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Spread the News! Vaccines Save 3 Million Kids' Lives a Year

For Immunization Week 2017, learn why vaccines are one of the effective ways to ensure children around the world can survive and thrive.

Welcoming Schools at Time to THRIVE

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant This weekend, the Welcoming Schools staff will join youth-serving professionals and organizations from around the nation at the fourth annual Time to THRIVE conference in Washington, D.C. Welcoming Schools is featured in a number of panels and breakout sessions. Show More Summary

In Its Rush to Kill, Arkansas May Have Executed an Innocent Man

The entire criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Ledell Lee, whose execution was as part of the state's execution spree. Ledell Lee’s first hard-knock moment came even before he was born. His mom, 16 and on her third pregnancy by a man years older than she was, drank and smoked through his pregnancy. Show More Summary

Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire on U.S. Infrastructure Projects

Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, under investigation for his Russian ties and money laundering, will advise Chinese billionaire Yan Jiehe on gaining access to lucrative infrastructure projects in the U.S. The post Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire on U.S. Infrastructure Projects appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged the creation of an international facility that would raise billions of dollars for children’s education in poor and conflict-stricken countries. The post Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Isolationism and its Consequences for Conflict Prevention

Could Trump’s “America First” isolationism, professed during his electoral campaign, decrease the U.S.’ role in the world, and ultimately its security? The post Isolationism and its Consequences for Conflict Prevention appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Trump Administration Relieves U.S. Surgeon General of Duties

The Trump Administration asked Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy to resign from his post as U.S. Surgeon General after “assisting with a smooth transition,” according to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services. Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Dr. Show More Summary

HRC Arkansas Launches Requests for Proposals for Annual Healthcare Conference

HRC Arkansas recently launched requests for proposals (RFPs) for its third annual LGBTQ-inclusive healthcare summit. The Equal Care for Equal Lives (ECEL) will be held on October 18-20, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas. HRC launched the conference three years ago to address the myriad health disparities facing the LGBTQ community. Show More Summary

HRC Mourns Chay Reed, the Ninth Black Trans Woman Murdered This Year

HRC mourns the tragic death of Chay Reed, a transgender woman of color, who was shot and killed on Friday in Miami. Reed was 28. WPLG reported that Reed was shot in the stomach while running across the street. Her attacker fled the scene and is still at large. Show More Summary

Americans Who Never Forget: Life Without Vaccines

Three lives touched by vaccine-preventable disease, one message: don't take immunization for granted.

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: April 24, 2017

NYT INTERVIEW WITH GAY CHECHENS EXPOSES TORTURE, STARVATION, ELECTROSHOCK TACTICS BY POLICE: The New York Times has published a shocking report of first-hand accounts to the atrocities experienced by gay men in Chechnya, including starvation and electroshocks. Show More Summary

Why LGBTQ People Should Care About Science

Today, millions of people across the country will participate in the March for Science. Organizers characterize the gathering as a “celebration of science” that’s not only about scientists and politicians, but also “the very real role...Show More Summary

Portugal. The Man Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign

American alternative-rock band Portugal. The Man has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign. The group originally formed in Alaska in 2004 and released their first studio album “Waiter: You Vultures!” in 2006. They have since releasedShow More Summary

Social Security Administration to Compensate LGBTQ Couples Previously Discriminated Against

Post submitted by HRC law fellow Jim Shygelski The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a new guidance last month reversing its discriminatory policies towards LGBTQ couples seeking social security benefits and will compensate...Show More Summary

Top U.N. Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Meets with Leading LGBTQ Advocates

Post Submitted by HRC Global Deputy Director Jean Freedberg On Monday, Vitit Muntarbhorn, the United Nations’ (U.N.) newly appointed Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, met with 30 leading LGBTQ advocates. Show More Summary

This Transgender Army Veteran Won’t be Silenced Under Trump

A transgender woman who served in the military for more than three decades in silence is now speaking out against President Trump’s pick to lead the very department she once risked her life for. In a powerful oped for The Washington Post, retired Army Col. Show More Summary

In Time for the Reform Debate, New Documents Shed Light on the Government’s Surveillance of Americans

Congress can rein in warrantless spying by enacting significant reforms an important surveillance law. The ACLU today released more than a dozen new documents concerning the government’s warrantless surveillance of millions of Americans. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: April 21, 2017

“TRUMP’S ANTI-LGBT ARMY SECRETARY NOMINEE THINKS VETERANS LIKE ME HAVE ‘A DISEASE’”: This morning in The Washington Post, retired Army Col. Sheri Swokowski, a transgender woman who served her country for more than three decades, lays bare the extreme anti-LGBTQ animus of Mark Green, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Show More Summary

HRC Launches Website Debunking the Junk Science of Anti-LGBTQ Extremists’ Favorite Fake ‘Expert’

Today, the HRC Foundation launched McHugh Exposed, a website that pulls back the curtain on the anti-LGBTQ myths and junk science being peddled by Dr. Paul McHugh, the go-to ‘expert’ for anti-equality extremists. The resource includes...Show More Summary

Engaging Our Youngest Learners on National Kindergarten Day

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant Friday, April 21, marks National Kindergarten Day. Although the day recognizes Johann Friedrich Oberlin, the founder of kindergarten, it also honors our youngest explorers, scientists, artists and curious learners. Show More Summary

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