AMA reaffirms need to protect youth from “conversion therapy”; Lil Nas X first openly gay rapper nominated in key Grammy categories.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION REAFFIRMS NEED TO PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “No child should have to endure this painful and life-threatening practice, and we are glad to see the AMA taking seriously the need to protect LGBTQ youth… The voices of medical professionals have long been central to the growing support for LGBTQ-inclusive laws, policies and communities -- these AMA policies continue that trend.” More from Metro Weekly.
Medical professionals have long been central to the growing support for LGBTQ-inclusive laws, policies & communities. Grateful to the @AmerMedicalAssn for adopting these policies, including reaffirming need to protect LGBTQ youth from "conversion therapy."https://t.co/BjFyTJi2Ne— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) November 19, 2019
LAST NIGHT, HRC PRESIDENT JOINED SLAVE PLAY CAST MEMBERS ON BROADWAY FOR POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION: The LGBTQ+ Night Out event featureD a performance of the play, and a Talk Forward discussion led by HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid), with guests HRC Board Chair Jodie Patterson and Slave Play cast members Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer, queer actors who play a same-sex couple in the groundbreaking work. Said David: “In our fight for full equality, we cannot ignore how the dark forces of our shared past continue to push the rights and lives of people of color and LGBTQ people to the margins, and how our work must break down these systems that ultimately dehumanize all of us.” More from HRC.
Thank you to all who were able to join us for @SlavePlayBway's LGBTQ+ Night performance and our discussion about the complexities and revelations of this startling, disturbing, and astonishingly revealing play. pic.twitter.com/OHEg2Ux7vH— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) November 22, 2019
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- LIL NAS X BECOMES FIRST OPENLY GAY RAPPER NOMINATED IN TOP GRAMMY CATEGORIES: The iconic rapper (@LilNasX), fresh off his historic win at the Country Music Association, has nabbed six Grammy nominations, including best record, album and new artist. More from The Los Angeles Times.
THE CENSUS BUREAU ESTIMATES THERE ARE NEARLY 1 MILLION SAME-SEX COUPLES LIVING TOGETHER NATIONWIDE: This figure includes married and unmarried couples -- and makes up 1% of the overall population. More from Roll Call.
LOS ANGELES OPENS COUNTY’S FIRST PUBLICLY-FUNDED SHELTER FOR TRANS WOMEN: Casa Zulma will offer more than 16 beds for those in need, as well as supportive services. More from Curbed Los Angeles.
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OPENLY GAY COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL COACH NAMED ‘CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR’: Coleman Lee is the head women’s volleyball coach at Central Methodist University in Missouri, where he coaches alongside his husband Garrett Case. More from Outsports.
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