60% OF LGBTQ ELDERS WORRY ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE TREATED IN LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS: The HRC Foundation and SAGE are joining forces to launch the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) to promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ older people in residential long-term care communities. Learn more here.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) January 9, 2020
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY — OPENLY GAY KYRGYZ ACTIVIST DASTAN “DANIK” KASMAMYTOV PLANS TO PLANT A RAINBOW FLAG ON EACH OF THE WORLD’S SEVEN SUMMITS: The Seven Summits are the highest mountain on each of the continents. So far, Kasmamytov has planted a rainbow flag on three mountains — Elbrus in Europe, Kosciusko in Australia and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Read more from The Bay Area Reporter.
NEW FIVE-PART SERIES, “YOUTH CROSSING GENDER BORDERS,” DEBUTS ON ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA: This essential community resource is facilitated by Lizette Trujillo (@ltrudreamer13), who, along with her husband Jose, are members of the HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council. Listen at AZPM.
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID (@AlphonsoDavid) JOINS OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE NO BAN ACT: The NO BAN Act will end the Muslim Ban and protect immigrants of any faith. Read more from HRC.
LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN VIRGINIA, MARYLAND BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY: LGBTQ advocates in Virginia are hopeful that General Assembly lawmakers will pass a comprehensive LGBTQ non-discrimination bill. Read more from the Washington Blade.
— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) January 9, 2020
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I’m so unbelievably excited and proud to be gracing the cover of @allure’s February 2020 Beauty issue! It is such an honor to be the first Male to be on the cover in history. This is a testament that times can change and are changing. https://t.co/Dexgzsl8hL
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) January 9, 2020
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
NEW BBC RESEARCH FINDS THAT WAITING TIMES FOR GENDER IDENTITY CLINICS IN THE U.K. AVERAGE 18 MONTHS: Some transgender and non-binary adults have had to wait three years to be seen for an initial appointment. Read more from the BBC.
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The Morning Call reports on a new Pride exhibit in Lehigh Valley, Penn.