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Charles Barkley Considers Boycotting 2017 NBA All-Star Game if it Remains in Charlotte

NBA TV Analyst Charles Barkley is considering boycotting the 2017 NBA All-Star Game if HB2 isn’t repealed or the game isn’t moved out of Charlotte, N.C. “I told my boss, I don’t want to act like I’m jumping on a sword,” Barkley saidShow More Summary

Five Ways Donald Trump Would Roll Back LGBTQ Equality as President

Hillary Clinton Tuesday night made history as the first woman to secure the nomination of a major political party, shattering barriers and marking a new milestone for equality. With five months until the election, the choice betweenShow More Summary

Gov. Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is an Affront to Free Expression

The Supreme Court has made it clear that government can't punish entities on the basis of free expression, such as boycotts. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order this week requiring state agencies and authorities to divest from any company or institution that supports the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. Show More Summary

Iran Must Stop Arbitrary Arrests of Dual Nationals

A recent uptick in arrests of dual nationals by Iranian authorities serves as a reminder that constant vigilance is required to ensure freedom from arbitrary detention and fair trial rights are respected worldwide.

The Green Party’s Catfish gambit

Jill Stein, running for U.S. president as the leader of the Green Party, seems like a lovely woman. But her candidacy does no one any favors. It’s not that I fear she’ll edge us toward a Drumpf White House, with all the horror that entails. Unlike her Green Party predecessor, Ralph Nader, in 2000, she’s still […]

HRC Honoree from Gambia Granted Asylum

Post submitted with contributions from Molly Aronso Alagie Jammeh, a distant nephew of vehemently anti-LGBTQ Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, has been granted political asylum in the United States. In September 2014, Jammeh posted a Facebook...Show More Summary

HRC Watches Vermont Governor Sign Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth from “Conversion Therapy” into Law

Last month, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed Senate Bill 132 into law, making Vermont the eighth jurisdiction—behind California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Cincinnati—to protect LGBTQ youth from...Show More Summary

TurnOUT! NC Weekend of Action in Charlotte to Repeal HB2

This past weekend, TurnOUT! North Carolina (NC) organizers and volunteers were on the ground for a weekend of action in Charlotte talking with voters about the dangers of the discriminatory HB2 and the need for full repeal. TurnOUT!Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: June 8, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON’S HISTORIC VICTORY MARKS A MILESTONE FOR EQUALITY: Following news of Hillary Clinton’s New Jersey primary win last night, HRC President Chad Griffin hailed her historic victory, saying “Hillary Clinton made history tonight in more ways than one. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Historic Night Shatters Barriers, Marks Milestone for Equality in America

HRC hailed Hillary Clinton’s historic win, following news of her victory in the New Jersey primary and reports that she has secured enough delegates to become the first woman nominated for president by a major party. “Hillary Clinton made history tonight in more ways than one,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Show More Summary

Companies Take Pride in their Support for LGBTQ Equality

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Kidnapped Honduran LGBTQ Rights Activist Found Dead

The body of Rene Martinez, a 40-year-old LGBTQ rights activist, was found in the city of San Pedro Sula, The Washington Blade reported. Martinez, who was kidnapped last week, had apparently been strangled. Martinez was the president of a LGBTQ advocacy organization in San Pedro Sula. Show More Summary

Refugee Women on Greek Islands in Constant Fear

By Giorgos Kosmopoulos, Amnesty International LESVOS, Greece – Shirin, an Afghan journalist, was once shot at by the Taliban. After fleeing near-fatal attacks in her country in the hope of finding safety in Europe, she now lives in constant fear in … Please continue reading.

Republican Group Backs Garland Confirmation

Post submitted by HRC Law Fellow James Shygelski Today, businessman and former ambassador Earle I. Mack urged Republican leaders to “stop being the unreasonable party” and confirm President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to fill the...Show More Summary

HRC Alabama Blasts Disgraced Chief Justice Roy Moore Over Latest Stall Tactics

Today, HRC Alabama blasted disgraced Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for engaging in stall tactics to delay responding to charges by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission that his defiance of federal marriage equality rulings violated judicial ethics rules. Show More Summary

It’s Membership Month: Celebrate HRC Membership Pride

In honor of National LGBTQ Pride Month, HRC wants to celebrate our pride and admiration for those who helped us make history -- whether by standing up to bigoted politicians, raising their voice in support of full equality or lending...Show More Summary

Documentary Spotlights Couple’s Fight for Marriage Equality and Adoption Rights

The new film Accidental Activists shares Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer’s brave struggle to adopt their children and disband Michigan’s constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex marriage. Detroit Free Press photojournalist Mandi...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: June 7, 2016

HISTORY IN THE MAKING AS VOTERS IN SIX STATES TURN OUT TODAY: Voters in six states -- California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota -- will have the historic opportunity today to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win a major party’s nomination. Show More Summary

Season 2 of I Am Jazz Set to Premiere on June 8

HRC Youth Ambassador and transgender activist Jazz Jennings returns to television this week with Wednesday’s premier of the second season of her TLC docu-series I Am Jazz. The show chronicles 15-year-old Jazz and her family as they navigate...Show More Summary


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