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.
Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.
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]
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.
Yesterday, Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, penned a powerful op-ed about Laramie’s new non-discrimination ordinance.
On Monday, HRC will exclusively premiere the first episode of ABC Family’s trans-focused docu-series, “Becoming Us.”
HRC applaudes Gov. McCrory for stopping mean-spirited legislation in North Carolina.
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
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.
The Scottish organization, Equality Network, released a report this week showing that bisexuals feel unsupported and unaffirmed in LGBT spaces and non-LGBT spaces.
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 ?
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
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.
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.
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...
An openly gay high school senior in California schooled her fellow classmates in her yearbook quote.
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.
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.
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 […]
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