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How to Protect Yourself From Government Surveillance and Criminal Hackers

Simple steps you can take to keep the government and other snoopers out of your private digital business. Even if you like to share thoughts and photos on social media, there are certainly plenty of things that you’d like to keep between yourself and a select few. Show More Summary

Mike Pence’s Neighbors Welcome Him With Rainbow Flags

To welcome Vice President-elect Mike Pence to Washington D.C. his new neighbors are displaying rainbow flags on their porches and lawns to send a message of equality to the soon-to-be former Indiana governor to counter his extensiveShow More Summary

In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons

With people’s lives hanging in the balance, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson should move quickly to reduce for-profit detention. In a surprise development, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), an expert panel of law enforcement, national...Show More Summary

Trump’s Choice for U.S. Attorney General Led Anti-LGBTQ Campaign Against Student Group

Today, HRC released the following statement on the revelation that Senator Jeff Sessions -- President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. Attorney General -- led a campaign to block an LGBTQ student group from holding a conference at a public university while he was Alabama Attorney General. Show More Summary

Mandy Moore Reveals Mother, Two Brothers Are Gay

Singer and actress Mandy Moore recently revealed that her mother and both of her brothers are gay, and that everyone is more fulfilled living their truths. In an interview with Byrdie, the This Is Us star, who plays a dedicated mother...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Vehemently Anti-LGBTQ Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Loses Re-election Bid

In a stunning turn of events, longtime Gambian president Yahya Jammeh, who repeatedly attacked LGBTQ people in his more than 22-year reign, has lost his re-election bid and has conceded defeat (according to the head of the Gambian Electoral...Show More Summary

World AIDS Day: Stigma and Discrimination Around HIV and AIDS in Latin America

A fundamental pillar of HRC Global is our Global Fellowship Program. Through this program, HRC Global has the privilege of hosting numerous LGBTQ advocates from around the world at our office in Washington, D.C. Fellows work alongside...Show More Summary

Education is a Human Right – That is, Unless you are Pregnant in Sierra Leone.

housands of pregnant girls are being excluded from school because of a rule issued by Sierra Leone’s government. In April of 2015, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology issued a statement banning all pregnant girls from school settings.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: December 2, 2016

TRUMP’S ATTORNEY GENERAL PICK LED ANTI-LGBTQ CAMPAIGN AGAINST STUDENT GROUP AS ALA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: In a morning must-read from Andrew Kaczynski (@KFILE), CNN unearthed a 1996 public campaign led by then Alabama Attorney General Jeff Sessions to block an LGBTQ student group from holding a conference at a public university. Show More Summary

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Takes Stand Against Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

Following the defeat of anti-LGBTQ HB 757 earlier this year, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MAC) announced that it would oppose all anti-LGBTQ legislation in the upcoming legislative session. Jenner Wood, Corporate ExecutiveShow More Summary

Love Will Always Trump Hate: HRC Flags Displayed as Part of Community’s Pro-Equality Demonstration

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, supporters of Hillary Clinton are taking to the Facebook group Pantsuit Nation to share stories with and provide support for one another. One member of Pantsuit Nation, Susan, shared...Show More Summary

Potential Trump Cabinet Members Have Deeply Troubling Anti-LGBTQ Records

Since Donald Trump was elected to office on November 8, he has named several members of his administration and transition team. Every single appointee deserves to be thoroughly vetted. And amongst his cabinet picks are three individuals...Show More Summary

Media Storm Resurrects Discredited Claims about Iranian Resistance Group

As President-elect Trump picks Secretary of State, discredited claims about an Iranian resistance group—the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—resurface. The post Media Storm Resurrects Discredited Claims about Iranian Resistance Group appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

For World AIDS Day, A Promise That Can — And Must — Be Kept

Every two minutes, a teenager is infected with HIV. But Livey believes an AIDS-free generation is possible. Watch her story.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: December 1, 2016

VICTORY! NC GOV-ELECT ROY COOPER HITS CRUCIAL 10,000 VOTE MARGIN; GAME OVER FOR MCCRORY: HRC and Equality North Carolina are hailing Governor-Elect Roy Cooper’s victory -- which crossed the crucial 10,000 vote mark Wednesday -- and calling on Pat McCrory to immediately concede in the North Carolina gubernatorial race. Show More Summary

HRC Joins White House and Other LGBTQ Organizations for World AIDS Day Summit in New Orleans

Today, the White House, in partnership with federal agencies and local LGBTQ organizations, hosted its latest regional LGBT Summit in New Orleans. HRC President Chad Griffin introduced and spoke with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy...Show More Summary

If Cops Don’t Turn on Their Body Cameras, Courts Should Instruct Juries to Think Twice about Their Testimony

Courts should empower juries to devalue or disregard police testimony when officers fail to turn on their bodycams. Since 2014, at least 14 people have been killed by police officers wearing body cameras that were either not turned on or not operational. Show More Summary

HRC Marks World AIDS Day with Renewed Commitment to Ending Epidemic

Today is World AIDS Day, a time for people all over the globe to remember those we’ve lost to HIV and to recommit ourselves to ending the AIDS epidemic once and for all. According to UNAIDS, 35 million people have died from AIDS-related...Show More Summary


While fires raged, Palestinian firefighters stood alongside Israel in fighting the flames. On social media they were but a footnote. The post #IsraelIsBurning appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Yemen: A Regional Problem With Regional Consequences

Militarily, NATO should stay out of Yemen. But the Alliance should mitigate the effects of the conflict at sea where international shipping could be affected. The post Yemen: A Regional Problem With Regional Consequences appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

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