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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 2, 2017

HRC PROCLAIMS -- JUNE 2017 IS #UniteResistEnlist MONTH: In light of Trump’s failure to proclaim June as Pride Month (despite an eight-year precedent -- #ThanksObama), HRC issued its own proclamation. WHEREAS, Donald Trump has launched...Show More Summary

HRC Prepares for National Equality March

HRC's Summer of Action begins the weekend of June 10 and 11, which coincides with the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. HRC will also organize and encourage its supporters to participate in the #ResistMarch in Los Angeles,Show More Summary

HRC Proclaims June 2017 as #UniteResistEnlist Month

WHEREAS, the month of June has long been observed as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride month in recognition of the 1969 Stonewall Riots with Pride celebrations being held across the nation in cities large and...Show More Summary

Why Trump’s Newest Parental Leave Proposal Still Doesn’t Cut It

The president’s new plan is a double-edged sword that will hurt women’s equality in the workplace. Last week, the Trump administration released its budget request to Congress and included a proposal for six weeks of paid family leave to new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents. Show More Summary

I Was Taken From My Family and Jailed For 57 Days Because I Am Poor

No one should be arrested for being too poor to pay traffic tickets. I was, and I’m suing so it can’t happen to anyone else. “I don’t care if you have one, two, three, four, five, six, or seven kids.” This is what the judge told me when I tried to explain that I was a single mom with seven kids. Show More Summary

How Do Students Deliver 2 Million Packets of Miracle Food? Kid Power!

These NYC 5th graders got active to save lives along with more than 170,000 other students across the country. The results were astounding.

Pridemojis Return to Twitter for LGBTQ Pride Month with an International Twist

To mark LGBTQ Pride Month, Twitter today brought back the hugely popular Pridemojis in 15 different languages. Last year, the hashtag #LoveWins and #LoveIsLove auto populated with a rainbow heart. This year, #Pride2017, #PrideIsHappening and #LoveIsLove will automatically populate a new Pridemoji. Show More Summary

Here’s What it Looks Like to Grow Up Undocumented in America

I grew up like any other kid in Atlanta. But as I got older, I realized my family had a secret. And then I told the world. Jessica Colotl came to the United States from Mexico with her family when she was 11 and grew up undocumented in the U.S. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 1, 2017

HAPPY LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH: As part of LGBTQ Pride Month, HRC is launching a nationwide Summer of Action anchored by more than 250 grassroots events from coast to coast. The theme of these events -- “Unite. Resist. Enlist.” -- reflectsShow More Summary

HRC Recognizes Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant HRC is proud to participate again this year in the 12th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day. This annual event, which was started by founder Dana Rudolph, is an opportunity for LGBTQ-headed families and allies to show their support for LGBTQ families. Show More Summary

Trump’s Proposal to Dismantle ACA Contraceptive Mandate Puts Employers in Charge of Women’s Health

HRC condemned Trump’s proposed regulation that could strip millions of women and LGBTQ people of access to critical contraceptive care previously guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Vox reported on a leaked draft of the proposal...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Bail is Bad

5 Reasons Bail is Bad Norma | May 31, 2017 This week, legislators will vote on The California Money Bail Reform Act (AB 42 and SB 10). As we work towards passing #BailReform, I wanted to take a minute and share the top 5 reasons bail is bad: 1. Huge costs to taxpayers Taxpayers pay $14 billion a year – $38 million per day – to... Read more

Victory! Oregon Governor Kate Brown Signs Transgender Equality Bill

HRC hailed Oregon Governor Kate Brown for signing into law House Bill (HB) 2673 — legislation that streamlines the process for transgender people to update their birth certificate. “By signing this legislation into law, Governor Kate...Show More Summary

See What People Are Saying About UNICEF Kid Power This Month

From P!NK, Tyson Chandler and Ashley Eckstein to ordinary kids around the nation, thousands of Americans are getting active and saving lives

State Housing Finance Agencies Should Prevent Housing Discrimination Against Survivors of Domestic Violence

A new report from the ACLU and partners shows state housing agencies haven’t implemented VAWA protections in rental leases. After her ex-boyfriend stalked and harassed her, Tanica Lewis obtained a personal protection order against him. Show More Summary

5 Things Public Schools Can and Can’t Do When It Comes to Dress Codes

Public schools can have dress codes, but they can’t be discriminatory or censor student expression. Last week, a school principal and security guard threatened a senior named Summer at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina,...Show More Summary

National Foster Care Month Comes to a Close

This National Foster Care Month, HRC is proud to have partnered with FosterClub through its #FosterEquality campaign, sharing stories of young LGBTQ leaders who have had experiences in foster care. We close with the story of Michael Hendricks, who spent eight years in Michigan’s foster care system. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 31, 2017

NO, SEAN SPICER, DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT CARE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS: Just hours after The Washington Post reported that Trump plans to disband a Labor Department division that addresses and prevents discrimination, White House Press Secretary...Show More Summary

HRC Partners with Former Global Fellow in Republic of Georgia

Post submitted by HRC Global Deputy Director Jean Freedberg HRC recently travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia, to explore ways of supporting the LGBTQ community in this country that lies at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. HRC Global Deputy...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia Endorses Equality Act

HRC announced that GOP Rep. Scott Taylor (VA) will co-sponsor the Equality Act — legislation that would finally guarantee explicit protections for LGBTQ people under our nation's existing civil rights laws. 242 members of Congress and...Show More Summary

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