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A remarkable coming out moment occurred in an unlikely place -- and it was all captured on video.

At just 12 years old, Savannah did what others spend a lifetime trying to achieve -- to live life authentically. Speaking for just over a minute before her microphone was cut off, she told her Mormon congregation in Utah that she is a lesbian.

In her moving and honest speech, Savannah spoke with grace and poise about her truth, testifying that “[God] did not mess up when they gave me freckles or when they made me to be gay… I hope some day to go on dates, to go to school dances, to hold hands and to go off to college... I know I can have all of these things as a lesbian and be happy.”

The video went viral and captivated viewers across the country. Savannah’s courage to come out so publicly was recognized by HRC at our 2017 Utah Gala on Saturday, where she was a guest -- along with her parents -- and received a rousing standing ovation from the more than 650 attendees.

Savannah’s story inspired HRC and we hope it encourages other LGBTQ youth to embrace their true, authentic self. 


Author: Brian McBride
Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:49 pm

Pride season is in full force in Alabama. On Saturday, June 10, HRC marched alongside Central Alabama’s LGBTQ community through the streets of Birmingham, followed by a thrilling Central Alabama Pride Fest on Sunday, June 11.

On Saturday, June 17, HRC Alabama blasted off to Rocket City pride in Huntsville. Statewide LGBTQ direct-service organization Free2Be hosted Huntsville’s celebration.

And on Sunday, June 25, HRC marched through the state capital of Montgomery with leaders and community members from Montgomery Pride United. Together, we celebrated the progress LGBTQ Alabamians are making and demanded more accountability from the governor and members of the legislature.

With Southern states targeting LGBTQ rights, festivities like these are necessary for the LGBTQ community to thrive. Both Birmingham and Huntsville offered space for members across the LGBTQ community to come together and celebrate those identities that are being attacked by legislators both in Alabama and in the surrounding states.

HRC's Project One America is a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. Learn more here.

Find HRC at a pride near you at hrc.org/Pride


Author: Eva Kendrick
Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:46 pm

On Saturday, June 24, HRC recognized Fostering Futures of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for renewing its Leader status in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families through HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families project. The event took place in Braun Court, a courtyard that is surrounded by businesses owned by LGBTQ community members.

Ryan Rowe, HRC Associate Regional Field Director, presented the Seal for the agency’s commitment to LGBTQ inclusion and for Executive Director Jennifer DeVivo’s exceptional leadership. The continuing efforts of Fostering Futures to send a clear message of affirmation to LGBTQ families is especially important.

In 2015, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of extreme anti-LGBTQ adoption bills into law. The dangerously broad bills have enshrined special taxpayer-funded discrimination into Michigan law and permit rampant discrimination against committed and loving same-sex couples, putting thousands of Michigan children at risk of not finding the loving homes that they need.

Fostering Futures is the first All Children - All Families agency in Michigan to renew its Seal of Recognition. This means they have enhanced their policies and practices to ensure a truly welcoming environment for both LGBTQ parents and youth. Following the event, agency staff and community members celebrated the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling with free music, children’s activities, and giveaways. 

Fostering Futures is a non-profit child placing agency with the goal of providing the best services to children and families. Based on the foundation of clinical practice, Fostering Futures assists children and families in the foster care system. To learn more about the agency, visit http://www.ffkids.org/.

HRC Foundation's All Children - All Families has guided agencies across the U.S. in improving practice with LGBTQ youth and parents for more than a decade. To learn more about the program's practice improvement model and see a full list of participating agencies, visit hrc.org/acaf.

Want to stay up-to-date on All Children - All Families resources and activities? Subscribe to “Field Forward,” the program’s monthly e-newsletter at hrc.im/field-forward.

Above: Fostering Futures staff and families with HRC Associate Regional Field Director Ryan Rowe.

Below: Executive Director, Jennifer Claire DeVivo, and original foster parents and LGBTQ Advisory Board Members, Mark Giesler and John Palladino.

Jennifer Claire DeVivo, Mark Giesler, John Palladino


Author: HRC staff
Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:30 pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated a change in her viewpoint on same-sex marriage, and that she will open a path to a vote on marriage equality in Germany’s federal legislature, the Bundestag, according to The New York Times. The Bundestag may hold a vote as early as Friday.

In an interview with the live talk show Brigitte, Merkel said she would allow for a conscience vote in the Bundestag, which will likely lead to marriage equality in the European Union’s biggest and wealthiest country.

Merkel is up for re-election in September for a fourth consecutive term as chancellor. Her new position followed a decision by her left-leaning coalition partner, the Social Democrats, who announced that their continued support for Merkel’s government would be contingent on her backing marriage equality. Merkel’s party, the conservative Christian Democrats, have not officially backed marriage equality (although many individual legislators from the party support it).

An opinion poll conducted last month showed that 66 percent of Germans support full marriage equality. Germany has allowed same-sex civil unions since 2001 but it does not allow joint adoptions by same-sex couples.

HRC will closely follow the potential marriage equality vote in Germany this week. Follow HRC’s blog for the latest updates.

 


Author: Saurav Jung Thapa
Posted: June 28, 2017, 3:40 pm

THE VOTE TO REPEAL THE ACA IS DELAYED -- KEEP THE PRESSURE ON TO SAVE THE ACA! Senate GOP leaders have delayed a vote on the disastrous Trump-Pence-McConnell effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community as well as millions of other Americans. But just because the vote is delayed doesn’t mean you should take a break, too! Text “Save ACA” to 30644 -- you’ll be connected to your senator to urge them to oppose this repeal effort. Because of the ACA, thousands of low-income LGBTQ people, including those living with HIV, have been able to obtain health insurance through the Medicaid expansion, and many rely on essential services provided by Planned Parenthood. Last week, HRC strongly condemned the hatched-in-secret proposal to gut the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, undermining life-saving access to health care for as many as 23 million Americans. More from The Associated Press.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Lacking votes, Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until after July 4th recess.

— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) June 27, 2017

● HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) and Equitas Health President and CEO William Hardy, writing today in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, lay out why the stakes are so high in the fight to save the ACA for LGBTQ Ohioans -- and all Americans. “People are facing dire consequences if President Donald Trump succeeds in his quest to destroy health care to serve a political talking point,” they write, “and the impact on LGBTQ people, communities of color, women, children, seniors and others disproportionately reliant on the ACA will be devastating.” More from Cleveland Plain Dealer.

MORE TRUMP LIES -- ON HIV TESTING DAY:

Shot: “My Administration is determined to build upon these improvements and continue supporting domestic and global health programs that prioritize testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS.” [White House Press Office, June 27, 2017]

Chaser: "Senate Republicans unveiled their version of the bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare Thursday. The bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid and would defund Planned Parenthood for a year. According to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS -- which lost six members over the weekend -- 40 percent of Americans with HIV depend on Medicaid to pay their medical bills." [The Hill, June 22, 2017]

Drunchie: “The Trump administration has proposed slashing programs that buy antiretroviral drugs for people who are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, by at least $1.1 billion -- nearly a fifth of their current funding. Researchers say the cuts could lead to the deaths of at least one million people in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.” [The New York Times, June 26, 2017]

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY: MoveOn.org sat down with HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) to talk about the power progressives wield when fighting for transgender rights. “We’ve gone from a presidency of progress to a presidency of prejudice,” McBride says. “... If any politician comes for the transgender community, we’re going to organize; we’re going to mobilize and we’re going to come for that politician on Election Day.” Watch here.

U.S. HOUSE APPROVES BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING VIOLENCE AGAINST GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN IN CHECHNYA: The resolution calls on the Russian federation to “protect the human rights of all its citizens, condemn the violence and persecution, investigate these crimes in Chechnya, and hold accountable all those involved in perpetrating such abuses.” The measure, sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), also calls on the Trump Administration to condemn the violence and persecution in Chechnya, which has included kidnapping, torture and sometimes murder of gay and bisexual men. Read the resolution here, and more about violence in Chechnya, and the #EyesOnChechnya effort at HRC.

CONGRESS MEMBERS CALL OUT ED SEC. DEVOS’ INDIFFERENCE TO CIVIL RIGHTS: “You claim to support civil rights and oppose discrimination, but your actions belie your assurances,” say 34 lawmakers in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. The letter -- led by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wa.) -- highlights her proposed budget cuts to the Office for Civil Rights, the agency’s decision to rescind guidance helping schools to comply with critical protections for transgender students and her appointment of anti-LGBTQ activists. More from HRC and BuzzFeed.

HRC MOURNS AVA LE’RAY BARRIN, TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN ATHENS, GEORGIA: HRC was horrified to learn that a 17-year-old transgender woman, Ava Le’Ray Barrin, was shot and killed in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday. Jalen Breon Brown, 21, has been charged with Barrin’s murder, after allegedly shooting her during an altercation in an apartment parking lot. Friends remembered Barrin as a “social butterfly” and an “amazing girl” who “loved to make people laugh.” Barrin is the youngest known transgender murder victim in the U.S. this year. Since January 1, advocates have tracked at least 14 deaths from anti-transgender violence across the country -- all of whom have been people of color. More from HRC.

TODAY -- 48TH ANNIVERSARY OF STONEWALL UPRISING: Today marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a pivotal marker in the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Harassed by local police simply for congregating, LGBTQ patrons decided to take a stand and fight back against the brutal intimidation they regularly faced. Exactly one year later, the first LGBTQ Pride marches took place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary of this brave stand against injustice. More from HRC.

Stonewall; 48 years

NEXT MONTH -- TEXAS SPECIAL SESSION TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST TRANS PEOPLE: Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for the session to consider anti-LGBTQ legislation -- including bills that would make it illegal for transgender people to access facilities consistent with their gender identity. The session will begin on July 18. More from The Daily Dot and San Antonio Current.

● Amber Briggle -- a Texas parent of a transgender child and member of HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council-- wrote an open letter to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus urging him to stand up for trans children during the upcoming special session. More from TribTalk.

HEY, OHIO -- LGBTQ NONDISCIM PROTECTIONS ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS: More than 60 businesses have indicated their support for a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Ohio’s nondiscrimination laws. More from Columbus CEO.

#PROUDTOBE -- YOUTUBE SPOTLIGHTS LGBTQ VOICES: A beautiful, moving new video from YouTube features the power of LGBTQ voices -- including footage from HRC. Watch here.

ONE COUPLE THAT PAVED THE ROAD FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW HAS A ROAD OF THEIR OWN: The Cincinnati block the couple lived on was renamed ‘John Arthur and Jim Obergefell Way’ to honor the two year anniversary of marriage equality. More from Upworthy.

GERMAN PARTY PUSHES FOR VOTE ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Germany's Social Democrats are pressuring the Bundestag for a vote on marriage equality this week after Chancellor Merkel signaled her desire for a free vote on the issue. More from Reuters.

● There are currently 21 countries, including the U.S., that have full marriage equality. Another two -- Mexico and the United Kingdom -- have partial marriage equality. More from HRC.

READING RAINBOW

Glamour interviews HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) about how the Trump Administration affects trans youth; Houston Chronicle lists iconic LGBTQ movies; Bustle talks to the doctors dedicated to making more trans-inclusive medical practices

Have news? Send us your news and tips at AMEquality@hrc.org. Click here to subscribe to #AM_Equality and follow @HRC for all the latest news. Thanks for reading!


Author: HRC staff
Posted: June 28, 2017, 2:13 pm

HRC was horrified to learn that a 17-year-old transgender woman, Ava Le’Ray Barrin, was shot and killed in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday, June 25. Jalen Breon Brown, 21, has been charged with Barrin’s murder, after allegedly shooting her during an altercation in an apartment parking lot. Police say that Barrin and Brown knew one another, but don’t know what led to the shooting.

In an online obituary, friends remembered Barrin as a “social butterfly” and an “amazing girl” who “loved to make people laugh.” On Monday, mourners held a candlelight service at the apartment complex where Barrin was killed, according to TransGriot.

Barrin is the youngest known transgender murder victim in the U.S. this year. Since January 1, advocates have tracked at least 14 deaths from anti-transgender violence across the country, including one woman who died of injuries from a 2016 attack. Every victim has been a woman of color, nearly all of them Black—a horrifying pattern that mirrors previous years, when Black women have made up the vast majority of known transgender homicide victims. In November, HRC and the Trans People of Color Coalition released A Matter of Life and Death, a report that highlights how racism, transphobia and misogyny combine to create this epidemic of violence.

Like too many transgender victims of violence, Barrin’s name and gender were misreported by local law enforcement and media outlets. Announcements that fail to respect transgender victims’ identities not only upset the victims’ loved ones, but may lead to additional violence by creating the perception that law enforcement will not protect transgender people or pursue their attackers.

HRC extends its sincere condolences to Ms. Barrin’s family and friends.

To learn more about violence against transgender people, click here.


Author: Gabe Murchison
Posted: June 28, 2017, 1:26 pm

The post originally appeared on Cleveland.com and was submitted by Chad Griffin, President of HRC, and William Hardy, President and CEO of Equitas Health.

For millions of Americans across the country, the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act is a terrifying prospect. People are facing dire consequences if President Donald Trump succeeds in his quest to destroy health care to serve a political talking point, and the impact on LGBTQ people, communities of color, women, children, seniors and others disproportionately reliant on the ACA will be devastating.

Since its passage, the Affordable Care Act has expanded access to crucial health care services to millions of people.

While the ACA is not perfect, Trump and his allies have made clear they are uninterested in fixing it; they are interested in destroying it, to say they did. In the process, they've managed to load the bill with sneaky provisions that give tax breaks to the wealthy which would be paid for on the backs of our nation's most vulnerable communities.

And that answer is simple.

After weeks of secrecy, the Senate proposal unveiled last week by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just as radical, reckless, and dangerous as the bill passed by House Republicans in May. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the House bill would rip health care away from 23 million people, while the Senate bill would rip health care away from 22 million people, including many in the LGBTQ community.

The Trump-Pence-McConnell proposal makes things worse for everyone. And what we know is this: One life lost is one too many. Simply put, this proposal would put millions of lives at risk.

And that's why the LGBTQ community is asking all senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- to save the Affordable Care Act and the life-saving provisions it guarantees for so many in our community and across our country.

Both the House and Senate versions of the bill gut core provisions of the ACA and cut off tens of millions of Americans from life-saving health care coverage while increasing out-of-pocket costs.

Because of the ACA, tens of thousands of low-income people living with HIV have been able to obtain health insurance through the Medicaid expansion. This critical coverage ensures that people living with HIV have access to primary care and the lifesaving treatments they need to live longer, healthier lives. The Senate's so-called "Better Care Reconciliation Act" proposes drastic changes to Medicaid, and it will strip many of these people, and the most vulnerable among us, of essential health care coverage.

This bill will disproportionately impact LGBTQ Americans, leaving them with some of the poorest insurance coverage in the nation.

The LGBTQ community has benefited from the ACA's tax credit structure and the Medicaid expansion, and the rescission of both of these critical components will have devastating consequences for a community already facing significant health care disparities. 

In another dangerous move, the Senate bill would also cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which would jeopardize the ability of clinics to deliver preventive health services, including HIV testing and transition-related care. Health centers, like those operated by Planned Parenthood, often offer the only culturally competent health care available, especially in rural and isolated areas. The ACA's public health and prevention fund, established to expand investments in the nation's public health infrastructure, would also be repealed.

Every single one of these proposals is a recipe for not only stripping health care from LGBTQ Americans, but also pushing the health care needs of the LGBTQ community back in the closet.

We've made strides in recent years that have allowed us to lift bans on HIV organ donation, improve health insurance coverage for those living with HIV, and help prevent future transmission. Much of this progress has been achieved through the Affordable Care Act. Without the ACA, critical prevention methods and access to lifesaving medication would be lost.

We've simply come too far to allow our elected leaders to drag us backwards by passing measures that threaten our quality of life and our community's survival.

At its core, this health care debate is what our fight has always been about: equal dignity and value under the law.

Saving the ACA is about saving lives, plain and simple. And we need all senators to put party and politics aside and do what's right for our country, for Americans, and for our community.


Author: Chad Griffin
Posted: June 28, 2017, 1:09 pm

Earlier this month, HRC Alabama staff joined an innovative group of Alabama legislators, opinion leaders and stakeholders in a rich and thoughtful discussion about the future of a pro-growth policy agenda at Alabama’s first Pro-Growth Policy Retreat.

In exploring how Alabama policy leaders can invest, grow, care, show compassion and prosper, the conference agenda included breakout sessions and conversations ranging from “How We Grow: Sparking Our Economy” to “How We Show Compassion: Reforming Our Prison System.”

At the invitation of the House Democratic Caucus, HRC participated in the Pro-Growth Policy Retreat as a panel contributor for the “How We Build Bridges: Sustaining Civil and Human Rights” panel. State Director Eva Kendrick joined Kareem Crayton, Chief of Staff and General Counsel for the House Democratic Caucus, Ana Valeriano, Lead Organizer at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) and Samuel Martin, President and Publisher of the Birmingham News, for a lively conversation on the state of civil rights in Alabama, ways to use personal stories to inform public education and transform public opinion on civil rights issues, and the future of progress civil rights policy in the Alabama State House.

House Minority Leader Rep. Anthony Daniels closed out the conference Friday afternoon, reiterating what had been discussed in most panels and breakouts throughout the conference: In order for a progressive policy agenda to win in Alabama, it will take sustained coalition commitment from organizations, individuals and legislators to keep our progressive focus unified in an effort to create a better, stronger Alabama for all of her citizens. HRC Alabama is committed to making that vision a reality.

To learn more about HRC’s work in Alabama, visit www.hrc.org/Alabama


Author: Eva Kendrick
Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:54 pm

Millions around the world took part in parades and marches in honor of National LGBTQ Pride Month, but these celebrations may not have been possible if not for a group of LGBTQ activists who 48 years ago stood up in a local New York bar and fought back against hate.

On June 28, 1969, when New York City police began again harassing LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn simply for congregating, those patrons decided they’d had enough. They began bravely fighting back against the consistent oppression and brutal intimidation they faced. From those early demonstrations grew a modern social movement determined to rid the nation of discrimination against all LGBTQ Americans.

Exactly one year later, the first Pride marches took place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary of the historic stand against injustice at Stonewall.

The significance of the events at Stonewall, and their influence in shaping the national conversation surrounding LGBTQ equality in America, cannot be overstated. Last summer, then-President Obama acknowledged the historic contributions of the events of 1969 by designating the Stonewall Inn as the country’s first LGBTQ national monument, a place essential to telling the story of the LGBTQ community’s struggle for equality.

“We can’t rest, we gotta keep pushing for equality and acceptance and tolerance, but the arc of our history is clear,” said Obama. “It’s an arc of progress and a lot of that progress can be traced back to Stonewall.”

The LGBTQ community hailed Obama’s announcement, which recognized what many consider the birthplace of the LGBTQ movement, providing a public acknowledgement of Stonewall’s much-deserved place in history.

Though Stonewall’s legacy is cemented in history, LGBTQ progress remains on shaky ground in the Trump Era. HRC takes inspiration from the brave members of our community who stood up for themselves -- and all of us -- at Stonewall, and remains committed to ensuring all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equality and with dignity under the law.


Author: Brian McBride
Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm

HRC strongly condemned the Senate Republicans’ hatched-in-secret proposal to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and undermine access to health care for as many as 23 million Americans. If it passes, this bill will have a disproportionately negative impact on LGBTQ people.

WATCH: HRC released a new video on the consequences for LGBTQ people.

“If the Trump-McConnell health care bill becomes law, it will threaten the lives of countless Americans,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “For LGBTQ people, who already face health care disparities, this proposal is downright dangerous. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill gut core provisions of the Affordable Care Act and cut off tens of millions of Americans from life-saving health care coverage while increasing out-of-pocket costs. This unconscionable proposal -- drafted behind closed doors, without public input -- is a disturbingly harmful bill that Senators must reject.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has led an unprecedented covert approach to passing a bill that would affect millions of Americans and one-sixth of the American economy. After working behind closed doors, without public input and keeping both their constituents and health care advocates in the dark, they are now planning to ram through a bill without a single hearing and no meaningful time for health care experts and the American people to review, understand, and debate.  

Because of the ACA, thousands of low-income people living with HIV have been able to obtain health insurance through the Medicaid expansion. This critical coverage ensures that people living with HIV have access to the lifesaving treatments. The so-called  “Better Care Reconciliation Act” proposes drastic changes to Medicaid and it will strip many of these people, and the most vulnerable among us, of essential health care coverage.

This bill will disproportionately impact LGBTQ Americans, leaving them with some of the lowest rates of insurance coverage in the nation. The LGBTQ community has benefitted from the ACA’s tax credit structure and the Medicaid Expansion, and the rescission of both of these critical components will have devastating consequences for a community already facing significant health care disparities.  

In another dangerous move, the Senate bill would also cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which would jeopardize the ability of clinics to deliver preventive health services, including HIV testing and transition-related care. The ACA’s public health and prevention fund, established to expand investments in the nation’s public health infrastructure, would also be repealed. Health centers, like those operated by Planned Parenthood, often offer the only culturally competent healthcare available, especially in rural and isolated areas.


Author: Nick Morrow
Posted: June 22, 2017, 3:30 pm

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