TODAY is Transgender Day of Remembrance; The L Word is BACK.
ON THIS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, READ ABOUT HOW THE TRANS COMMUNITY IS STILL NAVIGATING “A CONFLICTED REALITY OF BREATHROUGHS AND BARRIERS”: USA Today’s Susan Miller (@susmiller) writes on state of transgender visibility and rights, from Democratic presidential candidates including transgender rights in their platforms to this tragic reality -- 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people are known to have been killed in 2019. More from USA Today.
PROFILES IN TRANS ADVOCACY AND POWER:
HRC RELEASES 2019 MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX, HIGHLIGHTING INCREASING INCLUSIVENESS OF OF CITIES NATIONWIDE: A record-setting 88 cities across the U.S. earned the highest score possible in HRC’s eighth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI).“We have the federal government stripping away protections that LGBT people have had for decades,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “So, it's even more important that states and localities take the affirmative step to protect LGBTQ people.” More from WPSU.
We are on the ground in State College, PA today joining with local leaders & advocates to launch @HRC's Municipal Equality Index. This year’s MEI lays out in vivid detail how municipalities are stepping up for fairness & equality by protecting LGBTQ residents & visitors. pic.twitter.com/qJwi8QnzMY— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) November 19, 2019
KIDS ARE KIDS -- NEW STUDY SHOWS TRANS CHILDREN LIVING AUTHENTICALLY DEVELOP SIMILARLY TO THEIR CISGENDER PEERS: “The most surprising finding is, overall, just how similar transgender and cisgender kids looked,” study co-author Selin Gülgöz told Newsweek. “What this means is that, if I saw the data of any random participant, I would not be able to tell if that child is transgender or cisgender.” More from Newsweek.
Mark Cady was a champion for equality who worked tirelessly to protect the rights of all Iowans. Cady's legacy and service in the Iowa Supreme Court will continue to impact and change the lives of LGBTQ Iowans nationwide. https://t.co/K5pvPT3j1L— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 20, 2019
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HRC ANNOUNCES CONTEST TO ATTEND RED CARPET PREMIERE OF THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: More from HRC.
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INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS HOLDS HEARING FOCUSED ON CHALLENGING JAMAICA’S COLONIAL-ERA SODOMY LAW: More from Washington Blade.
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CONDEMN PUNISHMENT OF MALAYSIAN MEN FOR SAME-SEX RELATIONS: More from South China Morning Post.
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Pride spotlights student Reid Arthur coming out in a dazzling Taylor Swift lip sync; WLRN reports on a new photo exhibit in Wilton Manors highlighting transgender and non-binary couples; Hyperallergic shares Kia LaBeija’s powerful performance debut honoring a queer, Black femme story of collective liberation