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Stolen Dreams: A Setback in the Fight to End Child Marriage

Every two seconds a girl becomes a bride, and the numbers will skyrocket.

LGBTQ Families: Lessons in Adoption

Post submitted by Beth Hall, Director of Pact, An Adoption Alliance, a two time HRC-recognized Leader in Supporting & Serving LGBT Families. When it comes to adoption and foster care, LGBTQ families are typically under-represented and under-served. Show More Summary

Remembering Harvey Milk

LGBT hero Harvey Milk was assassinated 37 years ago today. In 1977, Milk made history when he was elected to serve as a San Francisco City Supervisor and became one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the country. He was assassinated less than a year later. Through our work everyday at HRC, Milk’s legacy lives on. Show More Summary

HRC Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

Following a historic year for LGBT equality, HRC is extremely thankful to the staff, members, supporters and volunteers who have helped us accomplish so much in 2015. Together, we shed tears of joy on June 26 when marriage equality became the law of the land. Show More Summary

Laquan McDonald’s Final Seconds Tell Us We Have No Time to Waste. Reform the Police Now.

We don’t need to lose more lives to learn this lesson. Use a stopwatch to understand how much you can do in 14 seconds. Run the length of a football field. Kiss someone for several seconds after listening to the 10-second countdown on New Year’s Eve. Show More Summary

Clone of World Polio Day 2015

There are fewer children with polio than ever before. Watch our short film, narrated by Mia Farrow, on a major polio milestone.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: November 24, 2015

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE VIOLATES FEDERAL LAW - AGAIN: HRC has filed a formal complaint with the IRS against the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) for violating federal law by refusing to disclose their 2014 Form 990s. Show More Summary

Every Girl Deserves an Education—Make Sure She Can Get One!

This April, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Sierra Leone issued a statement banning girls from mainstream education. As a result, thousands of pregnant girls are excluded from mainstream schools and barred from sitting in upcoming exams.

African Organizations Urge Pope Francis to Address Anti-LGBT Violence

In the run-up to Pope Francis' first visit to Africa, there is a growing chorus of African LGBT groups and individuals who have urged Pope Francis to address violence against LGBT people. Pope Francis, who famously responded "Who amShow More Summary

Celebrating Black Pride in Jackson, Mississippi

HRC Mississippi was once again a proud sponsor of Jackson Black Pride, an annual weekend in November dedicated to building awareness and pride of the diversity within the LGBT community in the greater Jackson metropolitan area. The weekend...Show More Summary

Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance in Arkansas

Every year, people around the country gather on November 20 to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a vigil to remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been...Show More Summary

HRC Arkansas Celebrates Friendsgiving Through Community Service

In celebration of this season of gratitude, HRC Arkansas gathered with local members to celebrate our first annual Friendsgiving feast. The event was a time of fellowship and celebration for LGBT community members and allies, particularly those without family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

Transgender Day of Remembrance in Mississippi

Post submitted by Daniel Ball, HRC Mississippi Faith Organizer On Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Friday, Mississippians from around the state came together to pay tribute to all transgender, gender-expansive and those perceived to be transgender individuals who have been murdered because of hate this year. Show More Summary

Federal Court Preserves Secrecy Over Targeted Killing Memos

Yesterday’s decision will not be the last word in the ACLU’s quest for transparency surrounding the targeted killing program. A disappointing ruling released yesterday will keep crucial details about the government’s targeted killing...Show More Summary

CDC Finds 1.2 Million Should be Taking PrEP

About 1.2 million Americans should be on PrEP in order to prevent HIV, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released today. PrEP is a one-daily pill regimen that can help you stay HIV-negative. It is sold under...Show More Summary

In the OC, Suspects Don’t Get an Attorney: They Get an Informant.

For possibly over 25 years, Orange County has been violating defendants’ rights, and the DOJ needs to investigate now. This post originally appeared on the ACLU of Northern California website. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Show More Summary

In Advance of Black Friday, HRC Releases 2016 Buyer’s Guide to Businesses Supporting LGBT Workplace

Just in time for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, has released...Show More Summary

HRC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Last week, HRC co-hosted an event with the Native PR Roundtable to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The audience engaged with panelists on a myriad of issues Native LGBT people face. The panel featured six speakers from across...Show More Summary

One Year: Deadly Force From Missouri to Minnesota

One year after St. Louis County prosecutor announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting of Mr. Michael Brown, my thoughts are 550 miles away in Minneapolis, MN, where the community is protesting the targeting of black lives and the shooting of Mr. Jamar Clark.

Refugees Are The Wrong Target for U.S. Politicians

In the wake of the Paris attacks, American politicians of all stripes are rushing to burnish their security credentials. In their proposals they are undermining the one measure that might exhibit America’s basic motives in Syria, while adding nothing to U.S. security

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