The choice is clear in the Georgia governor’s race; Unregistered Nevada group demonizes trans people, attacks pro-equality candidates
#TurnOUT -- JUST 20 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY
Georgians have a clear choice: move their state forward on equal rights, protections, and dignity for the LGBTQ community, or lose business and respect by turning back the clock and licensing discrimination. We must elect @staceyabrams. https://t.co/Pm1SXXpK9D— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) October 16, 2018
We are 21 days out from Election Day and @HRC President @ChadHGriffin is on the ground with @RepMarkTakano to mobilize #EqualityVoters to elect @GilCisnerosCA to Congress. Together we can win if we #TurnOUT and vote. #CA39 https://t.co/qylBC78ezK pic.twitter.com/4N2lKViyP1— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 17, 2018
UNREGISTERED NEVADA GROUP DEMONIZES TRANS PEOPLE, ATTACKS PRO-EQUALITY GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE STEVE SISOLAK: “These ads are egregious, hateful and not representative of who we are as a state,” said HRC Nevada State Director Briana Escamilla. “Time and time again, in races across the country, we’ve seen that hate is a losing political strategy, yet far right, sham organizations continue to latch on to LGBTQ discrimination and demonize the transgender community to stir up votes. It won’t work.” More from HRC.
WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- WHERE DOES YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS STAND ON LGBTQ EQUALITY? HRC today released its Congressional Scorecard measuring support for LGBTQ equality in the 115th Congress. Members of Congress were scored based on a range of key indicators of support for LGBTQ equality -- from votes in the Senate to confirm anti-LGBTQ Trump-Pence cabinet officials and judicial nominees, including Brett Kavanaugh -- to votes and co-sponsorships in both chambers on pieces of legislation that significantly impact LGBTQ people and their families. More from HRC.
SHAMEFUL -- TRUMP-PENCE DEPT. OF EDUCATION DRAFTS PROPOSED REGULATION TO MAKE SCHOOLS LESS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ADDRESSING SEXUAL ASSAULT:
2/ Yet again, @BetsyDeVosED is putting students in harm's way & rolling back protections. This proposed regulation would:— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 17, 2018
-weaken responsibility for colleges to address sexual assault
-restrict protections for students by adopting an alternative definition of "sexual harassment"
HRC JOINS PARTNERS IN OPPOSING NATIONAL PARK SERVICES’ PROTEST FEES: Nothing is more American than to peaceably assemble to advocate for government action. The Trump-Pence proposal to restrict access to our most iconic and politically significant sites is wrong. More from Human Rights Watch.
LAMBDA LEGAL FILES LAWSUIT IN KANSAS ALLEGING BIRTH CERTIFICATE POLICY VIOLATES 14TH AMENDMENT: Kansas is one of three states that do not allow transgender people to update their gender marker on birth certificates. More from The Kansas City Star.
REPUBLICAN PRECINCT COMMITTEE MEMBER RESIGNS AFTER MAKING RACIST REMARKS AGAINST NATIVE AMERICAN LESBIAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE SHARICE DAVIDS: More from Advocate.
TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL PRONOUNS DAY: Learn more on why pronouns matter and how to support transgender and non-binary people from HRC.
7/7 This #PronounsDay and everyday, commit to making the world more inclusive for LGBTQ people & others by using the right pronouns. Check out @HRC’s "My Pronouns Are” pins. https://t.co/HoqSibKwjX pic.twitter.com/abCx9310gm— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 17, 2018
MICHAEL BLOOM JOINS HRC’S EQUALITY ROCKS CAMPAIGN: More from HRC.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
MAN TORTURED BY CHECHEN GOVERNMENT RISKS LIFE BY FILING OFFICIAL COMPLAINT, FIGHTS FOR INVESTIGATION: More from RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty.
Maksim Lapunov was tortured for being gay in the Chechnya attacks. Now, more than a year later, despite putting himself in grave danger by being the only survivor to file an official complaint in Russia, officials refuse to investigate. #EyesOnChechnya https://t.co/byZvC9SSIs— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 16, 2018
VIOLENCE ERUPTS AS POLISH POLICE PROTECT LGBTQ MARCHERS FROM ANTI-EQUALITY EXTREMISTS: More from NBC.
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Cleveland Scene interviews Andrew Schriver, who is offering free name change services for transgender Ohioans; Advocate highlights a touching homecoming invitation from a gay teen to his straight best friend; ArtNet News highlights HRC’s upcoming Artists for Equality Benefit Auction; ABC interviews trans advocate Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__)
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