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Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

The Houston's City Council passed the HERO in May 2014, extending workplace, housing, public contracting, and public accommodation protections to LGBT people in America’s fourth largest city.

myMADRE Link Roundup: Women, the Answer to Build a Better World

What we’ve written, read, listened to, remembered, watched and been inspired by this month. [View the story “myMADRE Link Roundup: Women, the Answer to Build a Better World” on Storify]

Illinois Bill Protecting LGBT Youth from Dangerous Conversion Therapy Moves to Governor

Moments ago, the Illinois State Senate voted 34 -19 to pass House Bill 217, the Illinois Youth Mental Health Protection Act that will protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practices of conversion therapy.

Judy Shepard Pens Op-ed on Laramie’s New Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Yesterday, Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, penned a powerful op-ed about Laramie’s new non-discrimination ordinance.

Save the Date: HRC to Premiere New Trans-Focused Docu-Series on Monday

On Monday, HRC will exclusively premiere the first episode of ABC Family’s trans-focused docu-series, “Becoming Us.”

North Carolina Gov McCrory Vetoes Needless, Mean-Spirited Bill

HRC applaudes Gov. McCrory for stopping mean-spirited legislation in North Carolina.

The Patriot Act's Time is Up

The Senate is in gridlock – but the tide is shifting in favor of surveillance reformers. The showdown between hawks and reformers was on full display over the weekend, as the Senate took up two separate bills to address the looming Patriot...Show More Summary

VICTORY: You Took a Stand. Now Moses Akatugba Will Walk Free!

Yesterday, Amnesty International activists put renewed pressure on the governor of Delta State to free Moses before the governor's term ends. We learned yesterday afternoon that Moses was granted a full pardon.

New Report from the UK Highlights Biphobia Within and Outside of the LGBT Community

The Scottish organization, Equality Network, released a report this week showing that bisexuals feel unsupported and unaffirmed in LGBT spaces and non-LGBT spaces.

WTF Friday, 5/29/2015

I tried so hard to ignore this “North Sudan” nonsense, you guys. Last year when the media first started reporting Jeremiah Heaton’s quest to find somewhere to make his daughter princess of, I resolutely closed my browser window and binge-watched season … Continue reading ?

Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto and Gives Dreamers Their License to Drive

Maria Marquez Hernandez just graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in psychology, but she still can't give her younger sister a ride. That's because she's a Dreamer — brought to the U.S. by her parents andShow More Summary

Oklahoma Family Shares Inspiring Adoption Story

Earlier this month, before a visit to the White House to be recognized as a Champion of Change, Lupe Ortiz-Tovar visited HRC’s office in D.C.

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar?

In the past three years, tens of thousands of Rohingya have boarded ships to flee abroad, to escape persecution in Myanmar. However, the issues they face are not new.

Ben Bernanke’s Monetary Policy: Bubble Double Toil and Trouble ?

Bernanke's speech back in 2002 can help shed some light on the question of how asset prices have been taken under consideration in the past by the Fed. It also helps explain how these prices will affect monetary policy in the future...

Openly Gay Student Schools Yearbook Quote

An openly gay high school senior in California schooled her fellow classmates in her yearbook quote.

Marco Rubio Plays the Victim, Says Marriage Equality is a “Clear and Present Danger”

David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network reported on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s latest anti-LGBT broadside, where Rubio tries to play the victim for opposing marriage equality.

Angola: Journalist Rafael Marques Convicted for Writing a Book

There is a short distance between freedom and conviction in Angola. For journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, it was one week.

Public Law in an Age of Austerity – Major 1COR/JUSTICE seminar on 4 June

Join 1COR and JUSTICE on Thursday 4 June 5.00-7.30pm in central London to discuss public law in an age of austerity. Topics include: introduction to Public Law: Judicial Review Principles, Procedure and Funding Human Rights in an Age of Austerity – Moving towards a British Bill of Rights? Breakout sessions Panel discussion on the Future […]

Minneapolis Divided: A Tale of Two Cities

Being Black in America today is rough. Turns out being Black and living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, doesn't make it any easier. Often appearing on "Top 10 Best Places to Live" lists, Minneapolis is billed as a progressive, accessible American city, where residents can work, raise families, and generally live out their own American dream. Show More Summary

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