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May 31, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
It’s the day before Pride and we're working on over 500 (‼️) anti-LGBTQ+ bills in 41 states right now.

The total number of bills passed this year stands at 74.

Read this thread, share widely and help us fight back! We’ve seen a wave of gender-affirming care bans, with 125+ proposed bills introduced nationwide. 16+ have become law.

Check out our map (updated every Monday) tracking these policies. ⬇️
May 30, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Yesterday, Ugandan President Museveni signed into law a draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law that threatens the safety and security of LGBTQ+ Ugandans and severely and drastically restricts their rights. This comes on top of Uganda's already existing criminalization law. With harsh penalties for same-sex conduct and the “promotion of homosexuality,” this law will curtail safety, liberty, privacy and equality for LGBTQ+ people, and will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech, expression and association.
Mar 28, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
Over 477 (‼️) anti-LGBTQ+ bills are moving in 37 states right now.

16 anti-LGBTQ+ laws have been signed in 2023, and 7 of those ban life-saving medical care for trans youth.

Read this thread, share widely and help us fight back against this onslaught of legislation. More than 110 bills banning gender-affirming care have been introduced in state legislatures this year.

Check out our map tracking where these policies are under consideration and where they have been passed into law.…
Mar 21, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Over 435 (‼️) anti-LGBTQ+ bills are moving in 37 states right now.

9 discriminatory bills have passed this year and 9 more are on governor's desks awaiting signature.

Read this thread, share widely and help us fight back. In West Virginia, HB2007, a gender-affirming care ban has been sent to Gov. Justice.

SEVEN states have already passed laws banning this life-saving care for trans youth, and several other bills attempting to ban this care have already passed one chamber this year.
Feb 28, 2023 12 tweets 2 min read
Over 380 anti-LGBTQ+ bills are moving through state legislatures right now.

Three bills have passed this year already and three more are on governors’ desks..

Read this thread + share widely. Tennessee has passed more anti-LGBTQ+ bills than any other state and now two more are headed to the governor's desk. HB1 bans gender-affirming care and HB9 criminalizes drag performances.

Tennesseans: Tell Gov. Lee to veto both bills.
Feb 16, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
The New York Times published an article titled “In Defense of J.K. Rowling” today.

Here's what exactly they're "defending" 👇 We’re talking about someone who has:
❌ Compared being trans to "conversion therapy", a dangerous and disproven practice.
❌ Questioned hormone replacement therapy despite lacking any medical expertise.
❌ Incorporated transphobic plots into her mystery novels.
Feb 14, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
We're currently tracking more than 340 anti-LGTBQ+ bills moving through 30 state legislatures nationwide.

Just last night, Gov. Noem signed a gender-affirming care ban into law. It's the second anti-LGBTQ+ bill to be signed this year.

Read this thread + share widely. Lawmakers continue to focus on attacking trans kids, specifically preventing them from accessing live-saving medical care.

Put simply, these extremists are trying to erase trans people from existence by banning necessary care.
Apr 13, 2021 10 tweets 7 min read
We are currently tracking 221+ anti-LGBTQ pieces of legislation moving in states around the country.

As many as eight bills could be enacted into law this week alone.

Please read this thread, take action and share, share, share. Three anti-trans sports bans could be signed soon.

❌ KS #SB55 is waiting on Gov. signature now.

❌ MT #HB112 will move back to the House before it heads to the Gov.

❌ WV #HB3293 is heading to Gov.

If you live in these states, call your governors NOW.
Apr 11, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
One year ago today, Virginia made history.

One year later, the state continues to be on the forefront of equality.… One year ago today, Virginia signed the law that finally expanded non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and added all-new protections in employment and public accommodations for all Virginians.
Mar 30, 2021 17 tweets 3 min read
We are in a crisis moment.

At least 93 anti-trans bills have now been introduced across the country.

48 are anti-trans sports bills. 29 limit medical care.

4 have already been signed into law.

Here's our latest state update and how you can help fight back. 1/ In South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem failed to get the anti-trans sports bill she wanted. Then she issued two executive orders to similar effect banning trans women and girls from playing sports.

Gov. Noem's orders cannot withstand legal scrutiny.
Mar 23, 2021 16 tweets 7 min read
The attack on LGBTQ people in state legislatures is getting worse.

We are now tracking at least 174 anti-LGBTQ bills.

95 of those explicitly target trans people.

46 are anti-trans sports bills.

29 would limit health care for trans people.

Please read and share this thread. Let’s start with the bills that have passed.

Last night, the Tennessee legislature voted to advance #HB3 #SB228, an anti-LGBTQ bill that would ban trans kids in middle and high school from playing sports.

If you live in TN, call the Governor and demand a veto: 615-741-2001
Mar 9, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
We are currently tracking 147 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country, including 73 explicitly anti-trans bills.

Three of these bills have already been passed and could soon be signed into law. More are coming.

Our community is under attack. Please read and share this thread. We are tracking 37 bills aimed at banning trans kids from playing sports.

25 bills aimed at limiting medical care for transgender people.

22 bills to allow discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.

That is just the start.
Mar 2, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
We are currently tracking 128 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country, including 65 bills directly targeted at trans people. At least one of these bills will likely pass today.

Please read and share this thread. Alabama's State Senate is set to vote today on HB1/SB10, an anti-trans bill that would make it illegal for doctors to provide gender-affirming care—with potential prison sentences up to 10 years. If you live in Alabama, please call your legislators today.
Feb 24, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
We’re currently monitoring 334 bills in state legislatures nationwide. Of those, at least 121 target the LGBTQ community and 62 are anti-trans.

Here’s our latest weekly update. Help us fight back. Lawmakers in 21 states (AL, AR, AZ, CT, GA, IA, IN, KY, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NH, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, and UT) are pushing forward similar attacks.

These dangerous bills would:
❌Ban youth from seeking gender-affirming medical care.
❌Ban trans kids from playing sports
Feb 2, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
How far have we come with @PeteButtigieg’s confirmation?

In 1999, James Hormel was nominated as Ambassador to Luxembourg, becoming the first openly LGBTQ nominee in American history.

His nomination was held up for two years by Republicans who said being gay was disqualifying. One of the politicians who held Hormel’s nomination, Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, told the press: "This is not a tolerance issue. This is a matter of advocacy of the gay lifestyle.”

Eventually, Bill Clinton was forced to make a recess appointment to allow Hormel to serve.
Jun 18, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
The Senate is currently discussing the #EqualityAct and why now is the time to ensure full protections for LGBTQ people. We must put this legislation to a vote and secure non-discrimination protections for our community. (THREAD) “Let us put the Equality Act on the floor of the Senate. Let us debate it and let us pass it to act on the premise that Senator Ted Kennedy expressed the promise of America will never be fulfilled as long as justice is denied to even one.” - @SenJeffMerkley #EqualityAct
Apr 8, 2020 13 tweets 15 min read
Hi everyone, it’s @jessetyler - advocate, actor and star of @ModernFam. I’m doing an #HRCTwitterTakeover to celebrate the finale of #ModernFamily and share how you can help keep moving the needle forward on LGBTQ issues! Over the last 11 seasons, @ModernFam has transformed people’s perceptions of the LGBTQ community through the characters of Mitchell and Cam, showing Americans that queer people have the same hopes and ambitions in life as everyone else. - @jessetyler #HRCTwitterTakeover
Nov 20, 2019 26 tweets 25 min read
.@HRC is honoring #TDOR to add our voices to the urgent call to support our transgender and non-binary siblings.

Today we honor those who we have lost to fatal violence— the majority of whom were Black transgender women. #TDOR2019… As @HRC observes #TDOR, we honor Dana Martin, a Black transgender woman who was fatally shot in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 6.

She is remembered as “a person that was loved by many.” #TDOR2019…
Jun 26, 2019 11 tweets 4 min read
1/ We are horrified to learn of the death of 1-year-old Valeria and her father, Óscar, at our southern border. 2/ Over the past several months, we’ve seen how the Trump-Pence administration’s cruel immigration policies are harming LGBTQ and other asylum seekers who are fleeing violence in Central America by leaving them stranded on the U.S.-Mexico border.…
Jun 1, 2019 8 tweets 7 min read
1/ Happy #PrideMonth!

This year, @HRC is celebrating 50 years of #Pride, and two momentous anniversaries in #LGBTQ history: the 50th anniversary of the uprising at #Stonewall in 1969 and the first Pride parade a year later. #Stonewall50 #Pride2019 2/ In the earliest hours of June 28, 1969, a group of LGBTQ people reached their tipping point. They were peacefully enjoying the evening at the #Stonewall Inn in New York City when police raided the bar and started hauling out the patrons.
May 17, 2019 27 tweets 20 min read
Debate has begun on the House floor on the #EqualityAct. Follow @HRC for live updates. “At this moment we have an opportunity to continue our march towards justice…We cannot accept the situation in this country where someone can be married on Sunday and fired on Monday because of who they love.” - @RepJerryNadler on historic passage of the #EqualityAct Jerry Nadler