#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 15, 2018

by HRC Staff

Karen Pence supports candidate who wants to criminalize LGBTQ people; HRC rallies at nearly 1,000 events over the weekend

KAREN PENCE CAMPAIGNS FOR ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMIST WHO SUPPORTS CRIMINALIZING SAME-SEX CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIPS: More from Pink News.

HRC RALLIED VOTERS AT NEARLY 1,000 GOTV EVENTS ACROSS 69 KEY RACES DURING NATIONAL WEEKEND OF ACTION: With less than 25 days until Election Day, HRC launched a National Weekend of Action to mobilize voters for the critically important midterms through phone banks, canvassing, early vote rallies and more. With more than 140 staff deployed around the country, HRC has already:

  • Had more than 2,600 volunteers complete nearly 14,500 volunteer hours;
  • Trained more than 1,550 local advocates;
  • And helped more than 33,400 people register to vote.

More from HRC.

MONDAY MUST WATCH -- HEY TRUMP, KAVANAUGH DOES NOT DESERVE AN APOLOGY. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DO.

AS LATINX HERITAGE MONTH COMES TO A CLOSE, HRC STAFFERS REFLECT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING THIS NOVEMBER: More from HRC.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE MISGENDERED AT WORK -- AND HOW WE CAN ALL HELP: Says Beck Bailey, deputy director of the HRC Foundation’s workplace equality program: “It's really incumbent upon all of us as we learn more about these conversations to work on not assuming the genders of folks that haven't disclosed to us how they identify, and working to have language that is more inclusive and neutral all the way around.”

More from Julia Carpenter (@juliaccarpenter) at CNN.

TWO TRANS WISCONSIN STATE EMPLOYEES WIN SUIT CLAIMING STATE INSURANCE WRONGFULLY DENIED NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE: More from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS HOCKEY TEAM AND LGBT NETWORK PARTNER ON NEW ANTI-BULLYING PARTNERSHIP: More from Newsday.

PRO-EQUALITY MICHIGAN PRINCIPAL SELECTED AS 2018 NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPAL: More from We Love Dexter.

AWFUL -- TRANS MAN IN MAINE OUTED BY NEIGHBOR, ASKED TO LEAVE CHURCH: Landon Fry also reported his children have been bullied following his outing. More from News Center Maine.

DAILY AWWW -- SAME-SEX PENGUIN COUPLE ADOPTS EGG AT SYDNEY AQUARIUM: More from ABC.

USA VOLLEYBALL MEN’S JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER SAM LEWIS COMES OUT AS GAY: More from Outsports.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HORRIFYING -- VIRAL VIDEO SHOWS IRAQI TEEN MURDERED ON SUSPICION OF BEING LGBTQ: More from Advocate.

FOR FIRST TIME, BRAZIL ELECTS BOTH AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN AND TRANS WOMAN TO PUBLIC OFFICE: More from The Washington Post.

MEET THE AMERICAN ANTI-LGBTQ HATE GROUP ATTACKING EQUALITY IN ROMANIA: More from Media Matters.

READING RAINBOW - Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!

Bloomberg covers a rally in Brazil for LGBTQ equality; Los Angeles Blade interviews local advocate and Point Foundation Scholar Nia Clark; American Magazine shares a first-person perspective from a gay Catholic; HRC honors Tyler Oakley and Andrea Jenkins at its Twin Cities Gala

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