#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 15, 2019

by HRC Staff

Trial begins for man accused of assaulting Black trans woman; it’s not impossible - Billy Porter to play godmother in Cinderella!

TRIAL BEGINS FOR EDWARD DOMINIC THOMAS, ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING BLACK TRANS WOMAN MUHLAYSIA BOOKER ONE MONTH BEFORE HER DEATH: More from Dallas Morning News.

TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC JOINED BI+ ACTIVISTS & ADVOCATES AT THE BECAUSE CONFERENCE: More from HRC

HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR SETH OWEN PENS MOVING OP-ED ON “CONVERSION THERAPY”, VISIBILITY AND COMING OUT: “I used to live in constant hurt and pain. I worked hard to keep it hidden because I thought there was nothing worse than being myself. I’ve learned that it’s actually the opposite -- the worst feeling is hiding who you really are,” writes Owen (@seth_a_owen). Read the full piece at Out Magazine

AS LATINX HERITAGE MONTH COMES TO A CLOSE, HRC’S TEXAS TEAM REFLECTS: State Director Rebecca Marques (@_RebeccaMarques), Regional Organizer Criss Ruiz (@CrissRuiz415) and Field Manager Sissi Yado (@SissiYado) write about what it means to be working for LGBTQ equality. More from HRC.

HORRIBLE -- DETAILS CONTINUE TO EMERGE IN JACKSONVILLE ATTACK ON OPENLY GAY MAN DEMETRICK JONES: Jones, known as “Lil’ Mama” to his friends, was severely beaten and “tied to the back of a [truck] and dragged... for more than two blocks,” reports Insider. The horrific crime came just days after police made an arrest in one of three fatal attacks on transgender women in Jacksonville last year. More from Insider.

21 YEARS AFTER MATTHEW SHEPARD’S MURDER, HRC IS CALLING ON POLICYMAKERS TO ACT WITH URGENCY IN ADDRESSING THE EPIDEMIC OF ANTI-LGBTQ VIOLENCE: More from HRC.

MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING TRANS WOMAN DANIELA CALDERON IN DALLAS IS ON THE RUN: More from KRLD and NBC DFW.

TRANS ACTIVIST & ACTRESS DAPHNE DORMAN DIES BY SUICIDE:  San Francisco’s Office of Transgender Initiatives (@TransCitySF) said in a statement on Twitter: “We are saddened to learn about of loss of Daphne Dorman today who was a beloved community member.” More from NY Daily News

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BILLY PORTER TO PLAY FAIRY GODMOTHER IN CINDERELLA MOVIE: More from Broadway World.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

HRC CONDEMNS MURDER OF UGANDAN LGBTQ ACTIVIST BRIAN WASSWA:

EXIT POLLS SUGGEST POLAND’S ANTI-LGBTQ RULING PARTY WILL SWEEP ELECTIONS: The party has pushed hateful, anti-LGBTQ messages, saying that LGBTQ people are a threat to society. More from the Associated Press and PinkNews.

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Harper’s Bazaar covers the 20 best LGBTQ books this year; Washington Blade reports on LGBTQ films featured in upcoming film festivals.

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