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We Must Remove Shrines to White Supremacy From Public Property

Shrines to white supremacy and racial violence denigrate my existence and that of millions of North Carolinians. The resurgence of white supremacy and the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazi terrorists in Charlottesville are painful reminders...Show More Summary

HRC Mourns the Loss of Gwynevere River Song, a Trans Person Killed in Dallas

HRC was saddened to learn that Gwynevere River Song was shot and killed in Dallas over the weekend, marking the 17th known homicide of a transgender person this year. Song, 26, died in their home after an argument escalated into a violent...Show More Summary

HRC Utah Joins Solidarity Rally After Violence in Charlottesville

On Monday, HRC Utah Community Engagement Chair Lucas Horns and Western Regional Field Organizer Christopher Cooke gathered at the Salt Lake City and County Building for Utah League of America Native American Voters’ Solidarity Rally....Show More Summary

A Weekend with the Young Democrats of America

Last weekend, Western Regional Field Organizer Christopher Cooke was in Dallas representing HRC at the Young Democrats of America’s 2017 National Convention. HRC’s continued partnership and sponsorship of the conference reflects ourShow More Summary

Uganda Government Shuts Down Pride for Second Consecutive Year

Post submitted by Jeremy Kadden and Saurav Jung Thapa For the second consecutive year, Ugandan officials have shut down Pride celebrations in Kampala, the capital. On August 16, after months of careful negotiations with their government...Show More Summary

Welcoming Schools Film “What Can We Do?” Now Streaming

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is pleased to announce that for back to school season, our film, What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying & Bystanders, is now streaming on our website. Show More Summary

After Years of Slammed Doors, Torture Survivors Finally End Impunity Streak

I’m in awe of our clients, who courageously pursued justice and prevailed against overwhelming odds. As an attorney representing victims of torture, one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen is the sheer determination of survivors standing up and publicly confronting those responsible. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 17, 2017

“THERE ARE NOT TWO SIDES” -- CHILLING NEW HRC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TRUMP’S EMBRACE OF RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS AND HOMOPHOBES: Donald Trump has left no question this week as to where he stands - with white supremacists, bigots, anti-Semites and homophobes, and their violent, deadly actions in Charlottesville. Show More Summary

Madison Schools Completes Welcoming Schools District-Wide Facilitator Training

Post submitted by Cheryl Greene, Deputy Director of Welcoming Schools Welcoming Schools is proud to announce the completion of another District-Wide Facilitator Training, this time with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

HRC Foundation’s Groundbreaking Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to be Held in Orlando

The HRC Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Show More Summary

Chorus of Opposition Helps Prevent Anti-Transgender Bill from Becoming Law in Texas

Today, HRC released a new graphic highlighting the many voices that joined together to successfully stop anti-transgender legislation that was considered in the Texas legislature. It can be viewed here. Due to the outpouring of opposition from Texans from all walks of life, anti-transgender legislation is dead for this session. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Congratulates Same-Sex Couple on their Children’s Baptism

Last week, a same-sex couple in Brazil received a surprise letter from Pope Francis, congratulating them for baptising their three children in the Roman Catholic Church. The letter, dated July 10 and signed by Monsignor Paolo BorgiaShow More Summary

Overcrowding In Nebraska’s Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisis

We’re suing to end the inhumane conditions in Nebraska’s prison system. Nebraska’s prison conditions are inhumane and unconstitutional, and ultimately, they hurt public safety. We can’t reduce recidivism rates among former prisonersShow More Summary

A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution

The government is seeking the information of more than 1 million people who visited a protest website. The danger is clear. One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning,Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 16, 2017

HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN -- “TRUMP STANDS WITH RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS...IS UNFIT TO SERVE”: “Donald Trump's racist, white supremacist screed should have every leader standing up in outrage. If there was a line left to cross, he's crossed it,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). Show More Summary

UNICEF & Amazon: Delivering School Supplies to Kids in Need

A backpack filled with essential learning materials can help brighten the future for some of the world's most vulnerable children.

Equality, Justice and the First Amendment

An open letter about Charlottesville. For all people of good will — regardless of party affiliation, race, creed or color —  the events that took place this weekend in Charlottesville were sickening and deeply disturbing. Several clear themes emerged for me this weekend. Show More Summary

Texas House Adjourns Sine Die, Ending Special Session Without Passing New Anti-Transgender Bill

Today, HRC reacted to the news that the Texas House has adjourned its special session sine die without passing a new anti-transgender bill. HRC is proud to have worked throughout the regular session and special session with a coalition...Show More Summary

#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joined HRC for an #HRCTwitterTakeover to discuss Charlottesville, the hate driving the widespread racial violence in America, and the need for action, policy and protections to fight back. [View the story "#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill" on Storify]

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 15, 2017

AFTER THREE DAYS, TRUMP FINALLY DENOUNCES WHITE SUPREMACY -- WILL HE BACK IT UP WITH ACTION AND REMOVE BANNON & GORKA? Under pressure from all sides, Donald Trump yesterday finally condemned the white supremacists who rioted over the weekend in Charlottesville and killed Heather Heyer, who was peacefully demonstrating. Show More Summary

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