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Dallas County Violates People’s Rights by Keeping Them in Jail for Being Poor

Dallas County’s use of money bail is perpetuating illegal wealth-based incarceration. Shannon Daves is a 47-year-old transgender woman who has been homeless in Dallas County, Texas, since last August. On January 17, she was arrested for an alleged misdemeanor and taken to the county jail. Show More Summary

South Africa's Techno Girls

A mentoring program is steering teenage girls into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Oscar Nominations Highlight LGBTQ Community and Stories in Several Categories

The highly anticipated 90th Annual Academy Awards will feature a number of groundbreaking stories about LGBTQ people and celebrate the artists who brought them to the screen. Noteworthy this year is the Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman,” nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. Show More Summary

Meet the Openly LGBTQ Athletes Headed to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Several openly LGBTQ athletes are slated to head to Pyeongchang next month to compete in the Winter Olympics, the most ever to participate in the Winter Olympics. At the 2014 games in Sochi, seven openly LGBTQ athletes competed, all of whom were women. Show More Summary

Going Where Help Is Needed Most

UNICEF Senior Emergency Coordinator AK Musse was a child refugee. Now he's devoted his career to helping people in crisis around the world.

HRC Endorses Elissa Slotkin for Congress

Today, HRC announced its endorsement of Elissa Slotkin for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. “Elissa Slotkin has spent her career in service to our nation. She is a tenacious fighter and she will be a champion for Michigan’s working families. Show More Summary

Tenants Can Get Evicted for Calling the Police Across New York and Much of the Country

So-called “nuisance ordinances” create a perverse incentive not to report crime and endanger domestic violence victims. The second time that Laurie Grape called the police during an attack by her then-boyfriend, they told her that a third call would get her evicted. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 23, 2018

URGENT -- CONGRESS MUST FIND AGREEMENT THAT FUNDS CRUCIAL PRIORITIES, PROTECTS DREAMERS AND MOST VULNERABLE AMERICANS: HRC issued the following statement: “The fight continues. We need to keep our eye on the ball,” said David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director. Show More Summary

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Audra McDonald, Diageo to be Recognized at 2018 HRC Greater NY Gala

HRC announced that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will speak and Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will be honored at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in New York City. HRC also...Show More Summary

HRC Heads to Davos to Amplify LGBTQ Rights at World Economic Forum

HRC will be joining a record number of heads of state and leaders from business and civil society at Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting to discuss the world’s most pressing issues. HRC Global director Ty Cobb will be at #wef18, amplifying the importance of LGBTQ rights around the globe. Show More Summary

Born Into War

For the more than 3 million children born in Yemen since the civil war escalated in 2015, staying alive is a daily struggle.

5 Ways UNICEF Helped Change Lives This Year

2017 was a devastating year for the world's children. Here are ways that UNICEF made a difference.

Worried About Getting Sued for Reporting Sexual Abuse? Here Are Some Tips.

#MeToo has spawned a surge in defamation claims designed to silence victims. But there are ways to minimize legal risks. The #MeToo movement has drawn an outpouring of testimony by the victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. In response, there has been a surge in retaliatory defamation lawsuits by their abusers. Show More Summary

Congress Must Find Agreement that Funds Crucial Priorities, Protects Dreamers & Vulnerable Americans

HRC issued the following statement on the Senate's short term deal to reopen the government while continuing to negotiate overall funding levels including parity between defense and domestic discretionary programs to ensure funding for...Show More Summary

On the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Court Battles for Abortion Access Persist

You’d be forgiven for forgetting Roe is the law of the land. In 2017 alone, 19 states adopted 63 new abortion restrictions. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision Roe v. Wade, recognizing that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 22, 2018

DANGEROUS #TRUMPSHUTDOWN: “The government shutdown is the result of a failure of leadership by Donald Trump and Mike Pence. They kicked the can down the road on every deadline over the past year, from appropriations to children’s health, disaster relief to Dreamers. Show More Summary

HRC Statement on Dangerous Trump-Pence Government Shutdown

Today, HRC issued the following response after the federal government officially shutdown following weeks of irresponsible and reckless behavior by the Trump-Pence Administration: “Today’s government shutdown is the result of a failure of leadership by Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Show More Summary

Where would you go?

Where would you go in a nuclear attack? This is a question I hadn’t thought to ask myself until recently, with two madmen publicly measuring the sizes of their … buttons. But there it is. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – normally dedicated to protecting us from mutated viruses, cancer […]

HRC Encouraged by Utah Governor’s Task Force to Address State’s Alarming Spike in Youth Suicide

HRC acknowledged Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for convening a task force to address a troubling uptick in suicides among youth -- and especially LGBTQ youth -- in his state. Task force members, including Ronald A. Rasband, a leader in TheShow More Summary

One Year Later, HRC Vows to Keep Turning Resistance Into Action

HRC marked the one year anniversary of the Trump-Pence Administration’s inauguration by vowing to continue turning resistance into action in 2018. Over the last year, the Trump-Pence administration has systematically targeted the LGBTQ...Show More Summary

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