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SHAME: Donald Trump Endorses Gov. McCrory’s Vile HB2 Attacking LGBTQ People

HRC and Equality North Carolina slammed Donald Trump for endorsing HB2, the deeply discriminatory law targeting LGBTQ and other people across the state. Last night, during a campaign appearance in Raleigh, Colin Campbell of the News and Observer asked Trump again about his opinion of the hateful HB2 law. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: July 6, 2016

BREAKING: US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ASKS FEDERAL JUDGE TO STOP NC FROM ENFORCING DISCRIMINATORY HB2: The U.S. DOJ late yesterday filed a legal brief seeking to stop North Carolina from enforcing its anti-LGBTQ HB2 law, asserting thatShow More Summary

ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue Features LGBTQ Athletes

This week, two openly LGBTQ athletes will grace the pages of ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue -- duathlete Chris Mosier and retired Olympic diving superstar Greg Louganis, who has been living with HIV for nearly three decades. Mosier...Show More Summary

Venezuela Shortages: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

Venezuelans have been suffering from many hardships in recent months, including a plummeting economy, food shortages, and electricity rationing. The post Venezuela Shortages: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Dehydration, Kidney Infections: The Lives of Trans Teens

This post originally appeared in The Advocate By Lucas Segal, an Arkansas-based activist recently honored for his work to make school life better for trans youth like himself For me, going to school was a nightmare. I know, I know — many teenagers would probably say they can relate to that sentiment. Show More Summary

HRC Alabama Responds to Orlando Tragedy

Post submitted by HRC Alabama State Manager Eva Kendrick On Sunday, June 12, I woke up to the tragic news about the mass shooting Florida’s Pulse nightclub. The LGBTQ and allied community around the globe was devastated by this tragic, senseless act of hate and violence. Show More Summary

HRC Mississippi Closes Out LGBTQ Pride Month

Submitted by Harry Hawkins, HRC Mississippi Field Organizer This year, HRC Mississippi was proud to take part in the LGBTQ Pride Month. Following the surge of anti-LGBTQ legislation in Mississippi, including the discriminatory and hateful...Show More Summary

The Truth About Transgender Protections in the U.S.

Post submitted by Allison Turner, HRC Communications Assistant Across the country, anti-equality lawmakers have proposed more than 40 bills attacking transgender people from all angles -- bills that would strip transgender people ofShow More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: July 5, 2016

NC LAWMAKERS END SESSION WITHOUT REPEALING DEEPLY DISCRIMINATORY HB2: Ignoring the overwhelming chorus of North Carolinians, business leaders, fair-minded voices, and civil rights advocates, the North Carolina General Assembly shamefully adjourned this weekend without repealing the state’s deeply discriminatory HB2 law. Show More Summary

White House Hosts Dialogue on LGBTQ Rights Abroad

On June 29, HRC staff participated in the Obama White House’s final Pride event. The event brought together government officials, diplomats, activists and civil society leaders to discuss the human rights of LGBTQ people around the world. Show More Summary

Brexit: Will the EU Botch It Again?

Brexit presents a new challenge to the European Union, an organization already plagued by successive and compounding crises. The post Brexit: Will the EU Botch It Again? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

One Year On: Iran and the World

One year after the nuclear deal, how has the lifting of sanctions affected regional security after Iran’s return to the international scene? The post One Year On: Iran and the World appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

John McCain Blames ISIS on Obama

Senator McCain has blamed President Obama's Iraq policy for the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida. His argument doesn't stand scrutiny. The post John McCain Blames ISIS on Obama appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Attempts to Interfere with High Profile Trial in Guatemala

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action in response to the June 21 raid of Impunity Watch's office in Guatemala. Three armed men forced their way into the office and then blindfolded the organization's secretary and covered her mouth with duct tape before ransacking the files.

Security Context of Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa

Illegal wildlife trade is of immense value to criminal organizations and armed non-state actors such as al-Shabaab in Somalia. The post Security Context of Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs...

The Rojava Model

Inflicting a series of defeats on ISIS, Kurds have emerged from obscurity to become a major force in the Syrian conflict. The post The Rojava Model appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

HRC Honors Transgender Service Members this Fourth of July

As we mark America’s Independence Day today, we also celebrate another milestone in American history: The end of the ban on transgender Americans serving openly in our military. On Thursday, the Department of Defense finally dropped the ban, making the U.S. Show More Summary

The Simple Joy of the Soccer Ball

These UNICEF photos, from more than a dozen countries, show that the pleasure of the beautiful game is universal.

HRC Statement on Death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Today, Chad Griffin, President of HRC, released the following statement on the death of Elie Wiesel: “After surviving the unimaginable horrors of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel committed his life to stopping hate, violence and discrimination. Show More Summary

North Carolina Legislature Shamefully Adjourns Without Repealing the Deeply Discriminatory HB2 Law

Late last night, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned without repealing the state’s deeply discriminatory HB2 law that has sparked debate and outcry across the country. Lawmakers chose to ignore the overwhelming chorus of North...Show More Summary

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