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What Do Water and War Have to Do With Each Other? Tragically, a Lot

When the threats of conflict and water insecurity coincide, children's odds of survival plummet.

Permanent Neutrality for a Unified Korea May Be The Only Solution for DPRK Crisis

Permanent neutrality for a unified Korea may initially appear to be a radical proposal to the DPRK issue, but the days of conventional thinking are over. The post Permanent Neutrality for a Unified Korea May Be The Only Solution for DPRK Crisis appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

A Border Agent Took My Sister and Me Into a Closet and Sexually Assaulted Us

We fled Guatemala looking for a safer and better life. What happened to us after crossing the border changed our lives. This piece originally appeared on ACLU of Northern California's Blog. Warning: This piece contains descriptions of sexual abuse experienced by the author by a U.S. Show More Summary

HRC Rallies with Members of Congress and former VP Biden ahead of ACA Repeal Vote

This morning, HRC members and supporters joined Members of Congress and former Vice President Biden on the steps of the Capitol to speak out against repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives...Show More Summary

Pence Receives “Working for Women” Award, HRC Highlights His “Achievements” in New Video

Today, HRC released a video highlighting Vice President Mike Pence’s “achievements” as he receives a “Working for Women” award from the Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative women’s organization on whose board Kellyanne Conway serves. “What...Show More Summary

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States

As lawmakers continue to meet in state capitols around the country, HRC is tracking more than 115 anti-LGBTQ bills in 30 states. The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,...Show More Summary

Congress: Medicaid Allows Me to Have a Job and Live Independently

As an American living with a disability, I need Medicaid to live an independent life. As part of the one of five Americans living with a disability, I am happy to be gainfully employed. I am able to file and pay my taxes in a timely manner and can be considered a responsible adult. Show More Summary

Un Oficial de Inmigración Nos Metió a Mi Hermana y a Mí en Un Armario y Nos Agredió Sexualmente

Nos fuimos de Guatemala buscando una vida pacífica. Lo que paso después que cruzamos la frontera nos cambió la vida. Advertencia: Este escrito contiene descripciones de asalto sexual sufridos por la autora por un oficial de inmigración. Había...Show More Summary

Honoring All Families: National Single Parent Day

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant March 21 marks National Single Parent Day, first recognized in 1984, honoring the sacrifices and hard work of single parents. Today, 11 million families are headed by single parents. Show More Summary

HB2 One Year Later: NC GOP Leadership Refuse to Allow Clean Up or Down Vote on Full HB2 Repeal

Today, HRC and Equality North Carolina slammed North Carolina’s Republican leadership for their continued refusal to allow a clean up or down vote on the full repeal of HB2. Signed into law a year ago tomorrow by former Governor PatShow More Summary

Kentucky Principal to Receive Upstander Award at Time To THRIVE for Supporting Transgender Students

Today, the HRC Foundation announced that award-winning Kentucky principal Dr. Tom Aberli will be honored with the Upstander Award at HRC’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference. Three years ago, Dr. Aberli oversaw changes at Atherton High School that led the school to become the first in the state with a transgender-inclusive policy for students. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 22, 2017

NEIL GORSUCH’S TIES TO ANTI-LGBTQ LAW PROFESSOR BROUGHT TO LIGHT AT SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING: During yesterday’s confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) asked Gorsuch about his mentorship by John Finnis, an Oxford legal professor who has compared LGBTQ relationships to beastiality. Show More Summary

Thirsting for a Future: Water and Children in a Changing Climate

Water is elemental. Without it, nothing can grow. And without safe water, children may not survive.

HRC Equality Convention 2017: It’s Not Equality Without Inclusion

Post submitted by Bruce Easop Going into the 2017 HRC Equality Convention earlier this month, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The Equality Convention is HRC's largest yearly gathering of volunteer leaders designed to bring volunteers together for planning, training, and sharing best practices. Show More Summary

Singer and Actress Megan Hilty Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign

American singer and actress Megan Hilty has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign. Tony-nominated Hilty is best known for her role as Ivy Lynn in the musical-drama TV show Smash and Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway musical Wicked. Show More Summary

California Sen. Toni Atkins Proposes Bill to Add Alternative Gender Marker for State IDs

A bill proposed in the California Senate would make California the first state in the country to allow non-binary residents – those who self-identify as neither male nor female – to choose an alternate gender marker on state-issued identity...Show More Summary

The Government Is Trying to Name and Shame Local and State Police Departments That Won’t Do Their Bidding

A new report released by ICE is trying to coerce police across the country into becoming immigration enforcement agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement yesterday released its first report attempting to name and shame police departments that require more than ICE’s say-so in order to hold someone in jail. Show More Summary

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

The Trump’s administration decision to ghost the IACHR today demonstrates a shocking disrespect for human rights. The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet; March 21, 2017

NAMED PLAINTIFF IN MARRIAGE EQUALITY CASE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST NEIL GORSUCH IN TIME OPED: A powerful oped from Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that made marriage equality the law of the land, shows how a thorough...Show More Summary

HRC Joins 1,000+ Advocates, Partner Organizations for All In For Equality Advocacy Day in Texas

HRC co-hosted All In For Equality Advocacy Day at the Texas Capitol, where about 1,000 pro-equality advocates gathered to talk to their legislators about pursuing pro-equality legislation and urged them to vote against unnecessary, harmful anti-LGBTQ laws such as SB 6. Show More Summary

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