HRC’s Robin Maril writes on anti-LGBTQ judicial nom Menashi; Williams Institute releases new data on LGBTQ people who experience poverty.
HRC’S ROBIN MARIL WRITES FOR THE ADVOCATE ON THE DANGERS OF ANTI-LGBTQ JUDICIAL NOM STEVEN MENASHI: “Menashi has never shied away from embracing and promoting anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and has consistently used whatever platform he’s handed... to undermine our community’s fight for equality,” writes Maril, associate legal director at HRC. “Menashi is not neutral, nor fit to be an arbiter, and he has no place deciding the fates of people whose very personhood he will not protect.” Read the full op-ed at The Advocate.
A judge must have a demonstrated commitment to fairness & equality. Menashi falls dangerously short of this basic threshold & he has no place deciding the fates of people whose very personhood he will not protect. @HRC's Robin Maril in @TheAdvocateMag:— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) October 23, 2019
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR SETH OWEN TALKS LEARNING TO LIVE AS HIS AUTHENTIC SELF AND CREATING THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND “UNBROKEN HORIZONS”: More from ABC 10.
UCLA’S WILLIAMS INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW REPORT ON LGBTQ PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE POVERTY: The report found that LGBTQ people across 35 states are 15% more likely to experience poverty than straight, cisgender people, with cisgender, bisexual women and transgender and gender non-conforming people experiencing the highest rates of poverty, at 29.4%. Read more here.
MAN WHO ATTACKED TWO GAY MEN OUTSIDE A PORTLAND, ORE. BAKERY HAS BEEN CONVICTED UNDER OREGON’S BIAS CRIME LAW: Don Kirchhoff will face jail time and three years’ probation. More from KPTV.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER HAS OPENED THE STATE’S FIRST LGBTQ HEALTH CLINIC: More from The Daily Mississippian.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY LANDLINE FEATURES STORIES OF GAY & BISEXUAL FARMERS IN THE U.K.: More from The Atlantic.
FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STATE DEPARTMENT’S NEW “COMMISSION ON UNALIENABLE RIGHTS”: More from HRC.
HRC WELCOMES 2019 GLOBAL FELLOW SIDITA ZAJA TO D.C.: Zaja (@siditazaja) is the executive director of United Pro LGBT, a nonprofit working to amplify the voices of LGBTQ people in Albania. More from HRC.
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