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Chat with Jessica Stern (sub req), executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Thursday, May 21st at 2 PM Eastern in The Hive. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is an organization that specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally. Show More Summary
In a new poll, a higher percentage of likely 2016 voters felt favorably toward gays and lesbians than evangelical Christians. The poll, commissioned by the Human Rights Campaign, and conducted by Democratic pollster Greenberg Quinlan...Show More Summary
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commision and the global women's rights group MADRE have issued a statement on last week's photos showing two men allegedly being thrown to their deaths in Iraq for being gay - with bot...
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and MADRE, the global women’s rights group have issued a joint statement about recent reports that ISIS has executed men on charges of homosexuality. IGLHRC and MADRE...Show More Summary
Joint briefings by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), MADRE and the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) published last week expose targeted violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...Show More Summary
A Lexington-based printing company has been found guilty of violating the city's fairness ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in its refusal to print the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization's Pride t-shirts back in 2012. The Lexington...
Via press release: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender...Show More Summary
On December 15, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) joined thousands of protestors around the world in a Global Day of Rage against the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on 377-- the criminalization of same-sex relations. Show More Summary
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund celebrates the passage by voters in Royal Oak, Michigan, of Proposal A, which upholds a human rights ordinance passed by the Royal Oak City Commission this March. The city now becomes the 30th municipality in Michigan to approve such an ordinance. Rea Carey, executive director of […]
On May 13th, Cynthia Nixon will host A Celebration of Courage, the annual human rights award ceremony and benefit for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Back in march, the Kentucky-based T-shirt printer Hands On Originals refused to print apparel for the Lexington Pride festival, claiming that as a Christian company, the order violated its values. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) filed a complaint, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission has now ruled that Hands On Originals [...]
Hurricane Sandy's ramifications continue to be felt across New York, including at International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's downtown office, where thousands of archived materials were lost. From the group's Facebook message, posted yesterday: Today, IGLHRC learned that the...
The new leader of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission takes our case to the world. read more
Jim and Mary O’Reilly were sued by Ming and Kate Linsley after the latter tried to hold their wedding reception at the former’s Widlflower Inn. The O’Reilleys were ordered to pay a $10,000 fine to the Vermont Human Rights Commission and set aside $20,000 in a charitable trust. “A lesbian couple sued us for not [...]
Vermont's Wildflower Inn has been fined $30,000 for turning away a lesbian couple that wanted to hold their wedding reception there. The couple was represented by the ACLU, who convinced the Vermont Human Rights Commission that the inn had violated state law on public accommodations. Show More Summary
Six years ago a New Mexico photography business refused to photograph a lesbian wedding, resulting in fines from the state Human Rights Commission and the martyrdom of the company to anti-gay groups nationwide. On Friday the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed to hear the company's appeal from the Alliance Defense Fund. Show More Summary
Last week the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission hosted their annual "Celebration of Courage" Gala and I was there (and accidentally chatted with Judith Butler!).
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission recognized Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and Judge Karen Atala, who won a landmark case before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights, at its Celebration of Courage awards, where the organization announced it had received a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor. read more
Contrast. In March, Australia’s Human Rights Commission boasted it had entered a float in Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in “its campaign to allow…