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Legislation Targeting Transgender Students Pulled in South Dakota

Early Tuesday morning, state lawmakers in South Dakota pulled a dangerous bill that specifically targeted transgender students. Similar to legislation vetoed last year by Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard, Senate Bill (SB) 115 would have prohibited transgender students from using school facilities consistent with their gender identity. Show More Summary

United Nations Independent Expert Consults with Civil Society

Post submitted by Jean Freedberg, Deputy Director, HRC Global As one of his first actions since taking up his mandate as the United Nations (UN) Independent Expert for Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation...Show More Summary

Gambia Offers Hope for African Democracy

Gambians ousted Yahya Jammeh in an open election after 23 years of authoritarian rule. Many are hoping this is a signal that the days of other long-ruling African dictators could be numbered. The post Gambia Offers Hope for African Democracy appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

HRC Marks Black History Month With Our Eyes on Justice

As we mark the start of Black History Month, HRC honors all of the Black LGBTQ and allied trailblazers who have helped us in our fight for justice and equality for all. It is artists like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Tarell Alvin McCraney...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 1, 2017

GORSUCH’S LONG AND TROUBLING RECORD OPPOSING CIVIL RIGHTS SPURS HRC OPPOSITION: Last night, in an extraordinary first for the organization, HRC opposed a U.S. Supreme Court nominee prior to their confirmation hearing. Shortly after President...Show More Summary

HRC - Planned Parenthood Study Explores LGBTQ Teens’ Health Education Needs

A new Planned Parenthood study, conducted in partnership with HRC and published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that LGBTQ youth often turn to the internet for health information and that many don’t get the relevant, accurate facts they need. Show More Summary

HRC and Williams-Sonoma Inc. Partner to Create “Love Is Love” Mug in Support of LGBTQ Equality

HRC is proud to join forces with the Williams-Sonoma family of brands on a unique “Love Is Love” mug that will help advance efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ people. Half of the proceeds from the sale of the mug -- available...Show More Summary

WATCH: UNICEF USA's CEO on Why 28 Million Children Need Your Help Now

Caryl M. Stern explains how children worldwide are under direct attack—with their lives, hopes and futures hanging in the balance.

Five Ways Neil Gorsuch Spoke Out Against Equality

Earlier tonight, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. Gorsuch has a long and troubling career opposing civil rights, including for LGBTQ people. Given this record, HRC has taken theShow More Summary

HRC Opposes the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Today, HRC announced its opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Never in the history of our movement have we had more at stake as a community, or as a country,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Show More Summary

Discrimination Under the Guise of ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Still Discrimination, President Trump

President Trump’s anti-LGBT agenda is still taking shape, and we’re staying vigilant. Following press reports that the White House was considering issuing an executive order that would roll back and undermine nondiscrimination protections...Show More Summary

The ‘Shia Crescent’ and Middle East Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia and Iran project influence using their interpretations of Islam and the politicization of sectarian identities as instruments of foreign policy. The post The ‘Shia Crescent’ and Middle East Geopolitics appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

HRC Holds Press Conference On Trump’s Potential ‘License To Discriminate’ Anti-LGBTQ E.O.

Earlier today, HRC and other civil rights leaders held a press conference to discuss a potential Trump executive order that could extend a broad license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. HRC and a broad coalition of other advocates...Show More Summary

HRC Arkansas Rallies for Reproductive Rights

Post submitted by James K Rector, HRC Arkansas Field Organizer More than 700 participants rallied at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock on Saturday in support of reproductive rights. HRC was proud to sponsor the event, joining...Show More Summary

ACLU Vence Las Políticas Discriminatorias de Trump En Su Primera Semana Como Presidente

Un juez federal paró la prohibición migratoria musulmana de Trump a petición de ACLU. Hoy es un día extraordinario. Cuando Donald Trump fue electo presidente, prometimos que si él trataba de implementar políticas inconstitucionales y anti-americanas, lo llevaríamos a los tribunales. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 31, 2017

HRC AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON TRUMP’S POSSIBLE ‘LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE’ ANTI-LGBTQ EXECUTIVE ORDER: Today, HRC and other civil rights leaders will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss a potential Trump executive order that could extend a broad license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Show More Summary

North Korea’s ICBM Threat and the Trump Administration

Pyongyang could decide to conduct a new ballistic test in the early weeks of the new administration to gauge President Trump's response. The post North Korea’s ICBM Threat and the Trump Administration appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

"Sharing Human Stories Is What We Do Best"

The Refuge Project by Magna Carta features heartbreaking accounts of loss from the front lines of the European refugee crisis.

Watch: The Needs of Refugees Have Never Been Greater — Caryl M. Stern

Our President and CEO on the refugee crisis — 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict. We must see them as CHILDREN FIRST.

HRC Responds to White House Comments Following Leaks of Impending Anti-LGBTQ Executive Order

Today, HRC responded to a White House statement distancing the Trump Administration from leaks about yet another discriminatory executive action, this time targeting the LGBTQ community. After media outlets reported Donald Trump wasShow More Summary

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