by HRC Staff •
HRC responds to Postmaster General’s decision to delay policy changes until after Nov elections; A message of hope on day two of the DNC
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The White House needs new leadership immediately -- and we need to organize and get out the vote to ensure that we elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this fall. On Day 2 of the DNC -- Tracy Ellis Ross spoke truth, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta made LGBTQ history, dear friends Judy and Dennis Shepard casted Wyoming’s roll call vote and Dr. Jill Biden offered a deeply personal and powerful endorsement of her husband.
Our future POTUS and FLOTUS. #DemConvention pic.twitter.com/H6hB9NsQBN— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 19, 2020
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS PLACED INCREASINGLY ADVERSE PRESSURE ON TRANSGENDER MENTAL HEALTH: As COVID-19 continues to upend lives across the country, it has taken deep toll on the transgender community, a population that already face higher rates of mental health issues, discrimination and abuse in medical care and disproportionate health and economic impact from COVID-19. More from The Washington Post.
WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- HOW QUEER WOMEN POWERED THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT: Scholars have found that many suffragists saw the freedom to choose whom and how they loved as tied deeply to the idea of voting rights. In many instances, the women who fought for representation were rebels living queer lives. More from The New York Times.
HHS’s HEALTHY PEOPLE 2030 FRAMEWORK RELEASED: Learn more here.
#HP2030 has been released, & HHS has significantly expanded objectives for our community.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 18, 2020
The goals address disparities among LGBTQ people related to:
✔️Drug & alcohol use
✔️Sexually transmitted infections
✔& data collectionhttps://t.co/VUlCdvJqyX
COVID-19 ISOLATED LGBTQ STUDENTS FROM THEIR COMMUNITY, VIRTUAL SCHOOL CONTINUES TO ADD CHALLENGES FOR LGBTQ KIDS: As COVID-19 closes campuses and other community spaces and centers, LGBTQ students will often return to unsupportive homes and unhealthy living situations. More from Tampa Bay Times.
HRC RESPONDS TO GOP SENATE CANDIDATE DONALD BOLDUC’S NEW CAMPAIGN AD FEATURING AN ANTI-LGBTQ SLUR: “Donald Bolduc’s use of a homophobic slur in his campaign ad is shameful and dangerous,” said HRC spokesperson Wyatt Ronan (@jwyattronan). “A campaign run on hate has no place in New Hampshire or anywhere in this country.” More from Metro Weekly.
LOCAL ACTIVISTS CONTINUE CALLS FOR MEXICO TO BAN SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY” TO PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH: More from Reuters.
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TWO TRANS WOMEN IN MIAMI ALLEGE TRANSPHOBIC ABUSE AT HANDS OF POLICE AFTER RALLY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY: Gabriela Amaya Cruz and Jae Bucci described police asking them inappropriate questions about their bodies. More from Miami Herald.
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