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National Foster Care Month: Tristan’s Story

This year, HRC is proud to mark National Foster Care Month with the launch of HRC Foundation and FosterClub’s #FosterEquality campaign. Throughout the month, we have shared stories of LGBTQ youth in foster care and agencies that are working to improve their practices with LGBTQ youth. Show More Summary

BREAKING: HRC Welcomes News that UNC Won’t Enforce Vile HB2 Law

HRC Communications Director Jay Brown issued the following response after media reports that the University of North Carolina will not enforce the deeply discriminatory HB2: "While it's welcome news that UNC won't be enforcing NorthShow More Summary

Indiana Lawmakers Announce Summer Study Session on Non-Discrimination Protections

On Wednesday, Indiana lawmakers announced that after failing to pass commonsense protections for LGBT people during this year's legislative session that ended in March, they have assigned the issue to a summer study committee to delve...Show More Summary

Milestone: MNT Eliminated in Indonesia

A country has eliminated the deadly but preventable scourge of maternal and neonatal tetanus — but in 20 more, the battle continues.

Nepal: The Fight to Rebuild After the Earthquakes

A look at how Nepal is doing a year after two major earthquakes seriously damaged the country.

Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.

What’s the cost to our communities of outlawing sex work? Amnesty International’s new reports lead off with a brutal list of consequences: “Beatings. Rape. Harassment. Forced HIV testing. Exploitation. Extortion. Forced evictions. Exclusion from basic health services. Discrimination.”

El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail

On 20 May 2016, Maria Teresa Rivera was finally freed from prison in El Salvador after a judge dismissed the charges against her. In 2011, she had been given a 40-year sentence after suffering a miscarriage. Thousands of people across the world rallied to her cause. This is her thank you message to everyone.

A Big Win for Women Who Seek Care at Catholic Hospitals in Illinois

Illinois passes a bill to protect women at religious hospitals that routinely deny care. We’ve been fighting for nearly 100 years to protect religious freedom. Religious freedom, however, doesn't give people the right to use their beliefs to discriminate against and harm others. Show More Summary

WTF Friday, 5/27/2016

My internets exploded this week over the news that famous actress-and-attractive-person Angelina Jolie will be joining the London School of Economics as a visiting professor at the Center for Women, Peace & Security. Reactions in my inbox ranged from “OMG… Continue Reading ?

Ken Paxton’s Extreme Anti-Trans Motivations

According to a report by the Texas Tribune, Attorney General Ken Paxton spent about two weeks trying to identify a school board that would implement anti-transgender student policies allowing him to sue the federal government. At least...Show More Summary

New Film Highlights Transgender Service Members and Veterans

A new feature length version, TransMilitary, highlights the story of courageous men and women who came out as transgender in the U.S. Military. The films features service members at all levels, including top brass officials inside the...Show More Summary

HRC Calls on Republican Leadership to Condemn Lawmaker’s Attacks on LGBT People as “Worthy of Death”

HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof issued the following statement after media reports that Georgia Republican Representative Rick Allen opened a conference meeting by reciting a Bible verse saying...Show More Summary

HRC Foundation Pulls Nationally-Acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference Out Of Tennessee

The HRC Foundation announced today that it is pulling its 2017 Time to THRIVE conference for educators, counselors and other youth-serving professionals out of Nashville because of recent actions by Tennessee lawmakers in passing a law...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Now About Zika

Learn what UNICEF is doing to help mothers and babies fight Zika worldwide... and what you can do too.

YouTube Star’s Dad Talks About His Suicidal Thoughts After His Son Came Out

YouTube star Riyadh K., a longtime friend of HRC who helped us share the celebrations in Ireland when marriage equality was passed there, posted a video on his YouTube channel this week that featured his parents talking about their reactions...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: May 26, 2016

OFFICIALS FROM 11 STATES LAUNCH SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON TRANS PEOPLE: Yesterday, officials from 11 states announced that they are launching a horrific attack on transgender people across the nation by filing a lawsuit against the federal government to rescind protections for transgender Americans. Show More Summary

#LoveTrumpsHate: HRC Brings Post-it Wars to the Nation’s Capital

Today, HRC brought the famous Post-it Wars in New York City to the nation’s capital, helping to ring in this 2016 pride season with a message crafted from over 3,500 neon Post-its: #LoveTrumpsHate. The Post-it Wars has gone viral on the streets on NYC, displaying fun and creative messages through colorful Post-it notes. Show More Summary

New Guide on Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Last year, my friend and colleague Beck Bailey wrote about his experiences with the healthcare system after he took a bad fall while skiing. While no one relishes the idea of having to receive emergency medical care or spend time inShow More Summary

The UN Post-2015: Great Decisions Spring Updates

With Ban Ki-Moon’s term as the United Nations Secretary-General ending this year, many candidates have been put forward to replace him. The post The UN Post-2015: Great Decisions Spring Updates appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs...

U.S. Must Still Compete with Russia for Vietnam’s Affections

The U.S. decision to lift its arms embargo against Vietnam must factor in Russian rivalry and regional economic considerations. The post U.S. Must Still Compete with Russia for Vietnam’s Affections appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

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