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Why I Help Escort Women to the Doors of Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

A clinic escort discusses her work and how she's preparing for a week of large anti-abortion protests at her clinic. Beginning this weekend, the anti-abortion group Operation Save America will descend on Louisville, Kentucky, in an attempt to shut down the last abortion clinic in the state, EMW Women’s Surgical Center. Show More Summary

German President Signs Marriage Equality Into Law; Will Take Effect Later This Year

Today, Bundesrat, Germany's upper house, approved marriage equality and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed it into law. The law could take effect as early as October 2017. In June, the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany’s...Show More Summary

North Carolina’s Rewrite of HB2 Is Nothing More Than a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

HB 142 still enshrines discrimination against trans people into state law. When North Carolina lawmakers in March passed a fake "repeal" of House Bill 2, the state’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, we promised we would continue our fight for...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services Bill

While we continue to marshal our efforts protecting the Affordable Care Act, HRC is also fighting for the money needed to maintain the landmark health law, and for many other vital health care programs. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations...Show More Summary

Remembering Norman Dorsen

Dorsen was a civil liberties hero who guided the ACLU through one of its most challenging times. On July 1, 2017, former ACLU President Norman Dorsen died due to complications from a stroke. Susan Herman, current president of the ACLU...Show More Summary

A Big Win for Transgender Kids in Minnesota

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant In a victory for transgender students and their families in the midwest, the Minnesota Department of Education advisory council voted yesterday to approve the “Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students” toolkit. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 21, 2017

SENATE REPUBLICANS CONFIRM TRUMP’S ANTI-LGBTQ JUDICIAL NOMINEE: HRC denounced the Senate’s confirmation of John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Bush’s confirmation is part of an alarming trend by the Trump-Pence Administration appointing anti-LGBTQ nominees at all levels of government. Show More Summary

HRC Staffs Up to Fight Against the Texas Anti-Transgender Bills During Special Session

Submitted by Eriberto “Eddie” Velazquez, HRC Field Assistant This week, HRC has more than a dozen staff in Austin for the special legislative session, including members of our national field organizing team who are joining HRC’s seven Texas-based organizers. Show More Summary

Planning for the Future with HRC

If you’re like many people, creating or updating your will or trust and other important documents is one of those tasks that often end up at the bottom of your list of things to do. The risks of not acting — especially for LGBTQ people...Show More Summary

Red Alert in Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Launch Ballot Measure Assault on Trans People

HRC responded to claims from anti-equality activists that they have submitted 8,500 signatures in an attempt to qualify for a ballot measure in Anchorage, Alaska, aimed at gutting protections for transgender residents and visitors in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. Show More Summary

Delaware Governor Aims to Make Local Schools More LGBTQ Inclusive

Delaware Governor John Carney has issued a directive for the education department to draft anti-discrimination policies to protect LGBTQ students in the state’s public and charter schools. The memo was sent to Delaware’s Education Secretary...Show More Summary

Southern California Agencies Reach Out to LGBTQ Parents

For more than a decade, HRC Foundation has worked closely with foster care and adoption agencies across the country through the All Children - All Families (ACAF) project. ACAF helps agencies improve policies and practice in order to best welcome and support LGBTQ youth and families. Show More Summary

Allentown, PA Becomes Latest Municipality to Protect Youth from “Conversion Therapy”

Today, HRC and Equality Pennsylvania, the statewide organization working to advance LGBTQ equality, praised the Allentown, Pennsylvania City Council for unanimously passing and Mayor Ed Pawlowski for signing a measure protecting LGBTQ...Show More Summary

The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel

Opinions on the Mideast conflict aside, the right to boycott is one of the brightest stars in our constitutional firmament. Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Senate Republicans Confirm Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominee

Today, HRC denounced the Senate’s confirmation of John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Bush’s confirmation is in line with an alarming trend of the Trump-Pence Administration appointing anti-LGBTQ nominees...Show More Summary

Cholera Crisis in Yemen: UNICEF's Race to Save Children

Cholera is preventable and treatable — yet 7,000 new cases are being reported in Yemen every day. Many children may die.

#BeyGood4Burundi & UNICEF Join Forces for Women & Children in Burundi!

Together, we are working to bring safe water to thousands of women and children in Burundi, empowering them to transform their lives.

Anti-Transgender Legislation Introduced During Texas Special Legislative Session

HRC called on the Texas legislature to reject two anti-transgender bills, SB3 and SB91, introduced overnight by Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. After more than thirty anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced in the regular...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 20, 2017

ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION INTRODUCED DURING TX SPECIAL SESSION: Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick introduced the explicitly anti-transgender bills SB3 and SB91. This attack on the LGBTQ community doubles down on the discrimination Sen. Show More Summary

HRC Hosts HBCU Presidents and Senior Leadership for First-of-Its-Kind Summit on LGBTQ Inclusion

The HRC Foundation hosted its first ever HBCU Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Briefing for university presidents and senior executive. The summit is a day-long meeting of high profile HBCU leadership to discuss LGBTQ inclusive practices...Show More Summary

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