HRC ANNOUNCES “VOTE Equal, VOTE Safe” TOWN HALL WITH SEC. JULIÁN CASTRO (@JulianCastro), REP. AYANNA PRESSLEY (@AyannaPressley) AND DERAY MCKESSON (@deray): “I am thrilled to announce the Human Rights Campaign’s Vote Equal, Vote Safe Town Hall and honored to have such tremendous partners in this program,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Together, we will help demystify the vote-by-mail process and give young people — many voting for the first time — the tools and resources they need to make sure their voices are heard this November.” The event will be live-streamed tomorrow, July 14 at 8pm E.T. and will be available on HRC’s digital platforms. RSVP for the event here, and read more from HRC.
MUST WATCH MONDAY — NEW HRC CAMPAIGN AD: EDDIE LUCIO IS BAD FOR TEXAS, VOTE FOR SARA STAPLETON BARRERA (@saraforTXsenate): “As a member of the Texas State Senate, Eddie Lucio has only used his platform to dehumanize and attack the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender people,” said HRC Deputy Campaign Director Jonathan Shields (@jonpshields). “It’s time to elect Sara Stapleton Barrera to Senate District 27, a true champion to the LGBTQ community who will ensure that more than 850,000 LGBTQ Texans have the protections they deserve — protections that 70% of Texans support.” More from HRC.
ELTON JOHN IN THE ATLANTIC, WE CAN’T END HIV/AIDS WITHOUT FIGHTING RACISM: “The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias and discrimination,” writes John (@eltonofficial). “As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community.” More from The Atlantic.
- New study shows queer Black men with a history of incarceration are at higher risk of HIV. More from Medical News Today.
IN THE STATES
OREGON COURT OF APPEALS RULES IN FAVOR OF ALLOWING NON-BINARY OPTION ON PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS: More from KLCC.
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL SENDS LETTER URGING STATE LEGISLATURE TO REPEAL BAN ON “WALKING WHILE TRANS” LEGISLATION: More from Gay City News.
DALLAS MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MERCI MACK, A BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN: More from KSAT.
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GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
UNITED NATIONS EXPERT URGES FOR GLOBAL BAN ON SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Yahoo.
- Victor Madrigal-Borloz (@victor_madrigal), the U.N. independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, released a new report calling on a global ban of this discredited practice. Check out the report here.
“Conversion therapy” is a dangerous, discredited practice that harms LGBTQ people around the world every day, says @UN #IESOGI @victor_madrigal. It’s time we put a stop to it and protect our community. #EndConversionTherapy https://t.co/GbJsAe2zYy
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 10, 2020
THAILAND COULD BECOME FIRST SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRY TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX PARTNERSHIPS: More from CNN.
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