Past Actions



The Remember Pulse: 49 Days of Action Campaign as part of #HonorThemWithAction will be providing 49 action ideas over the course of 7 weeks in honor of each of the lives taken at Pulse Nightclub one year ago. Every Monday we will provide you with a list of 7 actions you can take for that week. They will include ways to reflect on Pulse but will also highlight ways to take action on the platform issues of the Equality March for Unity and Pride: Biphobia, Disability Rights, Elder Rights, Faith & Religion, HIV/AIDS, Immigration Justice, Indigenous/Two Spirit, Income Inequality, International, Legislative Issues, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Transphobia, Violence, Youth. We hope that your actions each week will help to grow this movement as we take on actions in later weeks and we encourage you to share this campaign and your actions with your email and social media network:

#HonorThemWithAction Past Actions

Day 1 | Monday, June 12, 2017

Attend or create a Pulse Remembrance event in your local community or watch one online. Be sure to use #HonorThemWithAction on social media if you are live tweeting from events.

Day 2 | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Reflect on and then write a letter to the editor to your local paper encouraging people in your community to honor the lives taken during the Pulse Massacre by committing to action to diminish the harm perpetrated against members of the LGBTQ community.

Day 3| Wednesday, June 14, 2017

As a part of your commitment to 49 Days of Action, make a list of friends and family you want to join you and share with them these emails.

Day 4| Thursday, June 15, 2017

Have intentional 1-on-1 conversations with 3 people from your list to discuss why you are participating in the “HonorThemWithAction” campaign and the importance of them joining you in honoring the lives taken during the Pulse Massacre through action.

Day 5| Friday, June 16, 2017

Contact your member of Congress and demand they sign on as a co-sponsor for the Disarm Hate Act, a bill that closes the Violent Hate Crimes Loophole that permits the sale of firearms to individuals who have been convicted of threatening with a deadly weapon or assaulting someone based on their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Day 6| Saturday, June 17, 2017

Today marks the second year remembrance of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina. Honor the lives taken there and at Pulse by adding your voice to the #DisarmHate campaign. Learn more about the campaign and utilize social media tools using the resources found HERE.

Day 7| Sunday, June 18, 2017

Share on social media and with friends and family the actions you’ve taken this week as a part of the #HonorThemWithAction campaign.

Day 8 | Monday, June 19, 2017

Last week we all received the devastating news that the murderer of Philando Castile was going to walk free. As a result, many Black LGBTQ people and families are feeling as though the second amendment does not apply to them and that their lives have less value in this country. One of the Equality March’s platform issues is racial justice. Use the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and advocate to your local elected officials and police departments to ensure that their policies treat all people equally under the law. You can also endorse the Movement for Black Lives platform HERE.

Day 9 | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Take today to learn about the Republican’s healthcare plan and share these resources from Families USA to educate and mobilize your family and friends about it as well.

Day 10| Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Contact your members of Congress and demand they oppose the current plans underway in both the House and the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. Ask that they share with you the reasoning for their planned vote and report back what you learn about their stance HERE.

Day 11| Thursday, June 22, 2017

Reflect on and then write a letter to the editor to your local paper opposing the Affordable Care Act repeal plans in Congress and the defunding of Planned Parenthood using the information you’ve learned this week.

Day 12| Friday, June 23, 2017

States across the country are considering bills to defund Planned Parenthood. Call your state lawmakers to ensure they are advocating and voting to prevent the closure of these vital life-saving clinics. Planned Parenthood clinics across the country provide more than abortion care (only 3% of care offered). Their services also include Medicaid, the Title X program, Zika prevention programs, HIV prevention grants, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grants to prevent sexual assault, successful sex education programs, the CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program, maternal and child health programs, STD and infertility prevention grants, and more.

Day 13| Saturday, June 24, 2017

Check out this list of activities happening around the country and identify actions you can join in person to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act and improve. Place them on your calendar and recruit 5 people to join you.

Day 14| Sunday, June 25, 2017

Share on social media and with friends and family the actions you’ve taken this week as a part of the #HonorThemWithAction campaign. Please report your activities this week back to the campaign HERE.

Day 15 | Monday, June 26, 2017

Senate Republicans have finally unleashed their secret healthcare bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. A number of Senators are demanding that the proposed vote be slowed down to hear from constituents. It is imperative that they hear from you. You can learn more about the bill HERE and call your legislators using the information found HERE. Be sure to share what you find out when you do your report out from this week’s activities on Sunday.

Day 16 | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Share with others that live in your state off line and through social media the responses your senators or senate staff provided you on their intended vote and share with them encouraging them to contact them as well to push a strong “No” vote from both of your US Senators. This bill would block people with Medicaid coverage from accessing birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers for one year, take away health insurance from millions of people, make it less affordable for those who will still have insurance, slash Medicaid, and gut Essential Health Benefit protections (including maternity coverage and prescription drugs). You can find the full draft bill language HERE

Day 17 | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Be in support of Planned Parenthood Clinics across the country by taking action and joining rallies & events across the Country: Find our events here: If there are no events in your neighborhood. PINK OUT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA: You can change your profile image to include our pink overlay using our Twibbon (

Day 18 | Thursday, June 29, 2017

In the aftermath of the Pulse Massacre, Equality Florida asked Governor Rick Scott to issue an Executive Order to protect LGBTQ state employees. One year later, we’re done waiting. Help us hold him accountable by contacting his office and demanding that he honors the survivors and families of victims of Pulse by protecting them on the job. If your state also lacks non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people we encourage you to call your own governor as well. If your state does have non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, please contact your governor and ask them to call their colleague Governor Scott to demand action. You can find out your state’s status on this issue HERE.

Day 19 | Friday, June 30, 2017

As we close out Pride month, please contact your congressional representatives to ask them to co-sponsor the Equality Act which would provide non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across the country. You can learn more about the bill HERE and find your lawmakers HERE. Be sure to share what you find out when you do your report out from this week’s activities on Sunday.

Day 20 | Saturday, July 1, 2017

In reflection of Pride month, share your favorite photo(s) of you at a pride festival and/or advocacy march with the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction.

Day 21 | Sunday, July 2, 2017

Share on social media and with friends and family the actions you’ve taken this week as a part of the #HonorThemWithAction campaign. Please report your activities this week back to the campaign HERE.

Day 22 | Monday, July 3, 2017

Your members of Congress are home for the July Fourth Holiday and need to hear from you about the proposed healthcare bill in the Senate and the passed bill in the House of Representatives. Check out this list ofactions/events and townhalls in your area. Attend what you can this week and bring some friends. If your lawmaker is not hosting any events to engage with constituents, use this tool to set up a one on one meeting with them.

Day 23 | Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July is Ice Cream Awareness Month. We are encouraging people across the country to take a LGBTQ youth for ice cream and mentorship. We know LGBTQ youth have increased rates of suicide and homelessness compared to their peers. Let the LGBTQ youth in your life know that you support and affirm them as they are by celebrating with a free ice cream cone. For those with dairy allergies, Ben & Jerry’s now offer a dairy free option!

Day 24 | Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Senate version of Trumpcare would have dire consequences for millions of Americans and would especially threaten the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people, women, and people living with HIV. The nation’s most vulnerable will be most affected, including the 1.8 million LGBTQ people who rely on Medicaid, the over 1 million LGBTQ older adults living with disabilities, and the 1.1 million people living with HIV. If passed, Trumpcare will also defund Planned Parenthood, which provides health care services to over 2.4 million Americans each year. Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers of transgender-inclusive healthcare in the country, offering hormone replacement therapy and exams for transgender patients without harassment or discrimination. Your congressional staffers are back in the office and need to hear from you even more. Use and share Resistbot! You’re going to love how easy it makes it to take action and make your voice heard. Please take 2 minutes today to text “RESIST” to 50409 and urge your Senators to vote against Trumpcare!

Day 25 | Thursday, July 6, 2017

There’s a large intersection between the disability community and gun violence. About half of the police related shootings in recent years across America have involved disability in addition to race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity etc. Gun violence, no matter the reasons, often leaves victims with an acquired disability for life. Lastly, the choices of the attacker are often wrongly blamed on disability or mis-characterize disability, perpetuating stigmas that do not lead to solutions and safety. Many of the survivors of the Pulse Massacre now live with a lifelong physical or mental disability and many of us have disabilities or know of someone with a disability. Help to shed the stigma by sharing your story and your support of your loved ones today offline or through social media.

Day 26 | Friday, July 7, 2017

Last week Washington DC joined Oregon in offering a third gender option on driver’s licenses. Help this movement spread by reaching out to your local and/or state officials today to #MakeTheChange.

Day 27 | Saturday, July 8, 2017

Last week 17-year-old Ava Le’Ray Barrin became the 14th – and youngest – transgender murder victim this year. Use today to highlight the need to #StopTransMurders across the world by writing a trans affirming post and highlighting the realities that transgender people; particularly those of color, face just living their lives. You can find resources to share at the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Day 28 | Sunday, July 9, 2017

Share on social media and with friends and family the actions you’ve taken this week as a part of the #HonorThemWithAction campaign. Please report your activities this week back to the campaign HERE.

Day 29 | Monday, July 10, 2017

Thank you for all the work you did last week showing up to and creating your own events and opportunities to engage with your members of Congress regarding TrumpCare! Your US Senators are back in DC and will continue working on TrumpCare. Today is a fantastic day to continue to use and share Resistbot! Please take 2 minutes today to text “RESIST” to 50409 and urge your Senators to vote against Trumpcare! This text will spur a fax to go to your lawmakers based on the area code in your phone. It’s a quick, yet effective way to make your voice heard.

Day 30 | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Last week Ebony Morgan, 28, became the 15th reported murder of a transgender person in the United States this year – all of which have been transgender women of color. During Pride month we experienced an increase in the number of murders reported. Unfortunately in too many cases reporters and police mis-gendered the women. Today, we are encouraging you to reach out to your local print and broadcast media outlets to share this best practice guide from GLAAD called “Doubly Victimized: Reporting on Transgender Victims of Crime” so they can avoid making these same mistakes when covering our family members’ death. You can also share this best practices guide on reporting on members of the transgender community generally.

Day 31 | Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We believe that ALL Black Lives Matter and want to encourage a conversation across our movement to have the same type of across the country response to the murders of transgender women of color. Having a memorial in the city the person murdered lived in is important, but we will not end this crisis without spreading awareness about what is happening in cities and towns across the country each and every time we lose a life due to transphobia. Today, reach out to members of your faith communities, civic and grassroots organizations about creating a rapid response team to pull together actions (protests, rallies, vigils, etc.) each time we lose a life due to transphobia. We will not spread the national awareness needed to stop trans murders if we do not nationalize our remembrances more than once a year during Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Day 32 | Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sign up to volunteer for LGBTQ justice from home with NEAT! Through NEAT’s virtual phonebanks, you can make calls that persuade constituents and lawmakers—right from your couch: Click here to get started. After you sign up, a representative from NEAT will reach out to you when there’s a volunteer opportunity, and will provide all the resources, live training and support you need to be successful and have a great experience. We know that the personal, one-on-one conversations volunteers have through NEAT are the best tool our movement has for advancing and defending LGBTQ justice. Sign up for NEAT today!

Day 33 | Friday, July 14, 2017

Today, advocate in the spaces that you are a part of (faith community, job, government, spaces you volunteer at, etc.) for at least one restroom to be designated as gender neutral. You can use the sign by the National LGBTQ Task Force and learn more about myth busting relating to transgender use of bathrooms from this article by The Advocate.

Day 34 | Saturday, July 15, 2017

Last month, the Supreme Court made another landmark ruling when they ruled that same sex parents can both be listed on their child’s birth certificate. While this helps to ensure a number of basic protections for same sex couples, according to the National Center for Lesbian Rights who won the case, it does not eliminate the need for second parent adoptions or parentage orders. Unfortunately a number of states have not updated their family laws to include same sex parents leaving the non-biological parent at a disadvantage. Send a letter to your state lawmakers demanding that they create and pass legislation that brings your state into full compliance with the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling. You can identify your lawmakers HERE.

Day 35 | Sunday, July 16, 2017

Share on social media and with friends and family the actions you’ve taken this week as a part of the #HonorThemWithAction campaign. Please report your activities this week back to the campaign HERE.

Day 36 | Monday, July 17, 2017

Senate leadership have delayed the vote on the TrumpCare bill once more. It is important that today you take 2 minutes today to text “RESIST” to 50409 and urge your Senators to stop Trumpcare from coming up for a vote ever! This text will spur a fax to go to your lawmakers based on the area code in your phone. It’s a quick, yet effective way to make your voice heard. You can also use this Planned Parenthood call tool to contact your US Senators to stop the defunding of Planned Parenthood through legislative actions.

Day 37 | Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Today, the Texas legislature opens for a one month special session that will target some of the state’s most vulnerable populations. Governor Abbott’s special session agenda includes gutting planned parenthood and unions, slashing voting rights, and passing a NC HB2 style anti-trans bathroom bill. Please share this link with all of your friends and family that live in Texas to demand their lawmakers vote no on this agenda of hate.

Day 38 | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Our friends in Massachusetts recently updated their state law to protect transgender people in public spaces like hospitals or businesses. However, we know there is still opposition to trans rights that their opponents are exploiting — making these protections vulnerable everywhere. The good news is that when we talk to people about what these laws really do, we increase support dramatically. We need you to join NEAT nationwide to make calls from home to talk with folks in Massachusetts about why these protections matter and build the momentum we need to push back.

Day 39 | Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAIR’s civil rights department counsels, mediates and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation or hate crimes. CAIR has developed a new app that will allow you to find out what rights you have when getting pulled over, arrested, or if you find law enforcement at your door! Download this app and share with your friends so that your loved ones know their rights.

Day 40 | Friday, July 21, 2017

SAGE, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and their allies have forced the Trump Administration to reverse course on eliminating all LGBTQ elders from a national aging survey that determines funding for elder services. They now say they will include lesbian, gay and bisexual elders, BUT NOT TRANS ELDERS. Please let Trump’s administration know that this is unacceptable. ALL LGBTQ elders need to be included. We have only until July 24 to let the administration know how we feel about this. Please sign the petition and share it with your loved ones to sign as well.

Day 41 | Saturday, July 22, 2017

Faith leaders across Texas as well as other states are pushing back against the immoral laws being passed that ban sanctuary cities – local protections for undocumented immigrant people and families. Please read and share this article about some of the challenges and trauma caused by these laws and join the fight to push back against these policies in your state and local governments.

Day 42 | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Share on social media and with friends and family the actions you’ve taken this week as a part of the #HonorThemWithAction campaign. Please report your activities this week back to the campaign HERE.