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  • HRC: Sessions Becomes Tongue-Tied on Indefensible License to Discriminate October 18, 2017
    Today, HRC issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to answer questions about recent attacks on the LGBTQ community coming from the Department of Justice (DOJ). During a DOJ oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, several Senators addressed recent policies and memos issued by the DOJ including the sweeping “license to […]
    Aaron Rodriguez
  • LGBTQ Community Responds to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order Extending Limited Protections October 18, 2017
    Today, the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, and Equality NC responded to Governor Roy Cooper’s signing of an executive order extending limited additional protections for LGBTQ people employed by the state or receiving state services. The executive order reaffirms protections already in place for state employees and extends LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections in the […]
    Stephen Peters
  • Virginians Mobilize for Danica Roem’s Historic Campaign October 18, 2017
    On Saturday, volunteers from EVPAC and the Human Rights Campaign joined forces to help get out the vote for Danica Roem in the Virginia House of Delegates District 13 race. If elected, Roem would make history as the first out transgender person seated in a state legislature, according to the Washington Blade. James Parrish, Executive […]
    Ryan Wilson
  • HRC FOIAs Trump Administration Letter to Russian Foreign Minister on Anti-LGBTQ Chechen Attacks October 18, 2017
    Today, HRC announced it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of State for all records regarding a letter that Secretary Tillerson reportedly sent earlier this summer to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressing the violence against LGBTQ people in Chechnya. “The very fact that we are required to […]
    Stephen Peters
  • HRC Endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia October 18, 2017
    Today, HRC announced it has endorsed Democratic candidate Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor of Virginia. With an estimated 185,366 LGBTQ eligible voters and hundreds of thousands more allied voters in the commonwealth, HRC has also endorsed Ralph Northam for governor and Mark Herring for attorney general. “Justin Fairfax is the clear choice for Virginia voters who […]
    Stephen Peters
  • The Power of Parental Leave October 18, 2017
    Post submitted by Danielle Samaniego, Levi Strauss & Co. Corporate Affairs As Julie Rose tells it, it wasn’t the time off so much as the support of her colleagues that made the biggest impact on her during one of the most incredibly difficult times of her life. Rose, an executive recruiting specialist with our Talent Acquisition […]
    Guest contributor
  • Delta State University Celebrates LGBTQ History Month October 18, 2017
    Delta State University (DSU) recently hosted its first ever LGBTQ History Month celebration at its Cleveland, Mississippi, campus.  Titled “Okra OUT Front,” a reference to their mascot, the Fighting Okra, this celebration included music and various speakers in a festive outdoor event held in front of the university’s library. HRC was honored to be present and given the opportunity to […]
    Rob Hill
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 18, 2017 October 18, 2017
    HAPPENING IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS -- HRC TO RELEASE ANNUAL SURVEY OF LGBTQ INCLUSION IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES ACROSS THE NATION: HRC’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is the only nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy. The more than 500 cities rated in the MEI are assessed on their LGBTQ-inclusive […]
    Allison Turner
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 17, 2017 October 17, 2017
    TODAY -- TRUMP TO ADDRESS AN ANTI-LGBTQ GROUP, AGAIN: It’s becoming a thing with this president -- today at 7:30 p.m. ET, Trump is scheduled to speak to members of the Heritage Foundation, an organization that asserts that laws protecting LGBTQ people are not “necessary” and “weaken the marriage culture and the freedom of citizens […]
    Allison Turner
  • HRC Represented By Lambda Legal & OutServe-SLDN in Lawsuit Against Trump’s Trans Military Ban August 28, 2017
    Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender individuals. The lawsuit—brought in response to President Trump’s formal issuance of directions to military authorities late Friday—was filed on behalf of two individuals who seek to join the military; one current service member […]
    Guest contributor
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