ICYMI -- HRC President Alphonso David on NPR’s 1A; Special election in N.C.’s 9th Congressional District is today
ICYMI -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@AlphonsoDavid) JOINED JOSHUA JOHNSON (@jejohnson322) ON NPR’S 1A YESTERDAY: David spoke about the future of HRC, violence against the transgender community, HRC’s historic Power of Our Pride Democratic Presidential Town Hall and more. Listen here.
Thanks to @jejohnson322 and all the listeners who asked questions on @1a this morning about @HRC's work to secure full equality for LGBTQ people and my plans for the future of the organization. You can listen to the full interview here:https://t.co/earIpZinjZ— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) September 9, 2019
HRC MOURNS BEE LOVE SLATER, A BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN FLORIDA LAST WEEK: Slater is remembered by loved ones as someone “with a really, really sweet heart” who “never harmed anyone.” “Bee Love was loved by many family, friends and neighbors,” the funeral home wrote in a Facebook statement. Slater would have turned 24 this week, and is the 18th known transgender person killed this year, a majority of whom were Black transgender women. More from HRC.
ANTI-LGBTQ JUDICIAL NOMINEE STEVEN MENASHI TO HAVE SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING WEDNESDAY FOR LIFETIME JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT: Menashi has a history of hateful, disturbing writings that render him unfit to be an impartial federal judge tasked with protecting the rights and civil liberties of all. More from HRC and HuffPost.
TUESDAY TWEET -- TODAY IS NORTH CAROLINA’S NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION: Equality Voters have a clear choice: HRC-endorsed Dan McCready. There is a clear distinction between McCready and his opponent, Dan Bishop--the chief architect of anti-transgender HB2. Bishop has a long-standing record of discriminatory animus -- from leading the fight to put voter ID on the ballot to his investment in a social media forum for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right extremists. At every opportunity, Bishop has shown that he is aligned with the Trump-Pence administration. More from HRC.
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We need you to turn OUT to help elect pro-equality champion Dan McCready (@McCreadyforNC) in the special election for #NC09 TOMORROW. https://t.co/ykW6bXLCUW
AS KIDS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS TO SET AN EXAMPLE OF ALLYSHIP FOR LGBTQ KIDS & YOUTH: “The reality is that all children live in an increasingly diverse world in which LGBTQ+ people are their friends, family members, and neighbors -- and the more we as parents can do to prepare our children to understand and appreciate this diversity, the more successful they will be regardless of their own identities as they mature,” said HRC Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships Ellen Kahn (@ellenbkahn). Read more from Your Tango.
FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, COURTS HAVE MADE CLEAR THAT LGBTQ PEOPLE ARE COVERED UNDER EXISTING CIVIL RIGHTS LAW: As Title VII goes to the Supreme Court, Lambda Legal’s Sharon McGowan (@SharonMcGowanDC) and LCCHR’s Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) write for SCOTUSblog on why the law is on our side. Read more at SCOTUS Blog.
THE ETERNALS TO FEATURE FIRST OPENLY GAY MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE CHARACTER: In a recent interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that the character will be married with a family. More from PinkVilla.
2020 PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS CONDEMN ANTI-LGBTQ VANDALISM AT LAS VEGAS LGBTQ CENTER: More from 8NewsNow.
Deeply disturbing. I visited @thecenterlv just a few weeks ago and was so impressed by the warmth and strength of this community. We see you, we are with you, and we remain united against hate. https://t.co/mxl5ci4ml0— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) September 6, 2019
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
EL SENADO DE CHILE PONE EN TABLA EL MATRIMONIO IGUALITARIO: Más de BioBioChile.
AFTER MAYOR OF RIO DE JANEIRO ATTEMPTS TO BAN COMIC BOOK FEATURING SAME-SEX KISS, BRAZIL’S BIGGEST NEWSPAPER PRINTS ILLUSTRATION ON FRONT PAGE: More from The Guardian.
The Trump-Pence administration is subjecting hurricane refugees from the Bahamas to humiliating and cruel treatment in pursuit of a racist immigration strategy. These are not America's values and this administration must be held accountable. https://t.co/ulk6Xejr6p— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) September 9, 2019
KAZAKHSTAN SUPREME COURT RULES TO PROTECT PRIVACY RIGHTS OF SAME-SEX COUPLE: The two women had faced harassment and death threats after a video of them kissing was posted online. More from HRC Global Innovator Zhanar Sekerbayeva (@moorlandiya) and ILGA Europe.
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