#AM_Equality: July 12, 2021 – CRH


BIDEN APPOINTS FIRST LESBIAN POSITION AT AMBASSADOR LEVEL: If confirmed, Chantale Wong will make history as the first lesbian to hold a US ambassadorial post as US director of the Asian Development Bank. More than NBC and them.

PRIDE MONTH MAY BE OVER, BUT YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT LGBTQ MENTAL HEALTH ALL YEAR ROUND: More than She knows.

📍 IN STATES

NEW YORK CITY MAY HAVE A RECORD NUMBER OF LGBTQ MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: If elected in the fall, New York City could have a record number of LGBTQ city council members; six candidates were nominated by New Yorkers in the recent primary election. More than Weekly metro.

“I AM AN LGBTQ TEACHER IN FLORIDA AND I AM NOT PROTECTED”: In a guest column, LGBTQ educator Brian Kerekes writes about the need for equality law to protect people like him federally in places lacking LGBTQ protections, like Florida. More than The ledger.

📺 CULTURE

📻 ONLINE RADIO STATION PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR LGBTQ ARTISTS: E3 Radio is an online radio station in Chicago that broadcasts high-rotating LGBTQ and independent music with an R&B and hip-hop vibe. “We play queer artists, especially of color, because they’re not played anywhere else. What I know for sure is that great music exists and people just need a space to be able to find it, ”said founder Anna DeShawn. More than ABC7.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

FOR LGBTQ ATHLETES IN JAPAN, THE OLYMPIC GAMES ARE A MISSED OPPORTUNITY: With 68% of Japanese citizens in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, according to Bench search Center, and with Japan being the only G-7 country without same-sex marriage, many athletes and advocates believe the lack of pro-LGBTQ reforms is a missed opportunity for Japan to make positive change. More than TIME and Yahoo! New.

THE CRUSADE AGAINST HYPOCRISIA INSPIRES THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CANDIDATE TO THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG: As a candidate for the German Bundestag, Tessa Ganserer (@GansGruen) hopes to make history as the first openly transgender member of the German Federal Parliament. More than Reuters.

HUNGARIAN ACTIVISTS PLAY TO RESIST ANTI-LGBTQ LAW: Hungarian activists have vowed to resist a new anti-LGBTQ law that took effect last week. The new law aims to remove all LGBTQ content from schools and has drawn widespread international and national criticism. More than PBS.

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