#AM_Equality: January 6, 2022 – CRH

ACA’S HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS NEED MORE COVERAGE FOR LGBTQ + PEOPLE, SAYS LA MAISON BLANCHE: The Department of Health and Human Services wants to restore the protections of the Obama era and take it one step further in recognizing gender-affirming care. Orion Rummler (@i_oriion) writes: “The proposed protections – which would restore sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories from discrimination – are part of the Biden administration’s commitment to restore protections for LGBTQ + Americans that were revoked under former President Donald Trump. ” More 19 * News.

HERE ARE THE PIONEERING WOMEN WHO WILL BE IN NEW DISTRICTS: Starting in 2022, women’s faces will appear in American neighborhoods for the first time, and the public will help choose which coins will be minted. The women featured are Maya Angelou, Dr Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Adelina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong. More 19 * News.

FRIENDSHIP PLACE Strives to help members of the LGBTQ + community: Friendship Place is a non-profit organization that has worked in Washington DC to tackle homelessness since 1991. In recent years, Friendship Place has stepped up its efforts to support the LGBTQ + community through its services. More The Washington Post.

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🎧 NETFLIX LAUNCHES “THE GAY AGENDA” PODCAST ON THE LGBTQ + COMMUNITY: Netflix has announced a new podcast called “The Gay Agenda,” which will examine the lives of LGBTQ + creatives at the top of their fields in different industries. The aim is to be festive and to defend successes “through a loving and humorous lens”. More Variety and NBC News.

MEET THE FABULOUS DRAG QUEEN TEACHING MATH ON TIKTOK: Kyne (@onlinekyne) is not only a fabulous drag queen who appeared on “Canada’s Drag Race” and is portrayed by Kyne Santos, but she also teaches math to her audience of over 1.2 followers on TikTok. More VICE.

ELTON JOHN’S ‘PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM’ ISN’T JUST A GAY ANTHEM. IT’S AN HYMN OF PRIDE: More The New York Times.

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ISRAELL LIFTS RESTRICTIONS ON SAME-SEX GEPARATION: On Tuesday, Israel’s health minister announced that restrictions prohibiting same-sex couples and single men from becoming parents through surrogacy in the country would be lifted, upholding a Supreme Court ruling aimed at end the ban. More Reuters.

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