#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 1, 2018

by HRC Staff

We believe Dr. Blasey Ford. The White House must withdraw Kavanaugh, or the Senate must reject

WE BELIEVE DR. BLASEY FORD. THE WHITE HOUSE MUST WITHDRAW KAVANAUGH, OR THE SENATE MUST REJECT: “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has bravely come forward, delivered credible and compelling testimony about her sexual assault, and has provided significant detail that would allow the Senate Judiciary Committee to corroborate her allegations. Despite this, Donald Trump, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have refused to fully investigate her claims or halt the proceedings to gather more information... This is unacceptable,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “In light of what we have heard, and Senator Grassley’s refusal to pursue an FBI investigation, the Trump-Pence Administration must withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination immediately. If they do not, members of the Senate must oppose and vote against his confirmation.” More from HRC.

  • HRC Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing Olivia Alair Dalton (@OliviaAlair) shared what’s at stake from the steps of the Supreme Court..

MARK YOUR CALENDAR MONDAY -- ‘CHEFS FOR EQUALITY’ IS BACK! For the seventh consecutive year, HRC Foundation and prominent food writer David Hagedorn with Christopher Vazquez and Rick Davis of Amaryllis Floral + Event Design are bringing together the capital region’s top culinary talent for Chefs for Equality, Washington, D.C.’s premier food event. The evening of food, cocktails, and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 for the first time at the Washington National Cathedral -- a beacon for equality throughout the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to the impressive fare, live and silent auctions benefiting the HRC Foundation will be held. More from HRC.

HRC ENDORSES ANDY LEVIN FOR U.S. CONGRESS (MI-9): “Andy Levin is a champion of equality who will fight for all of Michigan’s hard-working families,” said HRC Michigan State Director Amritha Venkataraman. “HRC is proud to endorse his candidacy and will work hard to mobilize and organize Michigan’s 1.1 million Equality Voters to ensure he is elected in November. We look forward to working with Andy Levin to pass the Equality Act and secure full federal equality for all Americans when he is sworn into the U.S. House.” More from HRC.

HRC ENDORSES SARAH GODLEWSKI FOR WISCONSIN STATE TREASURER: “Sarah Godlewski is an incredible advocate for Wisconsin's working families who will use the office of state treasurer to ensure that everyone -- including LGBTQ Wisconsinites -- is equally protected under state law,” said Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “We are proud to endorse her candidacy and look forward to mobilizing our thousands of members and supporters across the Badger State to turn out for equality in November.” More from HRC.

FOR LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH, HRC CELEBRATES LGBTQ CANDIDATES MAKING HISTORY: While millions of LGBTQ people across the nation are under attack from Donald Trump and Mike Pence, more than 400 openly LGBTQ candidates are taking a stand against the administration’s hateful and discriminatory policies and are running for public office at every level of government -- many for the first time. More from HRC.

SIXTY-ONE PERCENT OF BISEXUAL WOMEN EXPERIENCE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: This number is far more than lesbians and heterosexual women. More on the experiences of bisexual women within the #MeToo movement from Advocate.



ZIMBABWE TEACHER FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER COMING OUT AS GAY: After receiving death threats from parents for coming out to his students, a deputy headmaster in Zimbabwe was forced to resign his post. We stand in solidarity with Zimbabwe's LGBTQ community, one of 70 countries that still criminalize same-sex relations. More from BBC.

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