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North Carolinians Lobby for Repeal of HB2 at Equality NC’s Day of Advocacy in Raleigh

Nearly 75 North Carolina residents descended on the North Carolina General Assembly yesterday to join Equality NC and HRC for the annual Equality NC Day of Advocacy in Raleigh. The day was an opportunity for people to partake in trainings...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Threatens to Rescind Obama Administration’s Directives Supporting Transgender Community

In an interview with The Washington Post, Donald Trump said that if elected president he would rescind the Obama Administration’s historic directives protecting transgender people from discrimination, and instead force the LGBT community...Show More Summary

One Year Later: We Still Don’t Know How Many Shot by Police

When the federal government gives out federal dollars, law enforcement has to hand over the data. One year ago today, the White House released The Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing – 116 pages of recommendations...Show More Summary

Renowned Physicist in Danger of Dying if Returned to Prison in Iran

It didn’t have to be this way. A promising young physicist, beloved by his colleagues, lies in a hospital bed with just one kidney left. The other was removed because cancer had spread to the point where it was no longer salvageable. … Please continue reading.

Historic Confirmation As Eric Fanning Becomes First Openly-Gay Secretary of the U.S. Army

Today HRC praised the Senate for confirming Eric Fanning to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Army. Fanning is the first openly-gay leader of a U.S. military service, and is now the highest-ranking, Senate-confirmed openly-LGBT appointed...Show More Summary

Mexico’s President Proposes Nationwide Marriage Equality on IDAHOT

Today, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto submitted an official proposal to Congress which would allow nationwide marriage equality in Mexico. President Nieto announced on Twitter his support for “the right to get married without any...Show More Summary

Let’s Honor Love, Commitment and “Til Death Do Us Part”

“Til death do us part” are some of the most sacred words in marriage vows - the commitment to love and honor another through the good and the bad of a full life. And so it is no surprise that some of the most personal and poignant decisions...Show More Summary

HRC Praises Tenure of Outgoing AIDS United CEO Michael Kaplan

Yesterday, Robert "Bobby" Hilliard, Jr. MD, Chair of the AIDS United Board of Trustees, announced that AIDS United President & CEO Michael Kaplan would be stepping down from his role at the end of next month. AIDS United works to end the HIV & AIDS epidemic in the U.S. Show More Summary

HRC Marks IDAHOT With Video Series Highlighting Work of Global LGBTQ Advocates

Today, HRC marks the 12th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) with the launch of a video series highlighting global innovators in the fight for LGBTQ equality. To mark IDAHOT, HRC Global isShow More Summary

Washington Mystics’ Stefanie Dolson Comes Out

Former University of Connecticut women’s basketball standout and current All-Star center forward for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics Stefanie Dolson came out in a soon-to-be-published issue of ESPN The Magazine. Dolson, who wrote a piece...Show More Summary

Words Matter.

Growing up, many of us heard the term “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” This could not be farther from the truth. When talking about sexual orientation and gender identity, the words we choose and how...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: May 17, 2016

“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT KIDS” - PRESIDENT OBAMA GIVES PASSIONATE ARGUMENT FOR PROTECTING TRANSGENDER STUDENTS: In his first public comments since his administration issued guidance ensuring that transgender students are treated with respect...Show More Summary

Sir Elton John Condemns North Carolina’s HB2; Highlights Governor’s Ignorance of Transgender Issues

In a powerful op-ed in The Hill, Sir Elton John condemned North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 and criticized Governor Pat McCrory’s ignorance on transgender issues. “North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has doubled down on his support for H.B. Show More Summary

HRC Joins Logo, U.N. Free & Equal Campaign in Recognizing Resilient LGBTI Activists Around the World

In recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17, the Human Rights Campaign joins Logo and the United Nations Free & Equality Campaign in highlighting the resilience of activists across...Show More Summary

IDAHOT 2016: LGBT Human Rights Around The World

Today, May 17, Amnesty International celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. This IDAHOT, Amnesty International condemns the ongoing discrimination, violence, and denial of fundamental human rights faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. … Please continue reading.

European Union Criticizes Anti-LGBT Laws in North Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi

In a statement released last week, the European Union (EU) blasted anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi. The statement reads: “The recently adopted laws including in the states of Mississippi, North Carolina and...Show More Summary

Clone of How UNICEF Sent Akriti Back to School After the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

When severe malnutrition threatened Akriti, UNICEF offered her lifesaving treatment; now she’s back in the classroom.

Infographic: 1.5 Million Kids Don't Get the Vaccines They Need. Why?

Millions of children all over the world aren't getting the vaccines they need. Why?

HRC Releases 2015 Global Equality Report in Advance of IDAHOT

Today, HRC Global launched the third edition of its annual Equality Rising: 2015 Global Equality Report to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The groundbreaking report provides a broad...Show More Summary

HRC and Muslims for Progressive Values Host Special Performance and Workshop

This weekend, HRC Foundation and Muslims for Progressive Values will host a special workshop and performance of “Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love.” On Saturday, May 21, Tern and Wazina Zondon will perform the play, which captures...Show More Summary

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