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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: April 10, 2017

TRUMP NOMINATES RADICAL ANTI-LGBTQ STATE SENATOR TO LEAD THE U.S. ARMY: In an appalling move, President Donald Trump has nominated Tennessee State Senator Mark Green as Secretary of the Army. If confirmed, Green, who has supported anti-LGBTQ discrmination at every turn of his political career, would succeed former Secretary of the U.S. Show More Summary

Vietnam Seeks to Calm Waters One Year After Environmental Disaster

Hanoi has acknowledged its citizens’ newfound environmental activism, hoping to avoid any widespread social unrest. But it is also taking punitive measures to quell protests. The post Vietnam Seeks to Calm Waters One Year After Environmental Disaster appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

South Korea’s Political Impasse could Redefine the Balance in the Korean Peninsula

South Korea's new president will largely determine the future of the US-ROK alliance, relations with China, and the security approach in the Korean peninsula. The post South Korea’s Political Impasse could Redefine the Balance in the Korean Peninsula appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

This Court Decision in the Gavin Grimm Case Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes.

In a deeply moving ruling, two judges recognize Gavin's important role in the history of movements for justice. On April 7th, the Fourth Circuit overturned Gavin Grimm's win from last year, based on the Supreme Court's decision last month not to hear the case. Show More Summary

“Extreme Vetting” of Visitors Poses an Extreme Threat to Our Principles and Our Security

The new vetting measures could target Muslims, damage free expression worldwide, and lead to more border abuses. We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric about “extreme vetting” of visitors to the United States since Donald Trump proposed it during the presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Government Goes After Critic on Twitter, Remembers Constitution Just in Time

The attempt to unmask a critical Twitter account was an affront to our fundamental right to anonymous expression. For a few weeks, the government seemed to forget that the Constitution protects the right to speak anonymously. Thankfully, the prospect of a legal challenge from Twitter and the ACLU appears to have jogged its memory. On March 14, U.S. Show More Summary

#BeInTheKnow: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Today marks National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to recognize the impact of HIV on young people in the United States. Growing up, Margaret Chappell was taught two common misconceptions about HIV: that the virus only affects certain groups of people, and that HIV is something to be afraid of. Show More Summary

Reproductive Healthcare for Millions of Low-Income Women Is One Trump Signature Away From Being Threatened

President Trump is set to sign a resolution that would jeopardize health care services for millions of low-income women. Just a week after the Republican Party’s Affordable Care Act repeal bill was dramatically pulled from the HouseShow More Summary

Parag Khanna’s ‘Blunt’ Defense of Globalization

In a speech at the Foreign Policy Association Khanna argued that globalization is not at risk of reversing despite recent surges in popularity of nationalist ideas. The post Parag Khanna’s ‘Blunt’ Defense of Globalization appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Lenten Devotional from HRC Senior Faith Organizer Denise Donnell

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

HRC & Equality NC: NBA Decision to Reward North Carolina for Discrimination is Deeply Disappointing

HRC and Equality NC released the following statements after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced North Carolina is now eligible to host future All-Star Games. The NBA decision comes in the wake of the discriminatory back-room “deal”...Show More Summary

Trump Nominates Radical Anti-LGBTQ State Legislator to Lead U.S. Army

Today, HRC denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Tennessee State Senator Mark Green as Secretary of the Army. If confirmed, Green would succeed former Secretary of the U.S. Army Eric Fanning, who made history as the first openly gay leader of a branch of the U.S. Show More Summary

Congressional Forum on Civil Rights Under the Trump Administration

Members of Congress who have championed civil rights held a forum on Thursday titled “Civil Rights Under the Trump Administration-The First 100 Days.” Witnesses covered a range of issues highlighting the troubling trend of the Administration...Show More Summary

New Mexico Joins Growing Number of States Protecting LGBTQ Youth From “Conversion Therapy”

Today, New Mexico’s Republican Governor Susana Martinez signed Senate Bill (SB) 121 into law, making it the eighth jurisdiction --- after California, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, and New York --- to...Show More Summary

VICTORIA: El gobernador de Nuevo México firma un proyecto de ley que protege a los jóvenes LGBTQ

HRC y la organización Equality New Mexico felicitan a la gobernadora republicana de Nuevo México, Susana Martínez, por firmar el proyecto de ley SB-121 que protege a los jóvenes LGBTQ contra la peligrosa y desacreditada práctica de "terapia...Show More Summary

A Banner Day for LGBTQ Civil Rights on Equality Day in Nevada

Post submitted by Narissa Rahaman, Western Regional Field Organizer Last week, HRC Las Vegas members joined Nevada Equality Coalition for LGBTQ Equality Day at the Nevada Legislature in Carson City. It was a momentous day as two pro-LGBTQ...Show More Summary

HRC Los Angeles Observes Transgender Day of Visibility

Submitted by Jim Wen, HRC Los Angeles Community Engagement Co-Chair? HRC-Los Angeles (LA) was proud to participate in a Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) gathering on March 31. Lindsey Deaton, HRC-LA Membership Outreach Co-Chair,Show More Summary

New Mexico Governor Signs Into Law Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth From “Conversion Therapy”

Today, HRC and Equality New Mexico hailed New Mexico Republican Governor Susana Martinez’s decision to sign into law Senate Bill (SB) 121 -- legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-calledShow More Summary

Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

If the "America First" myopic vision becomes reality, the U.S.’ place in the world will become a lonely, isolated one, its security and well-being fundamentally jeopardized. The post Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Gorsuch Has Dangerous Worldview, Dismisses Role of Courts in Protecting Civil Rights

HRC denounced the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, an ardent opponent of equality, to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. “We are deeply disappointed by the Senate Republicans’ decision to pave the way...Show More Summary

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