LGBTQ Rights are Human Rights.⠀
[image #1: a rainbow-colored Statue of Liberty on the left with large text on the right: "LGBTQ Rights Are Human Rights". Underneath that in smaller text: "Not hiring or firing someone simply because they are transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual is a human rights violation that should be illegal in all parts of the country." DQRC's "super" logo is shown at the bottom]⠀
[image #2: black text on red background: “In 28 states, there are no explicit statewide laws at all protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.” DQRC’s “super” logo is shown at the bottom]⠀
[image #3: black text on yellow background: “Twenty-one states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico have statutes that protect against BOTH sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment in both the public and private sectors.” DQRC’s “super” logo is shown at the bottom]⠀
[image #4: U.S. map shows which states have full and partial LGBT non-discrimination protections. States in red have full LGBT non-discrimination protection. They are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington. One state, Wisconsin, is listed in dark blue which indicates it lacks Gender Identity Protections. One state, Utah, is listed in light blue which indicates it has some (but not all) LGBT non-discrimination protections. All remaining states are shown in gray, indicating they have no state-wide LGBT non-discrimination protections. Source: Freedom to Marry. DQRC’s “super” logo on bottom right]⠀
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6 days ago
Today is a very important day in the history of LGBTQ rights as the Supreme Court will decide if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination on the basis of sex, will also include discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Please join us and #riseupoctober8 to stop #lgbtq discrimination and fight for a better world for all. 🏳️🌈
LOUDER🗣🗣🗣 Today is an extremely important day for our LGBTQ+ community. No matter the outcome, we will not be silenced. We belong. We ALL belong. Trans and non-binary people ARE EVERYWHERE and deserve the same rights as everyone else ✊ (thank you @daisyoconnor)
2 months ago
Supportive Spice! At Brighton Pride in the UK, the Spice Girls' Mel C gave a moving speech about transgender and non-binary rights – making a statement about inclusion and human rights before dedicating "2 Become 1" to members of the community. Transgender rights are critical in the broader fight for human rights and the fulfillment of SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, as the United Nations urges countries to become more tolerant and inclusive.
#citizenship #lgbtq#transrights#transgender#lgbtqrights#spicegirls#melc#sportyspice @melaniecmusic
My latest podcast episode couldn't be timed any better. LGBTQ+ folks could use real support right now. We non-LGBTQ+ people who want to offer support could use real advice on how. Nobody better to provide both than my former colleague, Kelly D. Holstine. Link in bio.
56 minutes ago
This my brain didn't give me information on time! Personally I'm happy to be back! 😁 🌈
@openingdoorsldn led by #ageukcamden are providing a range of services and activities to support LGTBI people as they also move into deep middle age - they have sessions computer classes and community safety. They have lost their funding to do stuff about employment ( dont they have rent and mortgages and service charges too???) but its laudable that there is a network starting that identifies middle age and gender identity as an important campaign.
#lgbt #lgbtq🌈 #lgbti#lgbtqrights
During a recent trio of Supreme Court cases, justices and lawyers spent two hours debating whether two gay men and one transgender woman had been fired from their jobs because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “I couldn’t help noticing what was missing: the voice, and the perspective, of an openly L.G.B.T. justice,” writes editorial board member Jesse Wegman. “Instead, nine straight people were deciding whether to afford some of the most basic measures of equality to people who identify as gay or transgender.” | 🎨 @iguessnick 📸 @nytmills/@nytimes #lgbtq#lgbtqrights#gayrights#transgenderrights#lgbtqequality#justice#supremecourt#supremecourtjustice#nytopinon
Last week my friend @alexxhausman and I attended the #cnntownhall and experienced a powerful, historic and often times triggering event. While I appreciated the candidates doing their job and showing up to answer to those of us they serve...the true honor was being in a room with all my brothers and sisters who have fought in ways large and small their whole lives to insure our rights. Seeing parents with their trans kids and hearing the stories of men and women who fought for my country only to be discarded by this government but persevered, gave me hope that we can and will overcome this horrible hiccup on our history. I was asked to attend and possibly ask one of my questions to @joebiden but little did I know that what awaited me was a deep lesson in humility and privilege. The #transcommunity showed us the ways that we are allowed to move throughout the world that we often, even as gay white men take for granted. Represented through powerful protest from the more famous @indyamoore to those who carry the struggle without the help of the spotlight. They reminded me of the importance of being intrusive in the places that aren’t inclusive. 70 people took the mic, including @blossomcbrown 's protest…..23 white men, 5 black men, 2 middle eastern men, 3 latinx men, 1 Indian man, 3 white trans women, 1 white trans man, 2 latinx trans women, 2 black trans women, 1 black trans man, 12 white women, 3 black women, 2 latinx women, 1 Asian woman, and 9 others I somehow didn't record correctly in my breakdown while re-watching the coverage. Please forgive my math but I wanted to get a more realistic picture of who did and, more importantly didn't speak. The were some huge missteps throughout the evening and varying degrees of pandering - @kamalaharris invoking #harveymilk (somewhere under there Harris understands the complex experience as a women of color but it gets clouded by ego and the trap of thinking this is how you act like a candidate. Perhaps it lies in talking less about what she's done and more about what she'll do), Biden's incoherent performance – equating the #lgbtqrights history to bathhouses and gay sex or well dressed men kissing in town squares
9 hours ago
This is how it feels to push for change against injustice that directly affects you, and get no where