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President Trump’s Campaign Promises Stick With Us — They Should Stick With Him, Too

If candidates know that courts will ignore campaign rhetoric, they will be freer to ride to office on a wave of hatred. This piece originally appeared at Just Security.  The ongoing travel ban litigation has triggered intense debateShow More Summary

Before Transgender Day of Visibility, Highlighting Trans Survivors of Violence

Content note: This post discusses abuse and violence, including sexual violence, against transgender people. It does not describe specific acts of violence. Each November, transgender people and our allies come together to mourn those transgender people lost to murder during the past year for Transgender Day of Remembrance. Show More Summary

“VIH en los Medios”: sobre el lenguaje y la cobertura

Por Diego Mora Bello, becario del Departamento Global de HRC "VIH en los Medios" es parte del proyecto en el que Diego Mora Bello está trabajando como Becario Global de HRC y Next Generation Leader del Instituto McCain. El programa de...Show More Summary

Child Welfare Organizations Urge Georgia Lawmakers to Reject Anti-LGBTQ Amendment to Adoption Bill

Today, HRC released an open letter from major child welfare organizations — including the Child Welfare League of America, The Donaldson Adoption Institute, FosterClub, North American Council on Adoptable Children, and Voice for Adoption...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 28, 2017

“HB2 IS A $3.7 BILLION-DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE”: The Raleigh (NC) News & Observer, in a scathing editorial today, excoriated state Republican leaders for failing to repeal the discriminatory HB2 -- even as an exclusive report by the AP detailed the billions in lost business the state has suffered under the law. Show More Summary

Future Arkansas Doctors Learn Best Practices for LGBTQ Patients

Earlier this month, HRC Arkansas curated a diverse patient panel for 170 second-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The panel consisted of Arkansas Transgender Equality board members KrysShow More Summary

The Crucial Role Young Advocates Are Playing in Raising Transgender Visibility

This Friday, LGBTQ and allied communities around the globe will mark International Transgender Day of Visibility. This year poses new challenges for the rights of transgender people as President Trump and states across the country are aiming to roll back their rights. Show More Summary

Three Reasons Why Language is Important in Media Coverage of HIV

Post submitted by Diego Mora Bello, HRC Global Fellow “HIV in the Media” is part of a project Diego Mora Bello is working on as an HRC Global Fellow and a Next Generation Leader with The McCain Institute. HRC’s Global Fellows program...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 27, 2017

AP EXCLUSIVE THIS MORNING - HB2 WILL COST NORTH CAROLINA $3.76 BILLION: In a jaw-dropping analysis published today, the AP reports that “despite Republican assurances” that the discriminatory HB2 law isn’t hurting North Carolina’s economy,...Show More Summary

HRC Mississippi Hosts Lobby Day

Submitted by Field Organizer Harry Hawkins Earlier this month, HRC hosted its first Lobby Day at the Mississippi State Capitol for members and supporters to engage with their elected leaders around issues that affect the LGBTQ community...Show More Summary

HRC Honors Pro-Equality Female Senators for Women’s History Month

While the outcome in the 2016 Presidential race was devastating for many in the LGBTQ community, the election wasn’t all bad news. In down ballot races, the election proved that pro-equality women can still come out on top. Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

Lenten Devotional: Remember to Love

This year for the season of Lent, HRC Foundation launched a campaign that aims to tell the stories of LGBTQ people of faith. The Lenten season marks the days which lead up to Jesus' crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. For Christians,...Show More Summary

Faith Leaders Gather to Pray for Justice and Equality for the Transgender Community

This weekend more than 125 congregations from a variety of faith practices will be participating in National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. HRC is proud to be a sponsor of the event and HRC Foundation’s Religion and Faith...Show More Summary

Tillerson Gives Beijing Face

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concluded his visit to China earlier this month, pledging that relations between the two countries would be based on “non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation.” The post Tillerson Gives Beijing Face appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Trump's proposed budget cuts 28% from the State Department’s funding, reducing foreign aid and de-funding a range of programs. The post Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Time to THRIVE Special Guest Speakers Nominated for Daytime Emmy Award

Nayyef Hrebid and Btoo Al Lami, who are slated to speak at HRC Foundation’s fourth annual Time to THRIVE Conference in April, have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their documentary film Out of Iraq, which aired on Logo TV...Show More Summary

American Health Care Act Pulled From Vote; Thousands of LGBTQ People Will Retain Health Care

HRC released the following statement after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration by the House of Representatives. The Congressional Budget Office projected that the provisions of...Show More Summary

HRC Global Innovators Provide Briefing on the Marriage Equality Movement in Taiwan

Last week, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association, a leading Taiwanese LGBTI organization, partnered with Open Society Foundations to host a panel discussion on the marriage equality movement in Taiwan. If marriage equality legislation...Show More Summary

HRC Mississippi Discusses Faith on Local Radio Station

Post submitted by Daniel G. Ball, Mississippi HRC Faith and Outreach Organizer HRC Mississippi recently took part in Jackson station WPBQ’s morning talk show to discuss faith and religion. Jim Carstensen, who is also Chair of The Mississippi...Show More Summary

HRC and CMSI Announce Three-Year Partnership to Support LGBTQ Students at HBCUs

The HRC Foundation and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) announced a new three-year partnership to increase diversity and inclusion for LGBTQ students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and...Show More Summary

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