: The film features David Nutter and Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe).

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

NEW REPORT SAYS MORE THAN 70 MEN WERE JAILED BY TUNISIAN AUTHORITIES LAST YEAR ON SUSPICION OF BEING LGBTQ: More from The Guardian.

MALAYSIAN CENSORSHIP BOARD CONFIRMS IT WILL CUT LGBTQ CONTENT FROM BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: More from Pink News.

ASSOCIATION OF TAIWAN JOURNALISTS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY: More from Taiwan News.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Newsweek reports on a horrifying video game that allows players to murder LGBTQ people; HuffPost reviews a new musical about a teen girl hoping to take her girlfriend to prom; Windy City Times interviews Brynn Tannehill (@BrynnTannehill) about her new book “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Trans”

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