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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: September 20, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, ALA., FAST-TRACKS PRO-LGBTQ CITY ORDINANCES: The City Council recently passed a resolution setting a public hearing for Tuesday, September 26, on two pro-LGBTQ ordinances -- a city contractor non-discrimination ordinance, and an ordinance protecting citizens from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. Show More Summary

For the Undocumented, an End to DACA Can Mean a Dream Denied

"I have hope that I'll be able to graduate from college, work and live the life everyone else gets to live — without fearing deportation."

At U.N., Trump Hides Behind ‘Sovereignty’ to Shield His Administration From Scrutiny

Trump mentioned “sovereignty” 21 times at the UN today. Here’s what he was getting at. This morning, in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump deployed a transparent and familiar tactic to justify aShow More Summary

Lights, cameras, action (Will & Grace!)

It’s finally time to celebrate the long anticipated return of NBC’s Will & Grace! We’re especially excited because we all know that the show has not only been a staple of LGBTQ culture – it’s also helped change American culture since it first aired in the fall of 1998. Show More Summary

Birmingham, Alabama Fast-tracks Pro-LGBTQ Ordinances

On September 13, the Birmingham, Alabama, City Council passed a resolution setting a public hearing for Tuesday, September 26, on two pro-LGBTQ ordinances. One is a city contractor non-discrimination ordinance. The other is a full ordinance...Show More Summary

Warrantless Border Searches of Smartphones Are Skyrocketing. We’re Suing to Stop Them.

The border should not serve as a dragnet for law enforcement to pry into our personal and professional lives. Warrantless searches of smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices at the border are a major threat to privacy and civil liberties. 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.

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

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

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