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The Fall of North Korea: A Wikistrat Crowdsourced Simulation

Drawing from the opinions of 70 analysts, the simulation “gamed out” the various pathways to collapse and the response of major actors in the region. The post The Fall of North Korea: A Wikistrat Crowdsourced Simulation appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Five Bisexual Women Who Aren’t Afraid to Live Their Truth

In honor of Bisexual Awareness Week, we recognize those who have come out openly as bisexual, sharing their true and authentic selves with the world. Here are five openly bisexual women continue to break down barriers: Oregon Governor...Show More Summary

Federal Court Win for Transgender Students in Wisconsin

Yesterday, a federal ruled that Ashton Whitaker, a transgender high school student in Kenosha, Wisconsin, could use the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity. Whitaker filed a federal lawsuit against the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) in July after he was denied access to the boys’ restroom. Show More Summary

Troy Davis: 5 Years On

Troy was on death row for over two decades before he was finally executed. In that time he became a leader himself in the movement to end the death penalty, with his steadfast spirit and unshakeable faith in justice inspiring activists around the world.

Troy Davis’s Legacy

By Savannah Fox, Field Organizer Five years ago today, on September 21st, I became an activist. I didn’t sign my first petition or attended my first rally. I found my passion, my anger and my hope as an activist, all … Please continue reading.

Poverty Is Not a Crime, so Why Are People Being Trapped in Immigration Detention for Being Poor?

Immigrants shouldn’t be locked up just because they can’t afford bail. You shouldn’t be imprisoned for being poor. But that’s what’s happening to thousands of immigrants across the country who are unable to afford to pay a bond to be released from immigration detention. Show More Summary

Let There Be Light: Cities Across America Are Pushing Back Against Secret Surveillance by Police

Big Brother is watching local communities, some more than others. Think about how it feels when you are driving down a road, look in your rearview mirror, and notice a police car driving directly behind you. You tense up. You slow down. Show More Summary

HRC Announces HBCU Advisory Council, Partnership with Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions

Today, HRC announced the inaugural members of a National Advisory Council that will work with HRC’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Project. The distinguished members include the former presidents of Morehouse College...Show More Summary

HRC Mississippi Speaks at University of Mississippi Medical Center Event

On September 14, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) held their inaugural meeting for the 2016-17 academic year. It was a privilege to be their first speaker as students, faculty and staff...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: September 21, 2016

GOVERNOR MCCRORY HAS SOME NERVE… writes The New York Times’ editorial board this morning. The board called out Governor McCrory for his lies and cheap trick “resets” and encouraged him to come to his senses, admit blame and repeal the disastrous law. Show More Summary

"We Honor Their Work Best by Carrying on"

Despite deadly attack on Aleppo-bound convoy, UNICEF remains committed to aiding Syrian children.

Botswana to Deport Anti-LGBTQ American Pastor; American Anti-LGBTQ Group to Visit Kenya and Mexico

American Pastor Steven Anderson called on the government of Botswana to kill lesbians and gays while doing a radio interview on Tuesday during a trip to Botswana. President Ian Khama of Botswana ordered the arrest and deportation of Anderson and denounced the pastor’s hate speech, according to Reuters. Show More Summary

Joint Statement on Gov. Pat McCrory’s Lie About HB2

HRC President Chad Griffin, ENC Executive Director Chris Sgro, and transgender advocate Candis Cox issued the following joint statement in response to a false statement made by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory during Rotary Club remarks in Charlotte today. "Word for word, Governor McCrory lied to North Carolinians today. Show More Summary

Kids Like Esme Shouldn’t be Behind Bars

These kids asked for asylum. The U.S. government locked them up. They need a fair hearing. Nine-year-old Esme (a pseudonym) came to the United States with her mother and two siblings seeking asylum from violence in Central America. But rather than finding a safe haven, U.S. Show More Summary

HRC Partners with Pride Events Around the Globe

This summer, HRC proudly partnered with five pride events around the world. Building on relationships established with innovators at HRC’s inaugural Global Innovative Advocacy Summit this past spring, HRC sponsored Prides in Lithuania,...Show More Summary

Marc Chandler on China’s Economic Growth Prospects

In the sixth and final installment of the virtual roundtable, Marc Chandler discusses China's economic growth prospects in the current transitional period. The post Marc Chandler on China’s Economic Growth Prospects appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Federal Government Guarantees Equal Access to Many Homeless Shelters for Transgender People

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule ensuring equal access to many federally funded homeless shelters based on gender identity. The rule requires that shelters admit, house, and serve all individuals in accordance with their gender identity, including transgender people. Show More Summary

Out of the Shadows: DADT’s Repeal 5 Years Later

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the full implementation of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Repeal of the law closed a dark and discriminatory chapter of American history that required gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers...Show More Summary

Senator Bill Nelson Co-Sponsors the Equality Act

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) declared his official support for the Equality Act. Senator Nelson will become the 43rd senator to cosponsor the legislation, in addition to 178 members of the House. The bipartisan Equality Act...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: September 20, 2016

THANK YOU, MAYOR ROBERTS AND CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL, FOR STANDING ON THE SIDE OF EQUALITY: As Governor McCrory and Republican legislative leaders continue to face intense public backlash over the damaging consequences of HB2, Charlotte city leaders rejected pressure to to repeal citywide LGBTQ protections. Show More Summary

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