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EEOC Takes Important Step to Protect Transgender Employees

Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took another important step in protecting transgender employees in the workplace.

Missouri House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill which Criminalizes People Living with HIV

On Tuesday, the Missouri House Committee on Civil and Criminal Proceedings held a hearing on HB 1181.

New National Poll Shows Americans Still Reject LGBT Discrimination

A new poll released by Reuters/Ipsos today is the latest to show that voters reject so-called Indiana-style “Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA) bills.

NOT the Onion. Florida Bill Would Allow Discrimination Against Republicans

Bill goes beyond Indiana’s anti-LGBT bill because it endorses taxpayer-funded discrimination based on religious and political beliefs.

Police Chief: Surveillance Cameras Don’t Help Fight Crime

Last month, the police chief of Lincoln, Nebraska announced that the security cameras watching over the city’s downtown bar scene have not proven effective in his department’s efforts to stem criminal activity. Police Chief Jim Peschong...Show More Summary

#RefuseToRepeat: Brooklyn Resident Sets Out to Raise $100,000 for LGBT Equality

As the wave of anti-LGBT legislation throughout the United States continues to swell, some have taken it upon themselves to fight back.

Colorado Senate Committee to Hear Anti-Conversion Therapy Bill

Yesterday, the Colorado Senate Committee on State, Veterans, and Military Affairs held a hearing on HB 1175, an anti-conversion therapy bill.

National Child Welfare Organizations Affirm Support of LGBT Parenting and Adoption

Today, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and Voice for Adoption (VFA) released a joint statement supporting LGBT parents, and affirming that they are as capable of raising children as non-LGBT couples and individuals.

Sylvan Esso Rocks for Equality and the Human Rights Campaign

American indie pop duo Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso are lending their star power to HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign.

Florida Politicians Want to Pass an Adoption Discrimination Bill That Could Have Denied Me My Perfect Family

My name is Anthony. I’m 16 and I live in Clearwater, Florida, with my moms and three siblings. I was adopted by my parents when I was 13 years old after having spent four years in foster care. I heard about the bill that the FloridaShow More Summary

List of Anti-LGBT Legislation Across Nation Tops 100

The wave of anti-LGBT bills that have been filed by state legislators across the country continues to grow.

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Tackles Discrimination; Will be Honored by HRC with Visibility Award

HRC is proud to announce that WNBA star Brittney Griner will be awarded with HRC's Visibility Award this Saturday at HRC's Houston Gala.

Hawaii State Legislature Advances Pro-Equality Bills

This week, two pro-LGBT bills in Hawaii will be one step closer to becoming law.

Amnesty International: Syria reacts to ISIS takeover of Palestinian refugee camp by attacking civilians with barrel bombs

#Syria regime reacts to ISIS takeover of Palestinian camp by hitting civilians w barrel bombs https://t.co/BbpThEWKH2 pic.twitter.com/fiqV2S6zoz — Borzou Daragahi (@borzou) April 8, 2015

Should he live or should he die?

#Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 charges for the #BostonMarathon bombing. Faces the death penalty in trial's next phase. http://t.co/7fmYqff55H — Newsweek (@Newsweek) April 8, 2015 Now that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30...Show More Summary

Obama Calls for End to Dangerous Practice of Conversion Therapy

Tonight the Obama Administration threw its weight behind the movement to halt the harmful, widely debunked practice of conversion therapy.

RightsInfo UPDATE… how to get to the launch party and other news

Just a quick update on RightsInfo, my new human rights information project. As you can see, we now have a logo. The design is a clue to the look and feel of the site – all will be revealed when we launch on Tuesday 21 April.  RightsInfo will provide clear, reliable and beautiful human rights information to […]

Florida Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Enabling Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination Dangerously Close To Passing

The anti-LGBT bill would enshrine discrimination rights into Florida law by allowing any private adoption agency -- both secular and religious, and including agencies that receive taxpayer dollars -- to discriminate against prospective parents based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as on family status, and religious or political beliefs.

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