#AM_Equality: March 17, 2022 – Human Rights Campaign

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BIDEN SIGNS OMNIBUS AND REAUTHORIZES VAWA WITH THE LGBTQ+ PROGRAM: On Tuesday, President Biden signed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package that will reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and create the first dedicated grant program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. LGBTQ+. More than Los Angeles Blade.

LGBTQ+ IDENTIFICATION IS HIGHER AMONG LATINX PEOPLE THAN OTHER GROUPS: According to a recent Gallup poll, 11% of Latinx adults surveyed said they were members of the LGBTQ+ community, compared to 6.2% of non-Latinx white adults and 6.6% of black American adults who said the same. More than Axios.

SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY CITED IN FIRST TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION CASE: More than McKnights Senior Living.

📍 IN THE STATES

HRC APPROVES VAL DEMINGS OF FLORIDA IN CAMPAIGN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE: “Florida needs Senate representation that will represent all Floridians, and Val Demings is the right person to be the next Sunshine State senator,” said Acting President of the HRC, Joni Madison (@HRC_Presidentshe she). More HRCs.

IDAHO SENATE REPUBLICANS DECIDE NOT TO ADVANCE ON GENDER AFFIRMING BAN ON MEDICAL CARE: “This legislation is a petty attack on transgender children, contrary to what medical experts advise, and an unprecedented government intrusion into the lives of Idahoans,” said Cathryn Oakley, HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel (@CthrynOklyshe she). “The decision not to advance it is a welcome source of relief for parents in Idaho.” More HRCs and Los Angeles Blade.

CONFUSION AND TERROR RULES IN TEXAS FOR FAMILIES OF TRANS TEENS: “It was so cruel to only have a few hours of micro ‘relief’ and immediately be thrown back into this fear and uncertainty,” said Katie L., the mother of a non-binary trans-male teenager from the Houston area. says HuffPost. More than HuffPost.

HOLLYWOOD REMAINS MOST SILENT ON GEORGIAN VERSION OF ‘DON’T SAY GAY’ BILL: More than The Hollywood Reporter.

📺 GET CULTURED

THE YEAR LGBTQ+ ANIMATED CHARACTERS MADE HISTORY: More than vanity lounge.

NGV OPENS BIGGEST LGBTQ+ ART EXHIBITION EVER IN AUSTRALIA: More than Wallpaper*.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

LGBTQ+ REFUGEES FLEEING UKRAINE CALL ON EUROPEAN NETWORK OF ALLIES TO FIND HOUSING AND MEDICAL CARE: As the crisis in Ukraine rages, LGBTQ+ refugees are being welcomed into neighboring countries – from Budapest Pride to Warsaw Pride, these communities are providing shelter, transportation and more. More than Radio Canada.

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