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Approximately 2.2 Million LGBTQ Adults Struggle with Food Insecurity in the US

A new study by The Williams Institute found that one in four LGBTQ adults, approximately 2.2 million LGBTQ people, struggled to feed themselves or their families in the past year, compared to one in six non-LGBTQ adults. SNAP, whichShow More Summary

DOJ Releases Report Detailing Unlawful Conduct of Baltimore City Police Department

Today, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, released a report on its investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) that concludes there is “reasonable cause to believe that BPD engages in a pattern or...Show More Summary

Majority of D-1 NCAA Basketball Coaches Denounce North Carolina’s Discriminatory HB2

In a questionnaire for CBS Sports, a majority of D-1 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) coaches who responded agreed that the NCAA should ban future tournaments in North Carolina until HB2 is repealed. CBS Sports reporters...Show More Summary

These States Wanted to Keep Communities of Color From Voting, but the Courts Said No, That’s Discriminatory

State laws have stopped people of color from voting. Now courts are overturning the laws, in time for the November elections. We assume every American adult has a basic right: to vote. But state legislators in recent years have created barriers that limit that right. Show More Summary

While Slaughter in the Philippines Continues, President Obama is Notably Silent

Media reports indicate that in the Philippines number of people killed by the police could be as high as 400 to 800 in the last few weeks.

Belize’s Highest Court Decriminalizes Same-Sex Activity

Today, the highest court in Belize, a country in Central America issued a verdict that found the law criminalizing male same-sex sexual activity to be unconstitutional and ordered the law to be amended, a much-anticipated move hailed...Show More Summary

ICYMI: In New Poll, Majority of North Carolinians Say HB2 is Harming the State

Today, the Human Rights Campaign released the following statement in response to a new poll released by Public Policy Polling showing an overwhelming 58 percent majority of North Carolinians believe that the discriminatory HB2 law is hurting their state’s economy and reputation. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: August 10, 2016

BREAKING: TROUBLE FOR NC GOV. MCCRORY, HB2 IN NORTH CAROLINA: A Public Policy Poll released today shows that deeply discriminatory HB2 law attacking transgender North Carolinians, continues to damage Gov. Pat McCrory and the state’s economy. Show More Summary

Refugee Olympic Team: Yusra Mardini's Story

The 18-year-old swimmer fled Syria last year. Experiences of tremendous hardship lend power to her performance at the Rio Games.

Winning Jobs Not Jails in Alameda County: #Roots2Liberation

Winning Jobs Not Jails in Alameda County: #Roots2Liberation Anonymous | August 09, 2016 This post is part of our #Roots2Liberation blog series highlighting our history and our vision for the future, leading up to our celebration of our 20th anniversary on Thursday, September 8th in downtown Oakland. Show More Summary

HRC Blasts Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for Courting Anti-LGBTQ Activists in Florida

Today, HRC slammed Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for announcing they will campaign with anti-LGBTQ activists in Orlando on Thursday. “Just when you think Donald Trump and Marco Rubio couldn’t go any lower, they announce plans to court anti-LGBTQ activists in Orlando. Show More Summary

Poll: Majority of Young Adults in America Support Pro-LGBTQ Policies

Results of a new GenForward survey show overwhelming support among young adults for policies benefiting LGBTQ people in employment, health care, adoption, and more. Conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: August 9, 2016

ALA. JUSTICE ROY MOORE TO FACE ETHICS TRIAL: At a hearing yesterday, a state judicial panel refused to dismiss ethics complaints against disgraced, notoriously anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The case will go...Show More Summary

We’re Better Off Than When Clint Eastwood Was a Kid

This post originally appeared on The Advocate. Last week, Clint Eastwood dove into the 2016 election with a defense of Donald Trump’s hateful campaign and positions. In an interview with Esquire, Eastwood admitted that Trump has said...Show More Summary

Study: Many Young Transgender Clinic Patients are Adopted

A study at Boston Children's Hospital's Gender Management Service clinic found that a large proportion of transgender children at the clinic were raised in adoptive families. “They combed through patient records and found that 8.2 percent...Show More Summary

Unlimited Courage: During Olympics, Nike Releases Ad Featuring Transgender Athlete Chris Mosier

Today, Nike released a groundbreaking ad featuring Chris Mosier, a transgender duathlete, who was chosen for Team USA for the 2016 World Championship. The ad will air on NBC during the Olympics. Mosier is the first transgender athlete to qualify for a U.S. Show More Summary

Details Abound in Drone ‘Playbook’ — Except for the Ones That Really Matter Most

The document makes clear how normalized the killing of terrorism suspects far from any battlefields has become. In response to a court order in an ACLU lawsuit, the government late Friday evening (as is its wont) released five documents relating to its process for nominating terrorism suspects for kill or capture. Show More Summary

An Impolitic Situation: When Rights Disappear

A discussion of our work to protect freedoms where they've been surprisingly void - political events. A version of this article originally appeared in STAND Magazine, a publication for ACLU members and supporters. For months, political...Show More Summary

Journal Article Guides Pharmacists Caring for Transgender Patients

The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy recently published an article encouraging pharmacists to play “an active role in the care of transgender individuals.” The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy is the official journal...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Living Openly and Authentically as an LGBTQ Athlete

Post submitted with contributions from Katherine Burns While there are a record number of out athletes competing in the Olympic Games this summer, LGBTQ athletes continue to face discrimination throughout a variety of sports. An international...Show More Summary

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