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April Fools: HRC and SpeakeasyDC Present “Fools Rush In”

SpeakeasyDC has been telling stories and teaching storytelling since 1997, but first partnered with HRC in June 2014.

HRC: Under Harry Reid, Senate Fundamentally Changed the Lives of LGBT Americans

The following is a statement from HRC's President Chad Griffin upon news that Senator Harry Reid will retire from the U.S. Senate after the completion of his current term.

Senate Under Harry Reid Fundamentally Changed the Lives of LGBT Americans

As leader of the Democratic Caucus since 2005, Reid has played a key role in ensuring legislation critical to the LGBT community.

Federal Judge Blocks Legally Married Same-Sex Couples From Accessing FMLA Benefits in Texas

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor today ruled against a policy change allowing legally married same-sex couples in non-marriage equality states to exercise their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act

HRC On the Ground in Helena, Montana

Last night in Helena, HRC joined partners including Montana Human Rights Network for an evening focused on the road toward equal protections for all Montanans.

Springfield is Ready to Vote NO Repeal

With fewer than two weeks until Election Day on April 7, hundreds of volunteers are phone banking and door knocking daily to have as many conversations with voters as possible.

A New U.N. Champion for Privacy

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to appoint a watchdog to monitor the state of privacy rights worldwide. That watchdog, called a special rapporteur, was appointed by a consensus vote of all members of the council. That’s very good news, and it’s been a long time coming. Show More Summary

Tech Entrepreneur Max Levchin Speaks Out Against Indiana’s Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law

A cadre of celebrities, athletes, corporations and organizations has taken to social media this afternoon to decry Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s decision to sign a dangerous anti-LGBT legislation into law.

Jazz Jennings: Raising the Bar on Transgender Visibility

It has been an extremely busy year for HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings.

Canada Clinic Suspends Conversion Therapy Services

After undergoing substantial public scrutiny, the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has suspended its "Gender Identity Services" until they can be officially reviewed.

Anti-LGBT Georgia Bill Moves Forward, Threatening to Undermine State’s Economic Growth

Bill threatens LGBT Georgians, other minorities, and the economic climate of the state as conferences threaten to move elsewhere if the bill becomes law.

HRC Condemns Indiana Governor Mike Pence for Signing Dangerous Anti-LGBT Legislation

Indiana Governor signs overly vague anti-LGBT bill in to law allowing individuals to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities

Half a Century Later, Mad Men's Peggy Olson Is Still Waiting for Paycheck Fairness

Despite the popularly of the show “Mad Men,” we are no longer living in the 1960s, but the current gender wage gap doesn’t reflect that. Ongoing wage inequity should be a thing that’s in the past. The persistent pay gap exists, despite...Show More Summary

LGBT Advocates and Allies Speak Out Against Anti-LGBT Religious Discrimination Bill in Indiana

This morning, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a sweeping bill that will allow individuals to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities.

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