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(1) The return of Mass Atrocity Mondays, now live at Justice in Conflict. This month’s atrocity is the 2005 Andijan Massacre, and I’m taking requests for future posts. (2) Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski is giving a talk here at… Continue Reading ?

GOP Frontrunners Close Out Iowa with Fresh Attacks on LGBT People

Whichever GOP candidate emerges as the winner of tonight’s Iowa caucuses, they spell danger for LGBT equality. In the final days of the race for Iowa, each of the GOP frontrunners -- Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio -- have launched...Show More Summary

2016 Legislative Session Begins in Alabama

While 2015 was a historic year for LGBT equality, much remains at stake for our community in Alabama. In Alabama, there are no explicit state or local laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing or business...Show More Summary

HRC Closely Tracking Anti-LGBT Legislation in Mississippi

With 37 state legislatures in session around the country, HRC is hard at work, tracking150 anti-LGBT bills in 30 states. Unfortunately, Mississippi is one of ?the states HRC has an eye on. Last week, Senate Bill 2093 was introduced.Show More Summary

Multi-Award Winning Singer and Songwriter Kesha to be Honored at HRC Nashville Equality Dinner

Today, HRC announced that multi-award winning singer, songwriter and rapper Kesha will be honored at the 21st Annual HRC Nashville Equality Dinner on Saturday, March 5, 2016, with HRC Nashville’s Visibility Award. The award will be presented...Show More Summary

Clone of Team Vaccine: It Can Take a Village to Immunize One Child

Parents, vaccinators, volunteers and disease survivors can all play a role in the final stage of a vaccine's journey.

Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids

A simple desk can help students in Africa rise up and learn.

When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror

Muslim bodies have been detained, extradited, tortured, and unlawfully killed. Muslim lives have been drowned in a sea of policy and rhetoric that justifies the loss of lives as “collateral damage” in the name of protecting U.S. security.

What’s at Stake During Tonight’s Republican Caucus in Iowa

Tonight, Iowa Republicans will caucus for their choice in GOP presidential candidates. While our country has come a long way on LGBT equality in the last seven years, we face tremendous challenges ahead -- and we need a strong champion...Show More Summary

As Support for Inclusive HRO Grows, Jacksonville Mayor Bans Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

Amidst growing bipartisan support for an LGBT inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (HRO), Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced plans to ban discrimination against LGBT employees and contractors. Last week, Curry announced plans to require...Show More Summary

UNICEF Yemen Representative Julien

Since last March, nearly 10 million children in Yemen have been caught in a deadly conflict that shows no sign of letting up.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 1, 2016

IOWA CAUCUSES -- GOP FRONTRUNNERS ATTACK LGBT EQUALITY IN FINAL PUSH: Whichever GOP candidate emerges as the winner of tonight’s Iowa caucuses, it spells danger for LGBT equality. In the final days leading up to the Iowa caucuses, the GOP frontrunners launched fresh attacks on LGBT people in a last-ditch effort to score conservative cred. Show More Summary

Weekly Risk Outlook

Iowa Caucuses open. Argentina to introduce settlement offer. U.S. economy slows. Nations of TPP sign pact. Peace efforts in Syria continue. All in this Week's Risk Outlook. The post Weekly Risk Outlook appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Virginia Senate Passes Pro-Equality Legislation

On Friday, the Virginia Senate passed two landmark pieces of non-discrimination legislation that now advance to the Virginia House of Delegates. Senate Bill 12 would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in state and local government employment. Show More Summary

Screen Actors Guild Celebrates LGBT Community at Annual Award Show

The LGBT and allied community had much to celebrate at the 22 nd Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday night. Jeffrey Tambor won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as a transgender woman...Show More Summary

2016 Legislative Preview: 37 Legislatures in Session, Four More Convene this Week

As we mark the fifth week of the 2016 legislative session, 37 state legislatures are currently in session. Four more begin this week: Oklahoma, Alabama, Oregon and Connecticut. More than 115 anti-LGBT bills were introduced in 2015, many of which have been held over to 2016. Show More Summary

Call for Submissions: The Young Human Rights Lawyer Journal

The Young Lawyers’ Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association is calling for submission for the 2016 Edition of The Young Human Rights Lawyer Journal. The first edition of the The Young Human Rights Lawyer was published in October 2015 and is available here.The Journal contains a foreword by Lord Pannick QC on the possible […]

GOP Frontrunner Donald Trump Vows to Undo Nationwide Marriage Equality

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump today pledged that, if elected, he would appoint justices who would reverse the landmark Supreme Court decision establishing marriage equality nationwide. "It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m...Show More Summary

Heterosexual Civil Partnership Refusal Not A Human Rights Breach

Steinfeld & Anor v The Secretary of State for Education [2016] EWHC 128 (Admin) – Read judgment The High Court has ruled in the case of Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education, a human rights challenge to the law of Civil Partnerships. Mrs Justice Andrews ruled that the current law does not breach the human […]

HRC Mourns Death of Monica Loera

Monica Loera, a 43-year-old transgender woman, was fatally shot on her doorstep Jan. 22 in Austin, Texas, tragically becoming the first known transgender victim of homicide in the United States in 2016. As reported by Nina Hernandez,...Show More Summary

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