HRC MARKS SIX YEARS SINCE FILMING PULSE NIGHTCLUB: “We will never forget the lives lost at Pulse – beloved friends, siblings, partners and relatives who danced in the community and celebrated to be slaughtered in a horrific act of violence against the LGBTQ+ community,” said Acting President of the HRC, Joni Madison (@HRC_Presidentshe she). “Gun violence remains an LGBTQ+ issue, with three-quarters of homicides against transgender people – including nearly eight in ten homicides of black trans women – involving a firearm.” More Tallahassee Democrat and HRC.
31 WHITE NATIONALIST PATRIOT FRONT MEMBERS ARRESTED NEAR PRIDE IDAHO EVENT: On Saturday, 31 members of a white nationalist organization known as the Patriot Front were arrested near a Pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and charged with conspiracy to riot. More CNN and NPR.
38 BRAZILIAN COMPANIES SCORED HIGHEST IN HRC FOUNDATION’S FIRST BRAZILIAN LGBTQ+ WORK EQUALITY INDEX: “In his first year, Equidade Brazil worked with 60 employers, more than half of which received top marks in the survey, showing the hunger and desire of these companies to create better, more inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees. Globally, business leaders understand that creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace is not only great for retention and recruitment, but it’s also the right thing to do for their employees,” said Director of the Equality in the Workplace Program at CRH Keisha Williams (her). More HRCs.
REPORT SHOWS SHARP INCREASE IN TRANSGENDER YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES: An analysis of surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the estimated number of transgender adolescents in the United States has doubled since 2017. It also found that young Americans, aged 13 to 25, represent a disproportionate percentage of the population. transgender community. “[This change] means a new confidence among a new generation to be authentic in their gender identity. More The New York Times.
ICYMI — HRC SET NEW STANDARD FOR “BEST WORKPLACES FOR LGBTQ+ EQUALITY”: “Companies earning this distinction must have a 100 on the CEI and will need to be barsetters to learn how companies can do even more,” said HRC Acting President Joni Madison (@HRC_Presidentshe she). “It is important to note that to receive this award they will need to be nominated by their workers.” More BNC News.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE UPDATE THE HIV+ SERVICE MEMBERS POLICY: More NBC New and HRC.
HOW A MILITARY FAMILY WAS STRENGTHENED BY THEIR TRANS CHILD: HE TEACHED US TO “STAND UP FOR OUR PRINCIPLES”: More People.
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