#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 19, 2018

by HRC Staff

HRC publishes full-page ad in USA Today urging millions to #TurnOUT on Nov. 6; Beto O’Rourke on #MeToo

HRC PUBLISHES FULL-PAGE AD IN USA TODAY  URGING MILLIONS OF LGBTQ & EQUALITY VOTERS ACROSS THE NATION TO #TurnOUT ON NOV. 6:

#TurnOUT -- JUST 18 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY:

  • TODAY -- Trump and McSally bring toxic, anti-LGBTQ agenda to Arizona: “McSally shows us every day that she’s more interested in taking orders from Trump than doing what’s right for Arizonans,” said HRC Arizona State Director Justin Unga. “From her votes to gut critical health care protections to kowtowing to Trump’s shameful ban on transgender service members, her agenda is not only wrong for Arizona, but politically toxic in a state with more than 800,000 Equality Voters.” More from HRC.
  • HRC on-the-ground across the country to #TurnOUT critical LGBTQ voting block: Stacey Abrams recently became the first major-party nominee for Georgia governor to participate in Atlanta Pride Parade: Said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “When we turn out, we win elections.” More from Robyn Curnow (@RobynCurnowCNN) at CNN.
  • Trans equality is on the ballot in Massachusetts: Trans trailblazer Laverne Cox (@LaverneCox) and Griffin will be joining Yes on 3 and local parents and educators working to preserve critical non-discrimination protections for trans Bay Staters. More from INTO.
  • Beto O’Rourke on believing survivors and the #MeToo movement at last night’s Texas Town Hall: “I have been struck by the courage of these survivors coming forward… and we [must] ensure there are the necessary, thorough investigations that should follow serious allegations like those made by [Dr. Christine Blasey Ford].” Watch his full response here.
  • ICYMI -- HRC mobilizing Equality Voters to elect Katie Porter to U.S. Congress (CA-45)

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY -- EMMA WATSON SHARES SUPPORT FOR TRANS COMMUNITY WITH VIRAL TWEET: Nothing but respect for MY Minister of Magic!

NEW RESOURCES FROM NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY ON HOW TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR INCARCERATED TRANS PEOPLE: According to the organization’s 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, trans people are ten times more likely to be abused while incarcerated than the general prison population. More from NCTE.

MUST WATCH INTERVIEW WITH HRC’S SARAH MCBRIDE: McBride (@SarahEMcBride) sat down with Jorge Gestoso (@JorgeGestoso) to discuss her book, “Tomorrow Will Be Different,” and the state of LGBTQ equality under the Trump-Pence administration. More from TeleSur.

 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

TWO VICIOUS ANTI-LGBTQ ATTACKS IN PARIS: Arnaud Gagnoud alleges he and his partner were attacked after hugging in public. In a separate incident, Guillaume Mélanie, president of a local LGBTQ organization, alleges he was attacked after leaving a restaurant. More from The Local Fr.

LGBTQ PRIDE MARCH IN MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA SUCCESSFUL WITH POLICE PROTECTION: More from The Gleaner.

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

Broadly gives advice to trans women starting to transition; Refinery29 shares the history and meaning of LGBTQ Pride flags; Autostraddle reviews 13 must-read books for LGBTQ History Month; BBC interviews openly trans racing driver Charlie Martin (@GoCharlieM); CONGRATS to HRC’s own Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) on winning “Best Transgender Advocate” in Washington Blade’s Best of Gay DC!

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