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HRC applauds House Judiciary Committee for advancing gun violence prevention measures; Kharkiv, Ukraine to hold first Pride march Sunday
HRC APPLAUDS HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR ADVANCING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION MEASURES: “It is imperative that Congress and the White House finally take action to prevent this senseless, ongoing epidemic of gun violence,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “The vast majority of the American people support meaningful steps to stop these preventable tragedies, including an assurance that no person in this country can purchase a firearm without clearing a background check.” More from HRC.
HRC TO HONOR ACTOR MICHAEL BENJAMIN WASHINGTON WITH VISIBILITY AWARD AT 2019 ST. LOUIS GALA THIS WEEKEND: More from HRC.
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- INDYA MOORE (@IndyaMoore) WEARS EARRINGS & CARRIES PURSE DEPICTING 17 BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMEN KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KILLED THIS YEAR: Sadly, just days after Moore’s brave display of activism, advocates were alerted to an 18th death -- that of Bee Love Slater. More from Out Magazine.
.@IndyaMoore spotlighted the crisis of violence facing trans women at the #FMAS2019, wearing earrings depicting the deceased.— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) September 6, 2019
“Just like me these women dared to exhaust their freedom to exist by being visible. However, instead of being celebrated, they’re punished for it.” pic.twitter.com/jZLsgzewyu
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION CONDEMNING “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More here.
.@HRC commends the @CityRichmondVA on passing a resolution last night calling for local and statewide protections for youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” https://t.co/w4c76bbrHS— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 10, 2019
EVEN THOUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REQUIRES THAT MEDICAID COVER GENDER AFFIRMATION SURGERY, MANY TRANS & NON-BINARY PEOPLE FACE BARRIERS IN ACCESSING COVERAGE: More from Bloomberg Law.
ALEJANDRA BARRERA, A TRANSGENDER WOMAN & REFUGEE, HAS BEEN RELEASED AFTER BEING HELD BY ICE FOR 20 MONTHS: More from PinkNews.
HORRIBLE -- RADIO STATION TWEETS, DELETES HOMOPHOBIC SLUR AIMED AT ITS OWN EMPLOYEE: More from The Advocate.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
HRC PROUD TO SUPPORT THE FIRST PRIDE MARCH IN UKRAINE’S SECOND LARGEST CITY: The march in Kharkiv, with support from HRC’s Partnerships in Pride program, will take place despite the mayor’s coercive attempts to restrict Pride activities. More from HRC.
SAME-SEX COUPLE -- BOTH PRIESTS -- MARRIES WITH HOPE OF RECEIVING BLESSING FROM AUSTRALIA’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Fathers John Davis and Rob Whalley hoped to become the first same-sex couple to recieve such a blessing, but the matter has been referred to the church’s highest court for a decision on whether the blessing would violate the church’s constitution. More from PinkNews.
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