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We are saddened to learn of the death of Pooh Johnson, a 25- year-old Black trans woman fatally shot in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 23. Johnson’s death is at least the 35th death of a trans or gender non-conforming person this year. hrc.org/news/hrc-mourn…
Hate crimes against LGBTQ+ Americans, especially those of color, rose last year according to data released by the FBI. But because the data fails to collect racial intersectionalities, even these figures may undercount the violence. 19thnews.org/2021/08/lgbtq-…
🗣️ The Americans with Disabilities Act protects those living with HIV or AIDS, even if you’re asymptomatic. Know your rights!
Trans kids are not political pawns. Let’s remind the #TXLege of that. twitter.com/HRC/status/143…
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So far, 2021 is likely to have the highest number of violent homicides against trans people on record. Trans-inclusive sex-ed can reduce “rates of violence, discrimination and harassment against, trans and gender-expansive students.” 19thnews.org/2021/05/could-…
"My sexuality having an impact on a soccer game? This is actually my nightmare." @martcw12 is seizing an opportunity to advocate for soccer becoming a more inclusive, safer space for LGBTQ+ players. espn.com/soccer/san-die…
Despite our progress, there is still so much work to be done to end the stigma surrounding HIV. nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-he…
Parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ students need just as much support as their young scholars! Our #BackToSchool campaign has resources to help you understand the unique challenges LGBTQ+ students face as they return to the classroom. 📚🌈Check them out ahrc.im/BackToSchoolOn
MUST WATCH: Libby, 12 years old, has a message for Texas legislators trying to pass bills attacking trans kids like her. #txlege
9/ Again, congratulations to all of the Paralympic athletes! You are all showing the world what LGBTQ+ athletes are capable of and we are so proud of you!
8/ .@Robyn_lambird of Australia’s track & field team took bronze in the women’s 100m - T34. Robyn is also the first publicly out non-binary athlete to win a Paralympics medal!
7/ .@empty_kate of Canada’s cycling team took silver in the Women’s C4-5 500m Time Trial.
6/ .@HailStormUSA from Team USA took the silver medal in the triathlon!
5/ .@KatieGDunlevy of Ireland’s cycling team won silver in Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit.
4/ Moran Samuel of Israel’s rowing team took silver in single sculls.
3/ .@itslaurenrowles of Great Britain’s rowing team also took gold in mixed double sculls.
2/ Sir Lee Pearson of Great Britain’s Equestrian team won a gold medal in the Team Test to Music! This is his 2nd gold of the @Tokyo2020 Paralympics!
1/Team LGBTQ+ won SEVEN medals at the Tokyo Paralympics over the weekend! We want to take a moment to celebrate these extraordinary athletes! outsports.com/paralympics/20…
Tell Texas lawmakers enough is enough - their rhetoric is hurting trans kids. Text TX to 472-472 to get connected. #txlege
San Francisco Mayor London Breed joined local trans activists, politicians and LGBTQ+ trailblazers to sign a proclamation officially recognizing August as trans history month to honor the tenacity of trans advocacy and the vibrancy of trans culture. them.us/story/san-fran…
Trans kids are our kids, our students, our friends, our neighbors, and our younger selves. They deserve to play just like every other kid. Text TX to 472-472 to tell Texas legislators: #LetKidsPlay #TXLege
“It took quite literally nearly dying for me to reveal my sexuality.” Elite British cyclist @clayddd talks about coming out and defying the anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments in the cycling community. outsports.com/homophobia/202…
Where mainstream media often underrepresents LGBTQ+ people, queer youth are seeing themselves reflected on TikTok. hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/tikt…
“Sports saved my life, and I beg of you to allow this to continue for other kids like myself.” Elected officials should work to protect kids, not hurt them. Text TX to 472472 to tell Texas lawmakers to oppose SB2 and its harmful ban on trans kids in sports. #TxLege
Today, on the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, we are proud to support @NationalAction's March On for Voting Rights and their demand to end voter disenfranchisement. Equality cannot be reached until we are ALL equal. marchonforvotingrights.org
Approximately 1 in 3 youth in foster care identifies as LGBTQ+. Our 2021 Change-Makers report celebrates LGBTQ+ affirming organizations and shares stories of their inspiring work. hrc.org/press-releases…
This week we learned that the Virginia school board will pay $1.3 million in settlement to Gavin. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
Gavin’s courage is an inspiration to all of us. His work in pursuit of justice has been so much bigger than himself -- he has paved the way for transgender students’ rights everywhere.
“I told my mom and dad that if this law passes, I want to disappear.” The Texas Legislature set a record this year for the most anti-LGBTQ bills filed in the country. Now, in a special session, legislators continue to target transgender youth. #LetKidsPlay #txlege
TOMORROW: Find a #VotingRightsMarch near you and make your voice heard. We cannot allow our right to vote to be taken away. It’s time to show Congress they must protect our access to the ballot box. marchonforvotingrights.org
More than 100 child welfare organizations serving 1 million children and families annually have partnered with HRC to provide LGBTQ+ affirming services. Our 2021 Change-Makers report celebrates the caring professionals taking bold actions for inclusion daily.
Cheyenne Xochitl Love, an Indigenous, two-spirit, non-binary trans girl, created Queer Wave Coffee at the start of the pandemic as coffee that “advocates for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities.” sf.eater.com/2021/8/24/2263…
Congrats, Sir Lee Pearson of the British Equestrian team on your gold medal! Because of you, countless LGBTQ+ youth have seen what they’re capable of. outsports.com/2021/8/26/2264…
For people who are not HIV positive but are sexually active, taking PrEP every day reduces their risk of contracting HIV during sex by 99%.
We’re so excited to see @itsjojosiwa and her partner on @DancingABC’s season 30! They *are* going to make history! usatoday.com/story/entertai…
“Kids can’t be what they can’t see...If you don’t have anyone else to look up to, you can feel so alone." Out non-binary Paralympian Robyn Lambird is “giving the non-binary community wonderful examples of the heights they can reach.” outsports.com/paralympics/20…
The fight for equality includes the fight for equal access to the ballot box. Even 101 years after the adoption of the 19th amendment, we’re still working every day to secure equal voting rights. #WomensEqualityDay
Join us for a virtual press conference with parents of transgender youth and equality advocates discussing the impact of continued efforts to pass legislation targeting transgender youth. #LetKidsPlay @EqualityTexas @TransTexas pscp.tv/w/c_ZhQXR3LTE5…
LGBTQ+ Afghans deserve to live openly and without fear. We are grateful to @RepChrisPappas for leading Members of Congress to urge @SecBlinken to extend protections to LGBTQ+ Afghan nationals fleeing Taliban persecution. washingtonblade.com/2021/08/24/exc…
Our 2021 Change-Makers report highlights the work of more than 100 organizations that partnered with our All Children-All Families program over the last year to put their commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion into action. hrc.org/press-releases…
“The first time I asked lawmakers to stop attacking me, I was 6, and now I’m 11.” - Libby Anti-equality politicians in Texas keep trying to pass legislation targeting trans youth. Trans kids can hear you. Just ask Libby. #LetKidsPlay
Congrats Crystal Lane-Wright of the British cycling team on being the first openly LGBTQ+ Paralympian to win a medal in the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics! outsports.com/2021/8/25/2264…
The Canadian Senate has passed a bill that would outlaw many practices relating to so-called “conversion therapy” for the entire country. This bill would protect countless LGBTQ+ community members from the dangerous practice. canadianlawyermag.com/practice-areas…
We showed up in 2020. Now some lawmakers want to make it harder to vote. It’s time to show them that we won’t let it happen. Join the March On for Voting Rights in your area this Saturday August 28. #VotingRightsMarch marchonforvotingrights.org
Our HBCU Power Series, a virtual conversation about the issues impacting students attending HBCUs, will be discussing the importance of establishing an LGBTQ+ resource center on HBCU campuses to benefit Black LGBTQ+ students. pscp.tv/w/c_UdIHR3LTE5…
The passage through the House of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is a fitting tribute to both Rep. Lewis and to Bayard Rustin, who worked tirelessly alongside Rep. Lewis as a fighter for civil rights and LGBTQ+ rights, and passed away on this day in 1987.
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act has passed the House. We commend the leaders who fought to restore the protections under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and strengthen participation in our democracy. hrc.org/press-releases…
Black LGBTQ+ students across HBCU campuses benefit immensely from a thriving LGBTQ+ resource center that meets their unique needs. Join us on August 25 at 1:00 PM (ET) to learn just how resources centers can help students thrive. hrc.im/HBCUPower
TEXAS: Legislators are trying to ban transgender students from playing sports. Call your legislator now and tell them to not pass SB 2 and #LetKidsPlay. Text “TX” to 472-472 to get connected. Msg & data rates may apply. Recurring msgs. Text STOP to quit. HELP for info. #txlege
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