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Gov. Brownback’s Appointment Would Promote Discrimination, Not Religious Freedom

President Trump nominated Kansas Governor and staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback to serve as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. According to the State Department website, the office is tasked with promoting religious freedom as a key objective of U.S. Show More Summary

HRC Makes a Splash in Arkansas

Post submitted by James K Rector, HRC Arkansas Field Organizer Last month, HRC Arkansas hosted its second Annual HRC Pool Party at the home of Jeffrey Williams and Taylor Jacks. Attendees enjoyed music, drinks, snacks, games and networking...Show More Summary

Legion of Retired Generals and Admirals Condemn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

In a clear repudiation of the President’s harmful and ill-conceived Twitter policy-making, 56 retired Generals and Admirals released a joint statement warning President Trump’s transgender military ban would degrade military readiness. According...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 1, 2017

DAD OF TRANS DAUGHTER RESPONDS TO RADIO TALK SHOW’S VIOLENT, ANTI-TRANSGENDER LANGUAGE: After a nationally-syndicated radio talk show posted a video denigrating and devaluing the lives of Black transgender women, JR Ford (@MrJRFord),...Show More Summary

Breastfeeding Gives Children Everywhere a Healthy Start in Life

UNICEF and partners offer nursing mothers around the world the support they need to help their babies thrive.

Redefining Safety

Redefining Safety Norma | July 31, 2017 As a Black woman, I feel that the idea of safety as it stands now is merely that, an idea—some abstract concept that we know to be true but is somehow just beyond our tangible reach. It is something we struggle to obtain all the while knowing that within our current paradigm of racial... Read more

The Importance of Intersectionality: Minority Mental Health and Foster Care

Since 2008, July has been designated Minority Mental Health Month, bringing awareness to the mental health experiences of minority and marginalized communities. HRC is committed to promoting racial and ethnic diversity within the LGBTQ...Show More Summary

Preventing the Summer Slide with Welcoming Schools

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant Elementary educators and caregivers of elementary-aged children are all too familiar with the phenomenon of the “summer slide.” The term describes the decline in academic achievement many students experience over the summer months. Show More Summary

This Father of a Trans Daughter Responds to Hateful Breakfast Club Comments

Post submitted by JR Ford This past weekend, I watched in horror and disgust a viral video posted by a nationally-syndicated radio talk show denigrating and devaluing the lives of Black transgender women. I am a black cis-gender manShow More Summary

Amal and George Clooney Team Up with UNICEF to Help Refugees

The high-wattage human rights activist couple is helping displaced Syrian kids get back to school.

Athletes Respond to Anti-Transgender Bill in Texas

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HRC Submits Public Comment Regarding National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants

Last week, HRC submitted a public comment in response to the Administration on Community Living's (ACL) proposed revisions to the 2017 National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP). ACL, an office within the Department...Show More Summary

“We Are Stronger Together”: Fighting Injustice Takes a United Front

Under an administration intent to divide and conquer, it can be difficult to find the strength and solidarity to resist hate. But six inspiring Americans, each with their own unique story and reason to speak out, have combined theirShow More Summary

Donald Trump’s Talk to Police Officers Was Police-State Authoritarianism Distilled to Its Essence

The president wants to return to the unconstitutional, ineffective policing that has eviscerated community-police relations. “ …and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon — you just see them thrown in, rough — I said, please don’t be too nice. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 31, 2017

MARINE DISCHARGED UNDER DADT -- “JOIN ME IN STANDING UP TO THIS DISGRACEFUL ASSAULT ON OUR FELLOW SERVICE MEMBERS”: Following President Donald Trump’s dangerous and unpatriotic move to reinstate a ban on qualified transgender peopleShow More Summary

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Mark Herring for Re-election as Virginia Attorney General

HRC announced that the Public Policy Committee of HRC’s Board of Directors has voted to endorse Virginia’s Attorney General Mark R. Herring in his bid for re-election. With an estimated 185,366 eligible LGBTQ voters and hundreds of thousands...Show More Summary

Tomorrow Ohio Plans to Restart Executions With Drugs Known to Torture

Ohio’s death penalty has failed on all accounts. We must not bring it back. Update: The state of Ohio executed Ronald Phillips at 10:43 AM ET on July 26, 2017. After a three-and-a-half year moratorium, Ohio is poised to start executions again with the killing of Ronald Phillips by lethal injection on July 26. Show More Summary

CIA Torture Psychologists Compare Themselves to Nazi Poison Gas Manufacturer as Defense

As we know from Nuremberg, contractors are accountable when they provide unlawful means for and profit from war crimes. As the recently departed White House press secretary demonstrated earlier this year, making comparisons to the Nazi regime’s murderous use of poison gas is rarely a good idea. Show More Summary

A Familiar Form of Discrimination

This piece originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report and was authored by Stephen Peters, HRC National Press Secretary. It was with a familiar sickness of heart that I watched as President Donald Trump launched an all-out assault...Show More Summary

#HRCTwitterTakeover with Laila Ireland

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