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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 21, 2017

HRC CALLS ON TRUMP ADMIN TO WELCOME LGBTQ REFUGEES: HRC joined refugees, faith leaders, legal and security experts and community advocates outside the White House yesterday to honor refugees’ strength and perseverance, speak out against...Show More Summary

Video: CIA Officials Forced to Testify About Torture Program

As the torture psychologists head to trial, ex-CIA officials speak frankly — and under oath — about the brutal program. A lawsuit against the two psychologists who devised a CIA torture program reached another new milestone last month, as three victims asked a U.S. Show More Summary

What Is DACA and Has it Changed under Trump?

Here are answers to basic questions about DACA. You asked, we answered. Last week was the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that provides work permits and a temporary reprieve from deportation for...Show More Summary

Now is the Time to Stop the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

According to the Huffington Post, “Senate Republicans are closer than ever to repealing Obamacare.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to repeal it by the end of the month – and he’s closing in on the 50 votes needed to get it...Show More Summary

California Agency Receives All Children - All Families Seal of Recognition

On Friday, June 9, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley was awarded an All Children - All Families Seal of Recognition as a Leader in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth. The Seal was presented in the Santa Clara County Judge Shawna Schwarz’s...Show More Summary

Title IX at 45: Advancing Critical Protections for LGBTQ People

This Friday, HRC will mark the 45 th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally funded education programs and provides legal recourse to redress such discrimination. Show More Summary

South Sudan's Child Refugees: Portraits from the Crisis in Uganda

Uganda has some of the world’s most compassionate refugee policies, but a wave of refugees from South Sudan creates immense challenges.

HRC Mobilizes to Elect Pro-Equality Candidate Jon Ossoff to Congress

Today's pivotal congressional election will demonstrate the power of our resistance against the Trump administration. HRC has been organizing to send pro-equality candidate Jon Ossoff to represent Georgia’s sixth district in Congress. Nearly...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 20, 2017

TODAY -- ALL EYES ARE ON GEORGIA’S SPECIAL ELECTION: Today, HRC-endorsed Jon Ossoff will face anti-LGBTQ Karen Handel in a runoff election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District seat. During her 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Handel...Show More Summary

To LGBTQ Refugees & Asylum Seekers: The U.S. Should Welcome You

On World Refugee Day, HRC honors the strength, courage and contributions made by countless refugees in the U.S. and around the world. Today we recognize all refugees, including LGBTQ refugees who are seeking refuge from persecution and...Show More Summary

Congress Sends Letter to Indonesia to Stop Government-Sponsored Anti-LGBTQ Actions

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and 35 other members of Congress sent a letter to the Indonesian government, calling on them to put a stop to recent government-sponsored anti-LGBTQ actions there. The letter was written in response to...Show More Summary

Victory! The Slants Are Officially Rock Stars of the First Amendment

The Chinatown dance-rock band The Slants are the new poster children for the First Amendment. The Supreme Court today struck down portions of the Lanham Act, a 1946 federal trademark law that allowed the government to deny “offensive” trademarks as a violation of trademark holders’ free speech rights. Show More Summary

USAID Nominee Pledges Support for LGBTQ Human Rights

In a hearing before a U.S. Senate committee, Ambassador Mark Green, the nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), pledged that, if confirmed, he would work to ensure that USAID’s programming reaches vulnerable...Show More Summary

Welcoming Schools Prepares for National Facilitator Certification Training

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant This week, Welcoming Schools welcomes our second cohort to the National Facilitator Certification Training at HRC’s office in Washington, D.C. Over a course of four days, participants...Show More Summary

Anti-LGBTQ Sheriff David Clarke Withdraws from Consideration for Assistant Secretary Position

On Saturday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke withdrew his name from consideration for the position of Assistant Secretary for the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to The Washington Post. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 19, 2017

SIX MEMBERS OF PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL ON HIV RESIGN, CITING NO STRATEGY OR RESOURCES: In an alarming oped in Newsweek titled “Trump Doesn’t Care About HIV. We’re Outta Here,” one of the six dedicated HIV experts who had served on the Presidential...Show More Summary

Celebrating and Supporting Our Fathers: It’s Time for Paid Leave

Across the country, people are celebrating fatherhood and the significance of fathers in their lives. For some, this means celebrating the person who gave you your amazing smile. For many others, today will be a celebration of someone other than a biological father. Show More Summary

Super Dads Around the World

On Father's Day, UNICEF salutes caring dads and the children they love.

My Father’s Gun Charge Almost Ruined My Family. Fair Sentencing Saved It.

A son reflects on his father’s incarceration, gun violence, poverty, and reforming the criminal justice system. I was raised by a single dad. Before he went to jail, I celebrated both Father’s Day and Mother's Day with just my father. My dad was such a goofball. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 16, 2017

TEXAS GOV. GREG ABBOTT SIGNS DISCRIMINATION INTO LAW: Yesterday, Abbott signed HB 3859, which allows child welfare organizations to turn away qualified Texans seeking to care for a child in need, including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents or other parents to whom the agency has a religious objection. Show More Summary

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