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Combating Post-Election Bullying and Bias-Motivated Incidents in Schools

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Facilitator Yesterday, HRC released the results of a nationwide youth survey, revealing a significant increase in bias-based bullying and harassment since November’s election. Findings...Show More Summary

President Trump, Please Don’t Roll Back Progress on Trans Rights. My Son’s Counting on You.

Gavin Grimm's mom hopes President Donald Trump will resist the bigotry of his supporters who want to roll back trans rights. Across the country, states are gearing up to push bills that are explicitly aimed at rejecting the humanity of transgender people. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 19, 2017

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON HIS LGBTQ RIGHTS LEGACY -- “I COULD NOT BE PROUDER”: At his final White House press conference, President Obama said he “could not be prouder” of his LGBTQ legacy when asked about it by Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson82). Show More Summary

HHS Confirmation Hearing Underscores Threats of Price

Since the new Congress convened earlier this month, the majority in the House and Senate has moved, as promised, to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Details of any replacement plan remain elusive, along with the timing for its consideration. Show More Summary

Southern California Agencies Reach Out to LGBTQ Parents

Post submitted by JP Regis, Manager, HRC's Children, Youth & Families Program. HRC Foundation works closely with foster care and adoption agencies across the country through All Children – All Families (ACAF), a program aimed at helping these agencies welcome LGBTQ youth and families. Show More Summary

Join HRC at the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday

Excited for the Women’s March on Washington? We are too! HRC is proud to be a sponsor of this historic gathering for justice. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions we’ve received, courtesy of the March organizers. Q: When is the event? A: The Women’s March on Washington will take place this Saturday, January 21, in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 18, 2017

HRC OPPOSES TOM PRICE FOR HHS SECRETARY: Yesterday, HRC sent a letter of opposition to Congressional offices regarding Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services. In the letter, HRC President Chad Griffin...Show More Summary

The Global Security Benefits of TPP’s Death

The TPP raised security issues, offering many loopholes in user safety, digital privacy, preservation of intellectual property, and government surveillance. The post The Global Security Benefits of TPP’s Death appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Instead of Certain Death, Chelsea Manning Now Has a Chance at Life

Chelsea Manning will now have the ability to live her life as the person she was born to be. Yesterday, around 4:15 p.m., we learned that President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence to 7 years with a release date of May 17, 2017. Show More Summary

I’m a Refugee. In America, I Felt Safe for the First Time. Now All I Feel Is Fear.

President Trump has been hostile to Muslim refugees, and I worry my neighbors will take his words as a license to hate. In the third piece in the series, “Waking Up in Trump’s America,” Sharefa Daw, a refugee from Burma, discusses her fear that the Trump administration will limit the number of refugees the U.S. Show More Summary

The Federal Trademark Office Won’t Protect Our Band’s Name, The Slants, Because It Says The Name Is Racist. We’re All Asian-American, By the Way.

In the name of protecting us against racism, the Patent and Trademark Office denied us our rights based on race. I believe in the culture of untrammeled free speech. I don’t block or unfriend people I disagree with on social media. I actively engage with them. Show More Summary

HRC Opposes Donald Trump’s Anti-Equality Pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services

Today, HRC announced its opposition to Tom Price's appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services. In a report and letter sent to Congress this morning, HRC cited his career-long record of opposing basic human rights for LGBTQ...Show More Summary

New Survey of 50,000+ Young People Reveals Troubling Post-Election Spike in Bullying & Harassment

Today, HRC Foundation released the results of a groundbreaking post-election survey of more than 50,000 young people ages 13-18 revealing the deeply damaging fallout the November election has had on youth across the United States. The...Show More Summary

5 Things You Can Do Today To Support LGBTQ Youth

HRC’s groundbreaking post-election survey of more than 50,000 youth reveals that on the eve of the Trump Administration, LGBTQ youth report a troubling spike in bullying and harassment, and say they are afraid and anxious about what their futures might hold. Show More Summary

President Obama's Commutation of Chelsea Manning's Sentence Most Likely Saved Her Life

With the commutation of the whistleblower's sentence, President Obama shows that he understands the meaning of clemency. President Obama today commuted most of Chelsea Manning’s remaining sentence for disclosing classified information about the impact of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on innocent civilians. Show More Summary

HRC’s Statement on Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hearing

This evening HRC responded to Betsy DeVos’ hearing for Education Secretary. David Stacey, Government Affairs Director of the Human Rights Campaign, responded: "It’s good that Betsy DeVos rejects the dangerous practice of conversion therapy and is distancing herself from extremist organizations that practice it. Show More Summary

What's Next in the Fight Against Child Trafficking?

In recent years, anti human-trafficking advocates have made many gains, but we have a long way to go before we end this global scourge.

HRC on President Obama’s Decision to Commute Portion of Chelsea Manning’s Remaining Sentence

Today, HRC released the following statement following President Obama’s decision to commute a large portion of Private (Pvt.) Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence. “President Obama has a strong record regarding the humane treatment of prisoners and a long commitment to LGBTQ equality,” said HRC Communications Director Jay Brown. Show More Summary

Tennessee Legislative Session Begins With Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

January 17, 2017 Last week marked the start of Tennessee’s 2017 legislative session. Last year, anti-equality lawmakers passed SB 1556, mean-spirited legislation that gives licensed counselors in a private practice cover to use personal...Show More Summary

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