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On May 17, the House passed legislation  that would protect those living in states where it’s legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants.The bill, known as the “Equality Act,” would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other civil rights laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics.

Full Article from CNN

Though there are little chances that the Equality Act will pass the Republican-controlled Senate, the deliberate choice to schedule the vote on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is of strong symbolic value.

Democrats have consistently been supportive of the Day during the last years of President Obama’s mandate.

Full statement from Nancy Pelosi on the Equality Act:

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we reject the bigotry and discrimination that undermines our democracy and inflicts pain and violence on LGBTQ individuals around the world.  No person, anywhere, should face harassment or fear losing their jobs, their homes or their lives because of who they are or whom they love.

“In the United States, we have made extraordinary progress toward equality for the LGBTQ community by passing historic, fully inclusive hate-crimes legislation; tossing the hateful ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy into the dustbin of history; defeating the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and ensuring marriage equality for all Americans.  Yet, as long as the Trump Administration continues its relentless assault on the rights and dignity of LGBTQ Americans, particularly our brave transgender servicemembers, and refuses to stand up for persecuted LGBTQ communities across the globe, our work remains incomplete.

Today, House Democrats are honoring our responsibility to protect LGBTQ Americans and bring our nation closer to its founding promise of full equality for all by passing H.R. 5, the Equality Act.  This historic legislation ensures that all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equally under the law — not just in the workplace, but in everyplace.  On this day of action, Democrats reaffirm our commitment to defending the rights of LGBTQ people at home and around the world as we work to advance progress toward a brighter, more just and equal future for all.” 

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For more information on events in the USA, see this article from the Washington Blade


Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas, light up for May 17 2019 (HRC Twitter)


New York – May 17

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IDAHOT Morning Tea @ Elephant Grounds
Direction: May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. It’s an important day worldwide that aims to raise awareness of LGBT+ rights violations and to stimulates interest in LGBT+ rights work around the world.

Telstra International are hosting a casual coffee at the Elephant Ground between 8:30 -9:30am on 17th of May (Fri) to recognizing this day. There will be free condiments and free presents, come and join us.

Come by!
Bring yourself!
Bring a friend! 
Grab a coffee or tea before you head to work! 
We will bring the cookies
Date: 17/05/2019
Time: 08:30am
Info: May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. It’s an important day worldwide that aims to raise awareness of LGBT+ rights violations and to stimulates interest in LGBT+ rights work around the world.

Telstra International are hosting a casual coffee at the Elephant Ground between 8:30 -9:30am on 17th of May (Fri) to recognizing this day. There will be free condiments and free presents, come and join us.

New York: L&B Announced At Hispanic Federation FUERZAfest

Highlighting the theme “HONOR the past, DEFEND the future” FUERZAfest will recognize Latinx heroes that were at the forefront of the LGBTQ movement fighting for change, inclusion and acceptance. L&B it’s a tribute to dare yourselves to be and to let yourselves go.

May 2019, Friday 17th at 7pm. Saturday 18th at 2pm. Julia De Burgos Performance and Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue (105 & 106 St.) NYC. More Information and Tickets. Performed in Spanish with English translation.

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