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Solitary Confinement of Juveniles Disproportionately Impacts LGBTQ Youth

While we know that the deck is stacked against young people growing up as LGBTQ in America, one issue that especially targets LGBTQ youth is the use of solitary confinement. A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundations’ Juvenile Detention...Show More Summary

More than 250 Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Organizations Condemn Anti-Trans Legislation

Today, a broad coalition of more than 250 sexual assault and domestic violence organizations, led by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, released a powerful statement calling for the end to theShow More Summary

Beijing’s Man in Bangkok: Wang Zhimin and the Thai-Chinese Soft Power Machine

Amorn Apithanakoon, known in Chinese as Wang Zhimin, is a Thai-Chinese businessman and pro-Beijing political operative in Bangkok. The CEO of one of Thailand’s biggest entertainment companies, Wang is also an officer in several Thai-Chinese “community organizations” that serve as political front groups for the Chinese government in Thailand. Show More Summary

10 Characteristics of Chinese diplomacy in the Xi Jinping era

Since Xi Jinping the became supreme leader of the People's Republic of China, the country’s foreign policy has shown greater proactivity and confidence, with more emphasis being placed on constructive engagement with international institutions. The post 10 Characteristics of Chinese diplomacy in the Xi Jinping era appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Asia-Pacific Trilateral Meeting: shaping a new regional strategy

On March 31, Washington hosted the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), gathering more than 50 leaders from all over the world. Despite the clear absence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Iran, the Obama Administration’s...Show More Summary

Why the EU should rebuff China’s MES ambitions

Granting the world's largest trading nation Market Economy Status (MES) is one of the thorniest issues in Europe right now, splitting the continent and dividing public opinion. Critics of awarding China this rather obscure World Trade...Show More Summary

Alabama House Committee Advances LGBT-Inclusive Hate Crimes Legislation

Today, HRC Alabama hailed the Alabama House Judiciary Committee’s 7-5 vote to advance H.B. 413 -- commonsense legislation that would add to the state’s hate crimes statute critical new protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Show More Summary

Alarming: The U.K. Warns Tourists About Anti-LGBT Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi

Today, HRC released the following statement after the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office warned its LGBT citizens of the risks of traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi, which have enacted anti-LGBT laws. The updated travel warning...Show More Summary

Torture Is Not the Answer

Too little, and much too late. CIA Director John Brennan this week declared that the CIA would refuse to engage in waterboarding in the future, even if ordered to do so. This was the latest in a recent string of … Please continue reading.

Don’t Let California Jumpstart Executions

Officials at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are doing everything they can to jumpstart executions after over a decade without them—and with the largest death row in the country, they could fast track dozens of cases for execution. That’s dozens … Please continue reading.

Federal Court: Trans Kids Can’t Be Kicked Out of the Restroom

A federal appeals court ruled squarely in favor of transgender people and equality. A federal appeals court weighed in yesterday in the nation’s ongoing conversation about restrooms and transgender people, ruling squarely in favor of transgender people and equality.  Gavin Grimm is a junior in high school in Gloucester, Virginia. Show More Summary

4 Ways Border Patrol Union’s Trump Endorsement Is Filled With Lies and Misinformation

The National Border Patrol Council claims it gets no support from Washington despite bigger budgets and more agents. Last month, the National Border Patrol Council — the union representing 16,500 of the Border Patrol’s 21,000 agentsShow More Summary

Target Affirms Trans-Inclusive Policies, Makes Powerful Statement During Surge of Anti-LGBT Bills

Yesterday, in response to the wave of anti-LGBT legislation sweeping our country -- including discriminatory bills aimed at barring transgender people from using restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity --...Show More Summary

HRC Joins Medical, HIV and LGBT Groups Challenging Missouri’s Criminal HIV Law

Today, the Center for HIV Law and Policy, a national leader on HIV policy development, filed an amicus brief on behalf of Michael Johnson, a former Missouri college student sentenced to more than 30 years for allegedly violating Missouri’s...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: April 20, 2016

HB2’S FUTURE CONTINUES TO LOOK GRIMM: The Fourth Circuit ruling in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board nullified one of the many discriminatory provisions in HB2 yesterday. Over 20 conferences and institutes are hightailing it out of the Tar Heel State, costing North Carolina millions. Show More Summary

HRC Joins Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition for Second Legal Name and Gender Clinic

Post submitted by Krystopher Stephens, Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition Board Member Earlier this month, HRC joined Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition's (ArTec) as a presenting sponsor for a legal clinic at the William H....Show More Summary

Is the U.S. State Department Understating Human Rights Abuses?

Following last week’s release of the 2016 Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Amnesty International USA conducted a review of the reports and offered an analysis of the reports. The annual, Congressionally-mandated reports are meant to highlight … Please continue reading.

Call It Out: Baseball’s Curt Schilling Posts Troubling Transphobic Post on Facebook

This week, ESPN baseball analyst Curt Shilling posted a disturbing and transphobic image and comment on his Facebook page, remarking on the recent legislation across the nation limiting transgender people’s access to bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Schilling's comment read: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. Show More Summary

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Durham Chamber of Commerce Urge Repeal of HB2

This week, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce urged North Carolina Governor Pay McCrory to repeal HB2, which removes the ability of people facing discrimination on any basis, includingShow More Summary

HRC Hails Historic Federal Court Decision Upholding Civil Rights Protections for Trans Students

HRC hailed today’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the U.S. Department of Education’s assertion that federal civil rights laws protect transgender students from discrimination. In a 2-1 decision, the court affirmed...Show More Summary

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