BETO O’ROURKE AND ALEXANDRA BILLINGS STAR AT HRC DINNER IN HOUSTON: Over the weekend, HRC members, volunteers and supporters were joined by HRC-endorsed candidate for Texas Governor Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) and actress and activist Alexandra Billings (@IamABillings) at a dinner party in Houston, Texas. More HRCs.
JUDGE REVERSES ARMY LIMITS ON SERVICE MEMBERS WITH HIV: “The military is forced to recognize the current science regarding HIV: it is easily treatable; there are no documented cases of combat transmission; and, above all, it is never a reason for discrimination”, mentioned Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director of the HRC (@sarahwarbelowshe she), who was not involved in the litigation. More than BNC News.
IN CASE IT’S NOT OBVIOUS, LGBTQ+ AMERICANS STILL HAVE NO BASIC PROTECTIONS IN 29 STATES: Army veteran Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker shares her experience of discrimination in healthcare as a black trans woman. She has worked with HRC’s Reality Flag campaign to raise awareness of basic protections for LGBTQ+ people who go missing in 29 states and calls for the passage of the Equality Act. More than Cosmopolitan.
⚖ HISTORICAL CONFIRMATION FROM THE SUPREME COURT COMES AT A TIME WHERE SOME IN THE GOP ARE TRYING TO REVERSE LGBTQ+ RIGHTS: Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed as the first black woman on the Supreme Court. His confirmation comes at a time when the LGBTQ+ community, especially trans youth, is under attack from GOP state lawmakers through discriminatory and targeted legislation. LGBTQ+ people are wondering what role the Supreme Court will play in protecting their fundamental rights. More than CNN.
📍 IN THE STATES
ARIZONA GOVERNMENT DOUG DUCEY SIGNS HIS THIRD ANTI-LGBTQ+ LAW OF 2022, A BILL TO ALLOW ADOPTION AND FOSTERING AGENCIES TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF, INCLUDING AGAINST LGBTQ+ COUPLES:”Whether attacking transgender children playing sports, transgender children trying to access medical care, or LGBTQ+ youth who are overrepresented in the child welfare system, Governor Ducey has betrayed these children every moment”, said Bridget Sharpe, state director of HRC in Arizona (@bridgetsharpeAZshe she). “It makes it harder for children – including LGBTQ+ children – to find housing by allowing government contractors to discriminate on the basis of religion when providing taxpayer-funded services. Who pays the price? For the third time in a week, it’s Arizona’s already vulnerable children. More HRCs.
A LOOK AT THE RED STATE’S CONTROVERSIAL ACTIONS LIMITING ABORTION, LGBTQ+ RIGHTS AND MORE: More than CNN.
NOT JUST FLORIDA. MORE THAN A DOZEN STATES ARE PROPOSING “DON’T SAY GAY OR TRANS” BILLS: More than NPR.
📺 GROW YOURSELF
🎀 JOJO SIWA RETURNS TO TV AS A “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” JUDGE: More than Outside.
LGBTQ+ FLAGS: HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM OF 21 FLAGS: More than teen vogue.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
DIFFICULT TERRITORY FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: More than Human Rights Watch.