TONIGHT: When We Rise, an eight-hour mini-series from Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black that chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs in the fight for LGBTQ equality, premieres at 9|8c on ABC. [ Abc.go.com Link ]
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HRC members and supporters across the country gathered at rallies to take a stand against the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back the protective guidance for transgender students. #ProtectTransKids
Last night, Moonlight became the first movie with an LGBTQ plotline to win an Oscar for the coveted Best Picture award, while Mahershala Ali, who was tabbed Best Supporting Actor, became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. The critically acclaimed film also won Best Adapted Screenplay for a total of three Oscars on the night. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Moonlight!
MUST READ via CNN: Parents and trans students in Texas sound off on anti-LGBTQ bills such as Senate Bill 6.
"Transgender students already face high levels of bullying and harassment from their peers. Legislation should not target trans students. All students, including those who are transgender, should be able to learn and succeed in school without fear of harassment or isolation."
Congratulations to My-King Johnson, who will become the first openly gay Division I football scholarship player to take the field this fall when he joins the Arizona Wildcats football team. Thank you for speaking out and living your truth! [ Washingtonpost.com Link ]
Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender pioneer, was at the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ equality at the Stonewall riots and beyond. We recognize her and so many others who broke down barriers for #BlackHistoryMonth.
There's a great deal at stake for LGBTQ Americans in state legislatures across the nation, including Alabama. One bill, deceptively titled the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” would enshrine taxpayer-funded discrimination into Alabama law by allowing state-funded and licensed adoption and foster care agencies to reject prospective LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents based on the agency’s... View details ⇨
Congratulations to Moonlight on winning three Oscar Awards, including Best Picture! Thank you for sharing this powerful story with audiences around the globe. Watch HRC honor Moonlight with the HRC Visionary Arts Award earlier this month: [ Youtube.com Link ]
Ryan is an educator who believes no young person should have to wake up in the morning fearful of the school day ahead. He has an important message to share with youth affected by the Trump Administration's decision to rescind Obama-era protections for transgender students: “Know that you’re not alone, that you are loved, and that you deserve love -- that you have every right to feel... View details ⇨
Thank you to Melissa and her transgender daughter Conner for helping us tell the world that no matter what happens we’re all ready to fight for transgender youth! Watch their inspiring message for youth affected by the Trump Administration's decision to rescind Obama-era protections for transgender students. #ProtectTransKids #BoomGirl
Members of HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council, a coalition of some of the nation’s leading parent-advocates working for equality and fairness for transgender people, sent a letter to President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Education Secretary Betsy Devos asking for a meeting about their troubling decision to revoke protections for transgender children. Here are their... View details ⇨
Moonlight is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Motion Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Original Score and Writing (Adapted Screenplay). [ Hrc.org Link ]
Must read: HRC President Chad Griffin debunks Trump's “states’ rights” argument -- the same argument used by opponents of equality throughout history as an excuse to discriminate. Protecting transgender students at school is not a question of states’ rights. It's about fundamental civil rights. [ M.mic.com Link ]