You are invited to the Queer Agenda May Meetup / Queeries 1 Discussion on Tuesday, May 11, 7PM EDT / 6PM CDT / 5PM MDT / 4PM PDT.
🧊 Introductions & check-in: how is 2021 treating you?
🦋 Queeries 1 overview / share-out
🌈 Guided discussion / what next?
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Any suggestions for discussion topics, leave a comment, but many of y’all have expressed yourselves beautifully via survey responses, so I’ll look to those :)
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For this week, a short list queer events & news ::::
HUD withdraws rule that would have allowed anti-transgender discrimination
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday [April 22, 2021] announced that HUD is withdrawing the previous administration’s proposed rule that would have weakened the Equal Access Rule. The Equal Access Rule ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity-have equal access to the Department’s Office of Community Planning and Development programs, shelters, other buildings and facilities, benefits, services, and accommodations.
“Access to safe, stable housing-and shelter-is a basic necessity,” said Secretary Fudge. “Unfortunately, transgender and gender non-conforming people report more instances of housing instability and homelessness than cis-gender people. Today, we are taking a critical step in affirming HUD’s commitment that no person be denied access to housing or other critical services because of their gender identity. HUD is open for business for all.”
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Until next time ⭐️,
🌦 with a random rainstorm & abundant sunshine,