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A Rally Around Hatred

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

Op-ed: Why This Queer Latina Is Not Giving Up on the Church

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.

Houston NAACP and Urban League Stand Up for the 56 Percent

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.

California Mandates LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to update and strengthen the state’s sexual health and HIV prevention curriculum.

The Fight Ahead: What’s Next in Attempts to Discriminate Against LGBT People in the Name of Religion?

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

HRC Submits Comments Calling for LGBT Protections in Faith-Based Regulations

On October 5, HRC submitted comments in response to the faith-based regulations that aim to strengthen religious liberty protections in federally funded programs.

WATCH: Celebrate a Year in Coming Out with HRC

On Sunday, HRC will celebrate the 27th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD).

YouTube Sensations Share Advice on Coming Out

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.

October is LGBT History Month: Three Reasons Everyone Should Know LGBT History

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.

Business & Republican Leaders Speak Out in Support of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Today, prominent business leaders gathered in Houston, Texas to voice support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

CJEU ruling on prisoner voting – open door for successful UK challenge?

Delvigne (Judgment), [2015] 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 […]

Alabama’s DMV Shutdown Has Everything to Do With Race

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

Dying for Freedom: Activist on Hunger Strike in Angola

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 to Vote on Trans Rights Legislation

Polish parliament will vote on whether or not to override the presidential veto of the country's first gender recognition legislation.

Chefs for Equality Organizers Announce ‘You Eat, We Donate’

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.

Coffee Coffee Coffee

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 ?

HRC Joins Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference on Cyberharasssment

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.

Glendale Looks to Protect Arizona Residents and Visitors with LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

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.

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