HRC celebrates 31st annual National Coming Out Day; Last night, HRC Foundation & CNN co-hosted a historic town hall.
HRC CELEBRATES 31ST ANNUAL NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY: Every year on October 11, National Coming Out Day (NCOD) emphasizes the importance of coming out and creating a safe world in which LGBTQ people can live openly as their authentic selves. Research shows that when an individual knows someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support LGBTQ equality. Today, HRC is also highlighting a few of the standout coming out moments in pop culture from the last year. For more information and resources on NCOD, visit HRC’s Coming Out Center.
LAST NIGHT, HRC FOUNDATION & CNN CO-HOSTED A HISTORIC TOWN HALL EVENT, POWER OF OUR PRIDE, IN LOS ANGELES: Thank you to the candidates, staff and volunteers and all who tuned in last night. In the months ahead, HRC is eager to do our part to ensure we elect a president who will defend the rights of all Americans, including LGBTQ people. Check out highlights from the night here, and read more from Los Angeles Times and NBC News.
The issues affecting the transgender community raised at tonight’s #EqualityTownHall needed to be heard. This is a community in crisis. Black trans women are dying. This epidemic of deadly violence demands attention by all Americans.— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) October 11, 2019
FEEL-GOOD FRIDAY -- EVERY COMING OUT EXPERIENCE IS UNIQUE AND MUST BE NAVIGATED IN THE WAY MOST COMFORTABLE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL: Today and every day, HRC celebrates YOU! More here.
Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for the individual. On the 31st anniversary of #NationalComingOutDay, and every day, @HRC celebrates YOU! pic.twitter.com/DC0flNiR4d— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 11, 2019
CALIFORNIANS NO LONGER NEED A PRESCRIPTION IN ORDER TO ACCESS PREP: PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill regimen that can significantly reduce the chances of contracting HIV. More from the Associated Press.
“THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY IS AS DIVERSE AS THE FABRIC OF THIS NATION”: HRC Deputy Press Secretary Elliott Kozuch (@ElliottKozuch) on the importance of not assuming anyone’s gender or sexuality: “There is no one way for an LGBTQ person to look or act. If we assume the LGBTQ community is a monolith, we erase the beautiful diversity that makes up our humanity.” Read more from Griffin Wynne (@GriffinWynne) at Elite Daily.
TURN OUT TO SUPPORT 27 HRC-BACKED CANDIDATES IN VIRGINIA: Learn how to get involved with HRC here.
⚠️ The Virginia elections are one month away and we have a lot of work left to do. There are 27 @HRC-backed candidates who need our support. Come out, join us — and don’t forget to vote on November 5. #VALeg https://t.co/TN5eeluU3Y— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 10, 2019
ICE APPEALS RULING THAT GRANTED ASYLUM TO JOURNALIST FROM CUBA: Yariel Valdés González (@valdes_yariel), who was held in ICE custody in abhorrent conditions, was persecuted in Cuba because of his work. More from Washington Blade.
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CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF KRAKÓW, POLAND ADDS TO RISING ANTI-LGBTQ SENTIMENT IN THE COUNTRY BY WRITING ANTI-LGBTQ LETTER: More from PinkNews.
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