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HRC Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Today, HRC responded to the mass shooting in Las Vegas where at least 58 people have been killed and 515 injured. HRC President Chad Griffin said: “After Newtown, our nation called for action. After Tucson, Virginia Tech, Aurora, San Bernardino, Charleston, and Alexandria, we called for action. Show More Summary

Get Involved With the Fight to Restore America’s Voting Rights

The four most common barriers to voting and how to tear them down. After President Obama’s election in 2008, some state legislatures responded to the increased turnout among young people and people of color by attempting to curb voting...Show More Summary

HRC Honors #LGBTQHistoryMonth

Today marks the beginning of LGBTQ History Month -- a time for us celebrate the pioneers and courageous advocates who have led us in our quest toward equality, and recognize the many victories and struggles that make our community what...Show More Summary

HRC Responds to Price’s Early Take Off

Today, HRC issued the following statement following the resignation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: “We are glad Tom Price resigned because he jeopardized the health and well being of LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities,” said David Stacy, HRC Director of Government Affairs. Show More Summary

Medicaid Will Now Cover Abortion for Low-Income Women in Illinois. Take That, Hyde!

Illinois made history yesterday as the first state in decades to lift Medicaid’s restriction on abortion coverage. Something happened yesterday. Something that may seem like a fairy tale in the current political moment. A Republican governor signed a bill to lift bans on insurance coverage for abortion for low-income women enrolled in Medicaid. Show More Summary

The Many Problems With the Trump Administration’s Plan to Hold on to Some Immigrants’ Social Media Posts

The policy is another part of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a public notice that, among other things, indicates the department has expanded the records it retains in immigrants’ files...Show More Summary

How Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Turned Kids into Global Citizens

The son of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF founders Clyde and Mary Emma Allison tells how the legendary campaign was born, and how it lives on.

"I Won't Sit on the Sidelines"

A daughter of the Caribbean recalls Hurricane Hugo — and vows to do all she can to help those devastated by this year's devastating storms.

Letter from Puerto Rico After the Storm

For my generation, hurricane season was nothing more than an excuse to miss school for a couple of days. Then Hurricane Maria hit.

HRC Endorses Kyrsten Sinema for U.S. Senate

Today, HRC announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) for U.S. Senate. “Kyrsten Sinema is a fighter and a trailblazer who has spent her career advancing the rights of the LGBTQ community,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Show More Summary

HRC Calls on Missouri Attorney General To Oversee Investigation into Murder of Trans Teenager

HRC released a letter calling on Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to oversee the investigation into the brutal murder of Ally Steinfeld. HRC called on the attorney general to take action due to statements by Missouri’s Texas County Sheriff James Sigman and prosecutor Parke Stevens Jr. Show More Summary

The Cold Case of an LGBTQ Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

The Stonewall riots were a pivotal act of resistance for the LGBTQ community — and right in the thick of it was Marsha P. Johnson, “The Rosa Parks of the LGBTQ Movement.” While some reports indicate that Johnson threw the first brick that led to the uprising, there’s no disputing her role in the fight for equality. Show More Summary

HRC Makes Special Cameo in “Will & Grace” Premiere, Show Charges Back to Lead Role in LGBTQ Equality

Last night, HRC was honored to be a part of the return of “Will & Grace.” Our logo, which has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ Americans, was proudly displayed in Will’s apartment in the latest episode. The...Show More Summary

I Was an ACLU Legal Observer During the St. Louis Protests. Here’s What I Saw.

Protests will keep going as long as unconstitutional violations by the police persist ST. LOUIS — Over the last week, I have been on the streets of St. Louis monitoring the police crackdown on protests sparked by the acquittal of Officer Jason Stockley on charges he murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet September 29, 2017

DIDJA CATCH WILL & GRACE LAST NIGHT?: Last night, millions celebrated the long anticipated return of NBC’s Will & Grace. The show has not only been a staple of LGBTQ culture -- it’s also helped change American culture since it first aired in the fall of 1998. Show More Summary

CDC Confirms That Viral Suppression Prevents HIV Transmission

Post submitted by Peter Cruz, HRC Associate Director of the HIV and Health Equity Program In a statement released on National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that persons...Show More Summary

The State of Wyoming Is Adding Insult to Women’s Injuries by Defending Male-Only Bootcamps

In Wyoming, only men can access a program that can reduce their time in prison, and the state sees nothing wrong with that. In 1987, the Wyoming Legislature created a program to help young criminal offenders quickly see the error ofShow More Summary

A Week After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Is Struggling to Survive

Power is out, food and water are in short supply. UNICEF USA is mobilizing to help 3.4 million Puerto Ricans in their darkest hour.

SUCCEED Act Falls Short of Helping Dreamers

On Monday, September 25, three Senate Republicans introduced the SUCCEED Act (S.1852), a bill that would create a pathway to legalization for so-called “Dreamers,” which falls short in protecting this vulnerable population in a number of ways. Dreamers are undocumented young people who were brought to the U.S. Show More Summary

Battle for Equality is Far From Over in Anchorage

HRC is on the ground in Anchorage, Alaska, where existing vital protections for the city’s LGBTQ community could be taken away. On April 3, 2018, voters will be asked to weigh in on Proposition One, a dangerous proposition that would...Show More Summary

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