Yesterday, members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard public testimony on HB 1577 and SB 735
This weekend’s anti-Muslim protests are another distressing sign of rising Islamophobia in America today. Something very ugly could happen today and tomorrow. A loosely connected group of anti-Muslim activists is calling for protests at about 20 mosques and American Muslim community centers and organizations around the country. Show More Summary
In an op-ed in The Advocate today, HRC Foundation’s Director of Latina/o and Catholic Initiatives Lisbeth Melendez Rivera wrote about her experience traveling to Rome for the Vatican’s Synod of the Family.
This week, NAACP Houston and Houston Area Urban League held two events to champion support for this critical ordinance to protect Houstonians from bias and discrimination.
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to update and strengthen the state’s sexual health and HIV prevention curriculum.
Looking to the next legislative session, what threats do we face? ‘Twas the season before the new legislative session and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for anti-LGBT lawmakers trying to pass laws that allow...Show More Summary
On October 5, HRC submitted comments in response to the faith-based regulations that aim to strengthen religious liberty protections in federally funded programs.
On Sunday, HRC will celebrate the 27th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD).
In honor of HRC’s National Coming Out Day, YouTube stars and HRC supporters Aaron Rhodes, Austin Rhodes (The Rhodes Bros) and Raymond Braun shared some advice on coming out.
In honor of LGBT History Month, here are a few reasons why it’s important for everyone, not just members of the LGBT community, to know about LGBT people, communities and political movements throughout history.
Today, prominent business leaders gathered in Houston, Texas to voice support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
HRC Youth Ambassador Laila Al-Shamma came out to her mother at age 13.
Delvigne (Judgment),  EUECJ C-650/13 – read judgment. In a judgment much anticipated on both sides of the Channel, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has held that French restrictions on the eligibility of prisoners to vote are lawful under EU law. Mr Delvigne, a French national, was convicted of murder in […]
The state has closed 31 DMVs in overwhelming poor and Black communities. Don’t believe a word of it: It’s all about race. Despite state officials’ quick denial that the closing of 31 Alabama DMVs has nothing to do with race, it is a fact that the closures – mostly in poor, majority black counties – disproportionately hurts Black voters. Show More Summary
There has been a marked increase in repression of freedom of expression, association and assembly in Angola in recent years. Amnesty has documented arrests and trials that violate international justice norms, the violent suppressionShow More Summary
Polish parliament will vote on whether or not to override the presidential veto of the country's first gender recognition legislation.
Organizers of the annual HRC Chefs for Equality food-and-cocktail celebration on Oct. 20 announced that four capital region restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds for the month to the HRC Foundation.
As if the South Sudanese didn’t have enough to worry about, now they’ve got to contend with George Clooney turning their perfectly good coffee crop into Nespresso. Clooney, you’ll recall, is already oppressing the citizens of the world’s youngest country with his… Continue Reading ?
This weekend, policymakers, political and business leaders, attorneys, teachers, and students gathered to address this alarming trend at the first ever Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference on Cyberharasssment.
The city council directed staff to draft an ordinance that would protect LGBT residents and visitors of Scottsdale from discrimination at home, at work and in public spaces.