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Blog Post Archive

HRC Mourns Brandi Seals, a Black Transgender Woman Murdered in Houston

HRC mourns the tragic loss of Brandi Seals, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman who was found shot to death in Houston, Texas. Transgender rights advocate and blogger Monica Roberts reports that on Wednesday morning, Seals’ was found in front of a home under construction. Show More Summary

HRC Global Welcomes Fellow from Turkey

Efe Songun, the newest HRC Global Fellow, is the founder of Harup, a project space that combines LGBTQ advocacy and arts that he started in 2016. As a Global Fellow, Songun is working alongside HRC staff in Washington, D.C. for the next year. Show More Summary

HRCF Report Details Harms of Writing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Child Welfare Services into Law

Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released Disregarding the Best Interest of the Child: License to Discriminate In Child Welfare Services, a report detailing the harms of efforts to write anti-LGBTQ discrimination by child welfare agencies into law. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 14, 2017

ROY MOORE’S DEFEAT IS A WATERSHED MOMENT IN THE FIGHT FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY: Said William Thomas, an Alabama native: “I think [Jones’ victory] proves that even in a conservative place like Alabama, that when there is an existential threat...Show More Summary

Five Years After Sandy Hook, Time for Gun Safety Reform

Today, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from President Chad Griffin on the fifth anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “Five years ago today, 26 innocent...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominee Will Not Be Confirmed Following Months of Opposition from HRC

Today, HRC claimed victory as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that Jeff Mateer, a radical anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee, would not be confirmed for a seat on the federal bench. Since the day the Trump-Pence...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality

Today, HRC urged the Governor of Bermuda — John Rankin — to veto legislation passed by the Bermuda Parliament repealing marriage equality. If the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. Show More Summary

This Hanukkah, Let’s Accept Each Other Without Labels

This season, we celebrate with great joy the story of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. To celebrate these shared traditions, HRC’s Religion and Faith Program asked four esteemed faith leaders, Rabbi Haim Ovadia, Rosa Manriquez, Rev. Darlene Garner and Rev. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 13, 2017

VICTORY! HRC-BACKED DOUG JONES WINS ALABAMA U.S. SENATE RACE, DEFEATS ANTI-LGBTQ ROY MOORE IN HISTORIC RACE: HRC is celebrating the victory of civil rights prosecutor Doug Jones over Roy Moore, the bigoted anti-LGBTQ politician twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court for ethics violations and recently accused of serially preying on teen girls. Show More Summary

VICTORY! HRC-Backed Candidate Doug Jones Elected to U.S. Senate

Today, HRC celebrated the election of civil rights prosecutor Doug Jones over Roy Moore, the bigoted anti-LGBTQ politician twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court for ethics violations and recently accused of serially preying onShow More Summary

BREAKING: Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Today, HRC denounced the confirmation of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm a nominee who is clearly unfit to serve as a federal judge,” said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy. Show More Summary

GOP Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Urges Trump to Reconsider Judicial Nominee Jeff Mateer

Today, HRC responded to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s call for Trump to “reconsider” the nomination of Jeff Mateer. HRC has repeatedly sounded the alarm on Mateer, urging the Senate to reject his nomination and...Show More Summary

HRC Mourns the Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Today, HRC released the following statement upon news of the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Mayor Lee was a tireless advocate for LGBTQ equality who worked to make San Francisco a stronger, more vibrant, and inclusive community. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 12, 2017

IT’S DECISION DAY IN ALABAMA -- VOTERS HAVE CLEAR CHOICE IN U.S. SENATE RACE: HRC was proud to endorse Doug Jones in this race and to campaign and canvass for his pro-equality agenda and against Roy Moore’s dangerous, hateful policies and rhetoric. Show More Summary

House GOP Higher Education Act Bill Furthers Trump-DeVos Attack on LGBTQ Students’ Civil Rights

Since the beginning of the Trump-Pence administration, the Department of Education, under the leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has worked to undermine the protections and enforcement of our nation’s civil rights laws. Show More Summary

HRC to Honor Transgender Trailblazer and Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference

Today the HRC Foundation announced that it will honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm with an Upstander Award at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The...Show More Summary

Victory! Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

Today, a federal court in Seattle ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. The ruling came in the lawsuit brought by LambdaShow More Summary

HRC Reiterates Opposition to Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ Nominee L. Steven Grasz

Last month, HRC opposed the nomination of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit based on his long public track record of opposing equality for LGBTQ people. With a procedural vote on his nomination scheduled for today, HRC is again calling on the U.S. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 11, 2017

COUNTDOWN TO SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ALA.’S OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT: HRC was proud to endorse Doug Jones in this race and to campaign and canvass for his pro-equality agenda and against Roy Moore’s dangerous, hateful policies and rhetoric. Show More Summary

HRC Commemorates Human Rights Day with Advocates & Allies of the Year Awards

Post submitted by Jay Gilliam, HRC Global Senior Global Programs Officer On December 10, HRC commemorates Human Rights Day, marking the date in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Show More Summary

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