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Historic Night at the Emmys: Lena Waithe, Kate McKinnon and More

Last night, LGBTQ actor and writer Lena Waithe made history, becoming the first Black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing for her work on a powerful Master of None episode on coming out in which she also starred. She shared the honor...Show More Summary

Ten Ways the United Nations has Protected LGBTQ Human Rights

The United Nations General Assembly convenes this week for its annual meeting. U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his first speech to the General Assembly tomorrow morning. While U.N. reform is on this year's agenda,...Show More Summary

#BiWeek: Exploring Mental Health in the Bisexual Community

A majority of this post appeared on HRC’s blog in March for Bisexual Health Awareness Month. View the original post here. During Bisexual Awareness Week, HRC celebrates and honors those who identify as bi, while also highlighting the...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: September 19, 2017

HRC MESSAGE TO TRUMP -- THE U.N. IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE, ADVANCING GLOBAL STABILITY: As President Trump prepares this morning to deliver his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, HRC is underscoring...Show More Summary

HRC Opposes Cassidy-Graham & Urges ‘No’ Vote on Bill That Would Harm LGBTQ Americans

Today, HRC responded to the proposed Cassidy-Graham “health care” proposal in the U.S. Senate. The bill, concocted behind closed doors without any public input, is yet another effort by President Trump and some Senate Republicans to take away health care from millions of Americans. Show More Summary

Facing the Threat of Deportation, a Dreamer Speaks Out About DACA

The end of DACA could derail Cinthia Cantu's ambitious plans to serve her community and adopted homeland.

First Year of Global Partnerships in Pride Successfully Wraps Up, Uganda an Exception

This summer, HRC supported prides in eight countries on five continents through our newly launched Global Partnerships in Pride program. Our support helped raise the visibility of LGBTQ people and created a positive impact in Peru, India,...Show More Summary

HRC Mourns Scout Schultz, Killed by Georgia Tech Campus Police

HRC mourns the loss of LGBTQ activist Scout Schultz, who was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police over the weekend. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Schultz, 21, was barefoot and carrying a knife during the incident that happened Saturday evening. Witnesses captured the tragic moments on cell phone between Schultz and police. Show More Summary

80+ Groups Highlight Actions Department of Justice Can Take to Respond to and Prevent Hate Violence

On Friday, HRC joined more than 80 organizations on a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division outlining steps that the DOJ should take in the wake of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville and other bias-motivated crimes across the country. Show More Summary

Six Questions for Trump’s EEOC Nominees: Will LGBT, Disability, and Women's Rights Be Protected?

Workers need the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to keep defending their rights. On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold hearings for President Trump’s nominees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Trump has nominated Janet Dhillon and Daniel M. Show More Summary

The Right to Equal Treatment: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Religious faith can't be used as an excuse for bigotry by business owners who refuse to serve same-sex couples. In July 2012, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, together with Charlie’s mother Debbie Munn, went to Masterpiece Cakeshop, a...Show More Summary

HRC Announces 2017-18 Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy

Today, the Human Rights Campaign is proud to announce its Partners in Innovative Advocacy for 2017-2018. These awards are part of HRC Global’s new program that offers year-long capacity building and strategic planning partnerships to selected organizations that are working to improve the lives of LGBTQ communities in their countries. Show More Summary

Learn More, Stay Healthy: HRC Marks National HIV & Aging Awareness Day (#NHAAD)

Today, September 18, marks National HIV & Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), an opportunity to focus our attention on the impact of HIV and AIDS on older Americans. Despite medical and societal advances in prevention, treatment and public education, HIV and AIDS continues to impact hundreds of thousands of Americans over the age of 50. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality September 18, 2017

HRC RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF NEW PENTAGON GUIDANCE ON RE-ENLISTMENT OF TRANS TROOPS: “It is clear that there is broad opposition within Congress and military leadership to Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s discriminatory attacks on transgender...Show More Summary

HRC Celebrates Bisexuality Awareness Week

Today, HRC marks the start of Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek. The week will culminate on Saturday, September 23, with Bi Visibility Day. A bisexual person is someone who can be attracted to more than one gender, and studies...Show More Summary

HRC Responds to New Pentagon Guidance on Transgender Troops

Today, HRC responded to reports of new guidance from Secretary of Defense James Mattis regarding the re-enlistment of transgender service members and access to required medical care. “It is clear that there is broad opposition within...Show More Summary

National Stepfamily Day Reflection: Celebrating What Binds Families Together

Post submitted by Heather McCabe and Emily Russell In the eight years we’ve shared a blended family, we have never once celebrated National Stepfamily Day. In a family with two moms, five kids and an intricate custody schedule, it can be hard to simply pause and reflect on a life we take for granted every day. Show More Summary

The Right to Decide When to Vote: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Voting in the United States is not a "use it or lose it" right. This case challenges Ohio’s practice of ‘purging’ or removing people who vote infrequently from its voting rolls. Since this practice began in 1994, hundreds of thousands have been eliminated from voter registration lists. Show More Summary

Majority of Americans Support Transgender Troops

A clear majority of Americans support allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, according to a new findings released by the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan research organization. The survey conducted...Show More Summary

HRC Hails Introduction of Bipartisan Bill Protecting Transgender Troops

Today, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), and Jack Reed (D-RI) announced the introduction of legislation to protect currently-serving transgender service members from being discharged. The bipartisan...Show More Summary

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