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  • Michigan Agency Renews All Children - All Families Seal of Recognition June 28, 2017
    On Saturday, June 24, HRC recognized Fostering Futures of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for renewing its Leader status in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families through HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families project. The event took place in Braun Court, a courtyard that is surrounded by businesses owned by LGBTQ community members. Ryan Rowe, […]
    HRC staff
  • Germany May Vote on Marriage Equality This Week as Angela Merkel Shifts Position June 28, 2017
    Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated a change in her viewpoint on same-sex marriage, and that she will open a path to a vote on marriage equality in Germany’s federal legislature, the Bundestag, according to The New York Times. The Bundestag may hold a vote as early as Friday. In an interview with the live talk show […]
    Saurav Jung Thapa
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 28, 2017 June 28, 2017
    THE VOTE TO REPEAL THE ACA IS DELAYED -- KEEP THE PRESSURE ON TO SAVE THE ACA! Senate GOP leaders have delayed a vote on the disastrous Trump-Pence-McConnell effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community as well as millions of other Americans. But just because the vote […]
    HRC staff
  • HRC Mourns Ava Le’Ray Barrin, Trans Woman Killed in Georgia June 28, 2017
    HRC was horrified to learn that a 17-year-old transgender woman, Ava Le’Ray Barrin, was shot and killed in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday, June 25. Jalen Breon Brown, 21, has been charged with Barrin’s murder, after allegedly shooting her during an altercation in an apartment parking lot. Police say that Barrin and Brown knew one another, […]
    Gabe Murchison
  • GOP Obamacare Repeal Would Imperil Lives, Health of LGBTQ and Other Vulnerable Groups June 28, 2017
    The post originally appeared on and was submitted by Chad Griffin, President of HRC, and William Hardy, President and CEO of Equitas Health. For millions of Americans across the country, the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act is a terrifying prospect. People are facing dire consequences if President Donald Trump succeeds in his quest to destroy […]
    Chad Griffin
  • HRC Helps Set a Progressive Course for Alabama Public Policy June 28, 2017
    Earlier this month, HRC Alabama staff joined an innovative group of Alabama legislators, opinion leaders and stakeholders in a rich and thoughtful discussion about the future of a pro-growth policy agenda at Alabama’s first Pro-Growth Policy Retreat. In exploring how Alabama policy leaders can invest, grow, care, show compassion and prosper, the conference agenda included […]
    Eva Kendrick
  • As Pride Month Concludes, the Legacy of Stonewall Endures June 28, 2017
    Millions around the world took part in parades and marches in honor of National LGBTQ Pride Month, but these celebrations may not have been possible if not for a group of LGBTQ activists who 48 years ago stood up in a local New York bar and fought back against hate. On June 28, 1969, when […]
    Brian McBride
  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution Condemning Atrocities in Chechnya June 27, 2017
    The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the anti-LGBTQ atrocities taking place in the Russian republic of Chechnya and calling on Chechen and Russian authorities to investigate the crimes and hold the perpetrators accountable. Since early this year, Chechen authorities have rounded up and detained more than 100 men in […]
    Jeremy Kadden
  • Senators Send Letter to DeVos about Civil Rights Enforcement at the Department of Education June 27, 2017
    Earlier today, 34 Democratic U.S. senators, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing disappointment and alarm over the Trump-Pence Administration’s efforts to diminish the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) enforcement of civil rights laws and calling on the department to provide specific documents relating to their […]
    Jordan Dashow
  • HRC Opposes Shameful, Secretive Proposal to Rip Health Coverage from Millions of Americans June 22, 2017
    HRC strongly condemned the Senate Republicans’ hatched-in-secret proposal to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and undermine access to health care for as many as 23 million Americans. If it passes, this bill will have a disproportionately negative impact on LGBTQ people. WATCH: HRC released a new video on the consequences for LGBTQ people. “If […]
    Nick Morrow

Pride Season in Alabama Kicks Off in Mobile

by Eva Kendrick on May 15, 2017, at 9:19 pm

Earlier this month, HRC Alabama was in Mobile for the first Alabama Pride Festival of the 2017 season. The full-day fest in Langan (Municipal) Park was the...

Trump Expands “Global Gag Rule” Putting Millions at Risk Worldwide

by Aaron Rodriguez on May 15, 2017, at 9:19 pm

HRC condemned the Trump Administration’s massive expansion of the so-called “Global Gag Rule” (GGR), which stops any U.S. aid to foreign...