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Gallup Survey Finds More Than 10 Million American Adults Identify as LGBTQ—Historic Increase

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new Gallup survey reflecting a historic increase...Show More Summary

7 Reasons the Affordable Care Act Matters to the LGBTQ Community

Congress has begun work to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — landmark legislation that provides access to healthcare for 22 million Americans, including millions of LGBTQ people. President Obama has blocked their attempts in the past, but next week President-elect Donald Trump will assume office — and all bets to protect the ACA are off. Show More Summary

Televisa, Mexico Features HRC to Talk Equidad MX

Post submitted by Milagros Chirinos, HRC Bilingual Media Manager-Spanish HRC Equidad MX, an innovative project with the aim of achieving workplace equality and inclusion in Mexico, is now a reality. Recently, Deena Fidas, Director of...Show More Summary

HRC y Televisa Hablan Sobre Equidad MX

Artículo presentado por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de Prensa Bilingüe-Español HRC Equidad MX, un proyecto innovador que tiene por objeto alcanzar la igualdad e inclusión de los centros de trabajo en la Ciudad de México, es ya una realidad. Show More Summary

Jesus Reflects on His Fears of Living as a Gay, Undocumented Immigrant

Jesus does not remember his life in Mexico. When he was three-years-old, Jesus’ parents decided to immigrate to the United States and he has been here ever since. Throughout his 22 years in the U.S., Jesus’ parents did everything they...Show More Summary

Jesús Comparte los Miedos de Vivir Como un Inmigrante Gay e Indocumentado

Jesús no recuerda su vida en México. Tenía tan solo tres años cuando sus padres decidieron inmigrar a Estados Unidos, país en donde que reside desde entonces. A través de sus 22 años en EE.UU., los padres de Jesús han hecho todo lo posible...Show More Summary

Georgia Legislative Session Begins With Call for Statewide Non-Discrimination Protections

January 13, 2017 This week marks the start of Georgia’s 2017 legislative session and HRC’s continued fight against legislation designed to discriminate against LGBTQ Georgians. Last year, anti-equality lawmakers pushed legislation that would give a license to discriminate against LGBTQ Georgians. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 13, 2016

BEN CARSON, STILL ANTI-LGBTQ: Throughout his public life, Ben Carson, Donald Trump’s choice for Housing and Urban Development Secretary, has made clear he opposes equality for LGBTQ people-- and his confirmation hearing yesterday was no exception. Show More Summary

Here’s What You May Have Missed from All Children – All Families in 2016

Post submitted by J.P. Regis, HRC Children, Youth & Families Program Manager With 2016 officially behind us, HRC’s All Children – All Families (ACAF) team is taking a look back to highlight key updates and recently developed resources...Show More Summary

WATCH: In His Former Life as Alabama’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Abused His Power and Was Read the Riot Act Over It

Sessions overzealously prosecuted a case that a judge called the worst example of prosecutorial misconduct he had ever seen. It is now well-known that Jeff Sessions’ record as a senator shows blindness or hostility to the rights of those...Show More Summary

HRC’s MacArthur Flournoy to Address ‘We Shall Not Be Moved March’

HRC is proud to join the National Action Network's "We Shall Not Be Moved March" on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, and encourage you to do the same. Our own Rev. MacArthur Flournoy, Director of Faith Partnerships and Mobilization, will be representing us on stage and we wanted to share his poignant thoughts with you in advance of the march. The 9 a.m. Show More Summary

Vietnam Hedging by Dredging in the South China Sea

Hanoi has been actively fortifying its key holdings in the Spratlys, including the construction of a runway, tunnels and bunkers to defend its territory against China. The post Vietnam Hedging by Dredging in the South China Sea appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

The Rocky Road to Stability: Mali 4 Years after the French Intervention

The French intervention and the African-led multilateral force have saved Mali from a total collapse. At the same time, the country is far from long-term stability. The post The Rocky Road to Stability: Mali 4 Years after the French Intervention appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

We’re Suing to Keep Kentucky Politicians Out of the Exam Room

It's two weeks into 2017 and state legislatures are already making abortion harder and telling women it's for their own good. The Kentucky legislature had hardly been gaveled into session on January 3 when lawmakers rushed to pass the latest offensive abortion restriction into law. Show More Summary

Dissent Is Patriotic. It’s Also a Powerful Antidote to Propaganda.

In 1961, the ACLU successfully fought back against McCarthyism and demonstrated that lies can wither in the face of truth. “If you’re to be called a communist every time you stand up for basic American rights and freedoms, what’s likely...Show More Summary

Prisoners With Physical Disabilities Are Forgotten And Neglected in America

For prisoners with physical disabilities, life behind bars can mean exclusion, neglect, and even solitary confinement. Dean Westwood arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Oregon in a wheelchair. Prison officials required him to surrender his property, submit to a search, and agree to administrative procedures like finger printing. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 12, 2016

TODAY, TRUMP’S PICK FOR HUD, BEN CARSON: Everyday HUD supports millions of individuals and families nationwide through lifeline programs providing assisted and public housing, emergency shelter and supportive housing, and mortgage and loan assistance. Show More Summary

The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

Establishing the facts in an objective review could possibly achieve some form of justice for victims of war crimes and genocide. The post The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

In Moving Interview, Young Queer Immigrant Shares How His Mother Sacrificed to Ensure His Safety

Javier was just six years old when his mother brought him and his brother to the U.S. from Guatemala. But it wasn’t until he came out a decade later that he found out why she left her professional life and her extended family behindShow More Summary

Joven Inmigrante y LGTBQ Comparte la Historia de Sacrificio de su Madre por su Seguridad y Bienestar

Javier tenía tan solo seis años cuando su madre tomó la decisión de salir de Guatemala para traerlo con su hermano a Estados Unidos. El joven no supo con exactitud por qué su madre dejó de lado su carrera profesional para llevarlos a un nuevo país, sino hasta que salió del clóset una década después. Show More Summary

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