HRC honors Transgender Day of Remembrance; HRC sends FOIA request after Trump-Pence and USDA attack LGBTQ youth
HRC MARKS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, HONORING LIVES LOST AS EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE CONTINUES: “On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we join together to mourn the lives lost to hate and violence this past year and rededicate ourselves to the urgent action that this epidemic requires,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “From anti-trans employment and housing discrimination to systemic racism, we must recognize the intersecting factors that influence, motivate and embolden the violence that plagues so many within the transgender community -- particularly Black and Latina transgender women. White, cisgender men like me have a unique responsibility to support our transgender siblings in combating this violence, and join fully in the work to achieve equality for every person in the LGBTQ community.”
From 2013-2017, at least 106 transgender people in the United States — the vast majority trans women of color — were lost to fatal violence. #TDOR [thread]— Jay (@ThisIsJayBrown) November 20, 2018
HRC SENDS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST AFTER TRUMP-PENCE AND USDA ATTACK LGBTQ YOUTH: The request demands “any and all records… related to the Trump administration pushing the national 4-H youth organization to withdraw a policy welcoming LGBTQ members.” HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof said, “For over a century, the national 4-H youth program has taught tens of millions of children the importance of character and community. This latest action by the Trump-Pence Administration is an unnecessary and cruel attack on LGBTQ youth that seeks to destroy community rather than create it. We are determined to get answers on how this came about and demand that Congress protect LGBTQ youth from this callous attack.” More from HRC.
TUESDAY TWEET: Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance, a time to reflect and recommit to ending the epidemic of anti-trans violence.
1/ Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance, a time to reflect and recommit to ending the epidemic of anti-trans violence.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 20, 2018
Heartbreakingly, 2018 has seen at least 22 trans people killed by violent means -- the majority of whom were Black trans women. #TDORhttps://t.co/lTZMLGJKVX pic.twitter.com/7Yzn5MxbBs
HRC FOUNDATION’S CHEFS FOR EQUALITY AND HRC’S NATIONAL DINNER MAKE BIZBASH’S “WASHINGTON’S TOP 100 EVENTS 2018” LIST: See the full list here.
BROOKLYN MAN ACCUSED OF ANTI-LGBTQ ATTACK ON TWO MEN FACES UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON: More from NBC News.
MORE THAN HALF OF LGBTQ CANDIDATES WON IN THE MIDTERMS: The count is according to a new analysis from the LGBTQ Victory Fund. Read more from The Hill.
LGBTQ ASYLUM SEEKERS HOLD SYMBOLIC WEDDING CEREMONY: “This is a dream come true because in our countries you don't see this and we always wanted it and today we have this opportunity and we are very happy, really happy," said one newlywed. More from Newsweek.
STUDY SAYS BISEXUAL WOMEN ARE MOST LIKELY TO MISUSE OPIOIDS: More from Gay Star News.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
ALL EYES ON TAIWAN: This weekend, voters will consider five ballot measures impacting LGBTQ people — including three on marriage equality and two on inclusion of LGBTQ issues in school curricula. HRC Global Innovator Jennifer Lu is helping lead the charge for equality there. More via HRC.
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