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Idina Menzel Wants to Star in 'Wicked' Movie Adaptation

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With a little CGI, Menzel says, she could be back as Elphaba in the movie adaptation of the 2003 musical hit.

University of Texas Is Offering an Entire Course on Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is offering a course this semester titled "Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture."

HRC Announces Endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona for U.S. Senate

Today HRC announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in her race for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. “Ann Kirkpatrick has been a strong supporter in our fight for equal rights and protections for all,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs. Show More Summary

Minnesota Pushes Ahead With Probe Of Philando Castile's Shooting Death

n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">Minnesota on Wednesday handed over to prosecutors a probe into the fatal police shooting of a black motorist, officials said, as the county attorney weighed possible charges in a case...Show More Summary

Illinois Tech scientists' aquaponics farm runs on food waste, is fully mobile

Two Illinois Institute of Technology scientists have invented a fully containerized aquaponics farm that will use local food waste as the energy source instead of electricity, providing grid independence, lower cost than typical indoor farms, and mobility for use in food-poor areas.

Alabama Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges Over Anti-Marriage Equality Stance

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Chief Justice Roy Moore could lose his seat on the bench after a letter to probate judges advising them not to follow the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

ACC Moves Championship Game to Orlando After McCrory & NC General Assembly Refuse to Repeal HB2

Today, HRC and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, responded to the decision by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to move the league’s 2016 football championship...Show More Summary

Protests Grow Tense After Police Slaying Of Alfred Olango In California

A second night of mostly peaceful protests over the fatal police shooting in Southern California of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill climaxed on Wednesday as protesters confronted officers in riot gear who retreated as tensions...Show More Summary

HRC Joins With Nation’s Leading Pediatric Organizations on New Guide Supporting Transgender Youth

Today, HRC Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country,...Show More Summary

Black Man Killed By California Cop Dreamt Of Opening Family Restaurant

n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">An unarmed black man fatally shot by police in a suburb of San Diego overcame a childhood of hunger in war-torn parts of Africa and came to America with the dream of opening a restaurant...Show More Summary

Kate McKinnon’s Cat Isn’t Impressed By Her Emmy Win

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McKinnon revealed the sad news to Jimmy Fallon last night.

NASA sees development of tropical depression Chaba

Visible satellite imagery from NASA identified the development of the latest tropical depression in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean near Guam. The National Weather Service in Guam have posted a Tropical Storm Watch.

Exclusive: Rising Indie Artist Offers Poignant Reflection on Queer Addiction & Heartbreak

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"In 'Island,' love is a shelter, a destination that keeps you protected from the exterior world, but also a dangerous lie that can crush one's heart and hope,” says Evripidis Sabatis.

Jesse Plemons on Playing Gay, Working With Molly Shannon, & Being the Ultimate Actor-Chameleon

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"I’ve never played a gay character before, but really I was just terrified of the possibility of being at all clichéd or stereotypical."

Transgender Veterans Deserve All Medically Necessary Care

Post submitted by Breanna Diaz, HRC Legislative Counsel Our nation's veterans have sacrificed to protect our country. As part of our compact with them, the U.S. government ensures they have the health care services they need. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Mary J. Blige Is Tired Of All The 'Hateration' Over Her Apple Music Ad

Mary J. Blige is tired of us dragging her for that Apple Music commercial. Folks flooded the internet with memes, jokes and general confusion about the nine-time Grammy award-winner awkwardly serenading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with a song about police violence in an ad for a new segment called “The 411” on Monday. Show More Summary

Listen To Mariah Carey And Jussie Smollett Sing New Track From Next Week’s “Empire”

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The duo will perform the Jermaine Dupri-produced song with other members of the cast on the upcoming episode.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: September 29, 2016

JUDGE ROY MOORE’S FATE TO BE DECIDED IN NEXT TEN DAYS: Yesterday, notoriously anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore faced a hearing to determine whether he should be removed from the bench for his more than decade-long...Show More Summary

Why Misty Copeland Owes It All To A Boys & Girls Club

Misty Copeland will never forget her first ballet class. She was 13 years old when it happened. At that age, she was used to sitting in the bleachers overlooking a basketball court at her Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, California, watching her brothers play. Show More Summary

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