HRC MOURNS TIARA BANKS, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN CHICAGO: HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tiara Banks, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman, who was killed in Chicago, Illinois, on April 21, 2021. Tiara’s death is at least the 16th violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2021. More from HRC.
THE ‘STATE OF CRISIS’ BROUGHT ON BY ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ WAVE OF ANTI-LGBTQ BILLS: The bills “attempt to erase transgender people and attempt to make LGBTQ people second-class citizens,” Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign, said during a news conference Thursday. More from NBC.
🏘️ NEW D.C. PROGRAM WANTS TO HOUSE HOMELESS LGBTQ SENIORS: A new initiative called HOPE is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the D.C. Housing Authority in conjunction with the local advocacy organization Mary’s House for Older Adults. This program will offer vouchers to low-income individuals to help offset their household expenses with 15 total vouchers being offered. More from them and Washington Blade.
NIÑA TRANSGÉNERO DE 11 AÑOS ATACA PROYECTOS DE LEY DE TEXAS QUE AFECTAN A LA COMUNIDAD TRANSGÉNERO: En un video de Univision, la historia de Libby es compartida así que desde muy pequeña, Libby ha tenido que superar distintas barreras por ser una niña transgénero. Por esa razón, se ha empeñado en alzar su voz ante la legislatura para exigir sus derechos, ya que actualmente en el estado hay más de dos docenas de proyectos de ley que impactan negativamente a la comunidad LGBTQ. Más de Univision.
📺 GET CULTURED
👑 ‘DRAG RACE ESPAÑA’ DEBUTS 10 QUEENS FOR FIRST SEASON, PLUS JUDGES: In an expansion of the Drag Race empire, 10 queens have been named for the spinoff taking place in Spain. While the release date for Drag Race España (@DragRaceEs) has yet to be announced. For American viewers, the series will stream on Wow Presents Plus. More from Out and Entertainment Weekly.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
SOUTH AFRICA TO UPDATE ID DOCUMENT SYSTEM TO REFLECT NON-BINARY IDENTITIES: In a move that would be a first for any African country, South Africa is revising its national identity system to be more inclusive of LGBTQ people and recognize different gender identities. More from Quartz and Business Tech.