🩺 NATIONAL TRANSGENDER HIV TESTING DAY MARKED BY THE HRC: Yesterday was National Transgender HIV Testing Day. To mark the day, the HRC Foundation has created a resource called Get the Facts About Transgender People & HIV Testing. This resource covers FAQs on HIV and HIV testing as well as what we know about transgender people and HIV. More HRCs.
🧭 “EVERYWHERE IS QUEER”: NEW WORLD MAP HIGHLIGHTS LGBTQ+ OWNED BUSINESSES: While traveling in the United States, Charlie Sprinkman was inspired to create a map highlighting LGBTQ+-owned businesses called Everywhere Is Queer. It consists of both a website that hosts a global map of LGBTQ-owned businesses and an Instagram page (@everywhereisqueer) that highlights some of these businesses. More than BNC News.
COMMENT: “NO POLITICIAN WILL SILENCE IT. »: More than Dispatch.
📍 IN THE STATES
HRC CONGRATULATES THE GOVERNMENT OF KANSAS. KELLY TO VETO THE BILL TO PREVENT TRANSGENDER STUDENTS FROM PLAYING SCHOOL SPORTS: “Governor Kelly has heard the voices of transgender children and their families, medical experts, the business community, and sports fairness advocates, all of whom oppose discriminatory legislation like SB 160,” mentioned Cathryn Oakley, HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel (@CthrynOklyshe she). “Thank you to Governor Kelly for protecting transgender youth and for vetoing this harmful legislation. We urge the Kansas Legislature to maintain its veto. More HRCs and the los angeles blade.
MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS BILL: Last Monday, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Inclusive Schools Act” which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, disability and other identity markers in county school boards and publicly funded schools. The bill is now heading to the office of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to be signed or vetoed. More than washington’s blade.
VIEWPOINT: NEED PROOF THAT BANING TRANS ATHLETES IS UNNECESSARY? WATCH ON THE OKC SCHOOL DISTRICT:. More than Oklahoma.
📺 GET CULTURED
📚 JANELLE MONÁE’S “DIRTY COMPUTER” COMES TO LIFE IN A NEW COLLECTION OF STORIES: More than NPR.
🐰 LGBTQ+ NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES WITH THE 21ST ANNUAL EASTER PARADE: More than Traveler.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
HUNDREDS RALLY IN DOWNING STREET FOR COMPLETE BAN ON CONVERSION THERAPY: More than BBC News.
SAN MARINO APPOINTS WORLD’S FIRST OPENLY GAY HEAD OF STATE: More than the Guardian.