Top LGBTQ Headlines You Might Have Missed This Week: Feb. 6-10, 2017

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  1. Equality from State to State
    NC to lose 133 NCAA championship events and $250M if HB2 is not repealed...OH city council president posts transphobic sign...Openly gay man becomes first elected in SC...TN Senate advances anti-LGBTQ proposal...VA governor vows to veto anti-LGBTQ legislation...AL House advances troubling child welfare bill...Trans care clinic opens at Univ of Nebraska...NC legislators intro bill to repeal & replace HB2...VA Senate passes discriminatory SB1324...Toledo City Council bans “conversion therapy."
  2. The New Administration
    Gorsuch, bad for LGBTQ community, bad for SCOTUS...Pence doesn’t rule out possible anti-LGBTQ EO...DeVos is confirmed...HRC slams Senate confirmation of Sessions...AP looks at Trump’s debt to religious conservatives -- as LGBTQ community braces for attacks...9th Circuit maintains freeze on refugee ban...Price jeopardizes health and well-being of LGBTQ people...In Trump’s America, anti-LGBTQ extremists more emboldened to export hate...Corporate giants take actions against Trumps’ immigration ban.
  3. Equality by the Numbers
    Real data on trans people a powerful tool in Texas legislative battles...Research shows young people struggle for access to HIV testing…#GrabYourWallet -- HRC releases buying guide for equality-minded consumer...Thousands gather at Stonewall for LGBTQ solidarity rally against Trump...LGBT equality caucus doubles membership.
  4. Gender Revolution
    Video features transgender teen preparing for appearance before SCOTUS…HONY talks to Argentinean trans woman...Documentary on gender premieres on NatGeo...Ruby Rose on coming out, bullying.
  5. HRC in the News
    HRC’s Sarah McBride joins Washington Post for online discussion on the state of LGBTQ equality...HRC’s Noel Gordon speaks to A&U Magazine about HIV prevention...Must watch -- “Your voice matters”...Evan Rachel Wood’s powerful words at HRC event...Grouplove joins HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign...Steven Romeo, an HRC HIV 360° fellow, continues to inspire...HRC joins coalition endorsing insurance program for paid family and medical leave.