THOUSANDS OF GATHERING IN BROOKLYN TO DEMONSTRATE THE “STATE OF EMERGENCY” FOR TRANSPARENT YOUNG PEOPLE: On Sunday, several thousand people gathered outside the Brooklyn Museum for the Brooklyn Liberation March in support of targeted trans youth across the country. More than The New York Times.
LGBTQ RIGHTS AND LABOR RIGHTS ARE INTRINSICALLY LINKED: In an editorial on the link between labor rights and LGBTQ rights, the authors explain that the equality law would be “important support against the current wave of discriminatory legislation at the state level, by updating the federal law. on civil rights to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It would also provide increased protections for people of color and people of all faiths. ” More than The hill.
BARACK OBAMA: THE GOP’S WAR AGAINST TRANS PEOPLE “BREAKS MY HEART”: “These bills really hurt – especially young people – whether or not they get passed. Growing up is hard enough, and at some point we all struggle to find our place in the world, ”former President Barack Obama said (@Barack Obama). “I can’t imagine how difficult it is for young people to know that some leaders – including people who are supposed to represent you – don’t think they deserve equal rights. ” More than Weekly metro.
DEADLY ATTACKS ON BLACK TRANS WOMEN ARE ON THE RISE. THIS MOM IN MOURNING FINDS: “Deadly violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color as they are at the intersection of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia” President of the CRH Alphonso David told CNN. “And they unfortunately suffer most of the violence in this country. ” More than The Philadelphia Tribune.
WE MUST NOT IGNORE LGBTQ VETERANS DURING PRIDE MONTH: In an opinion piece, Iraq War Veteran Anthony Woods writes about the importance of the SAVE LIVES Act, which extends military health care benefits to the spouses of veterans. Woods called on the federal government to call attention to “the unfinished business of… the federal government’s continued denial of benefits to thousands of LGBTQ veterans.” More than Washington blade.
LGBTQ AMERICANS ARE NOT FULLY COUNTED BY THE GOVERNMENT: Federal data takes into account race and ethnicity, but does not take into account sexual orientation and gender identity. “We are invisible in federal statistics when it comes to certain decision makers,” said Justin Nelson, co-founder and president of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. More than CNN.
TOMORROW – JOIN NAACP FOR THE ARTS CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT (ACE) FESTIVAL: From tomorrow you can join the NAACP (@naacp) for the second Festival of Arts, Culture and Entertainment (ACE). This 3-day digital event will feature renowned panelists including President of the CRH Alphonso David and the rise of black talent. More than NAACP.