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Ahead of Congressional Forum on Violence Against Transgender People, HRC & TPOCC Release Report

Human Rights Campaign and the Trans People of Color Coalition issue call to action in response to violent deaths of transgender people

Jennifer Lawrence Takes Aim at Kim Davis

Actress and Kentucky native Jennifer Lawrence took a stand against anti-LGBT county clerk Kim Davis in an interview for Vogue.

After Years of Opposition, Florida Reverend Announces Support for Non-Discrimination Ordinance

After opposing a non-discrimination ordinance in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012, Rev. R.L. Gundy announced his support for non-discrimination protections for Jacksonville’s LGBT community in housing, public accommodations and employment.

Utah Adoption Case Highlights Need for the Equality Act

Today, HRC responded to reports that a juvenile court judge in Utah has ordered a child removed from the home of her married foster parents because they are a same-sex couple.

Our Child is a Girl

The mother of a transgender student in the national spotlight speaks up. The ACLU of Illinois represents the family of a female student denied access to the locker room at her high school because she is transgender. Recently the U.S....Show More Summary

GailForce: Cyber Issues

Since 2013, cyber has been ranked ahead of terrorism and named the #1 security threat to the U.S. The understanding of, and bridging of this gap is one of the major issues facing this nation and the rest of the world today.

Boston Red Sox Announce Support for Transgender Equality in the Bay State

This week, the Boston Red Sox endorsed two bills in the Massachusetts House and Senate that would protect transgender people from discrimination in public spaces.

U.S. Embassy in Mozambique Highlights HRC Global

At a special event at the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique, HRC spoke to international organizations regarding the civil and human rights landscape for LGBT people in the United States.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: November 12, 2015

Utah Judge orders child removed from same-sex parents; New study shows same-sex weddings create huge economic impact; Uproar in Mormon Church over Baptism ban; And more.

In A Historic Step, Ukraine Passes Legal Protections for Nation’s LGBT Citizens

HRC hailed the passage of significant nondiscrimination legislation in the Ukrainian Parliament that will provide needed workplace protections for LGBT citizens and others throughout the country.

HRC Partners with LGBT Advocates in Mozambique

This past week, HRC was privileged to work with LGBT advocates in Mozambique on strengthening their skills as leading advocates in their country.

My sister Rania is missing in Syria

I first realized that something was wrong when I couldn't get hold of Rania. I had been calling my sister's house phone and mobile for several days with no answer. I later discovered that a group of armed men from the Military Intelligence had come to my sister’s house on 9 March and arrested her husband, Abdulrahman, without giving any reason.

Despite Safety Concerns, LGBT Ugandans Flee to Kenya

An increasing number of LGBT Ugandans who face violence and persecution in their country have been fleeing to Kenya.

HRC to Honor Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20

On Friday, November 20, HRC will join people around the globe to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).

National Urban League Supports Equality Act

National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial joined HRC in celebrating the White House’s support for the Equality Act earlier this week.

HRC Alabama Announces Inaugural Business Summit to Promote LGBT Workplace Inclusion

Gathering will focus on why LGBT-friendly workplace practices can improve competitiveness, the bottom line, and the state’s economic prospects

What Is It Called When Bosses Use Their Religious Beliefs to Block Employees’ Insurance Coverage for Contraception?

SCOTUS will review challenges to the ACA’s contraception benefit, and there is a lot at stake for women’s equality. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear several challenges to the federal law that requires health plans to cover contraception. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why It’s Time to Get Serious About Banning ‘Killer Robots’

By Rasha Abdul Rahim, Advocate/Adviser on Arms Control, Security Trade & Human Rights at Amnesty International Governments are meeting today in Geneva to discuss what to do about “Killer Robots”. Amnesty International is calling for the creation of a formal negotiation … Please continue reading.

Algeria’s Role in Europe’s Migrant Crisis

NATO's cooperation with Algeria offers potential in combating international human trafficking networks. Reviving the ‘regional NATO’ plan for a joint military organization of Saharan states would allow governments to better disrupt the routes used to transport many migrants to the Mediterranean coast.

Adoptions from Abroad: Article 8 Fails to Assist

SM (Algeria) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section [2015] EWCA Civ 1109 A child (SM) who was adopted in Algeria by a French couple living in the UK was refused an application for a right of entry as a family member. Having been overturned in the Upper Tribunal, the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) successfully […]

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