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  • HRC Mourns Brandi Seals, a Black Transgender Woman Murdered in Houston December 14, 2017
    HRC mourns the tragic loss of Brandi Seals, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman who was found shot to death in Houston, Texas. Transgender rights advocate and blogger Monica Roberts reports that on Wednesday morning, Seals’ was found in front of a home under construction. Witnesses were reported hearing several gunshots before her body was discovered. […]
    Brian McBride
  • HRCF Report Details Harms of Writing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Child Welfare Services into Law December 14, 2017
    Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released Disregarding the Best Interest of the Child: License to Discriminate In Child Welfare Services, a report detailing the harms of efforts to write anti-LGBTQ discrimination by child welfare agencies into law. The publication of the comprehensive resource comes as legislatures across the country prepare to reconvene in January, […]
    Sarah McBride
  • HRC Global Welcomes Fellow from Turkey December 14, 2017
    Efe Songun, the newest HRC Global Fellow, is the founder of Harup, a project space that combines LGBTQ advocacy and arts that he started in 2016. As a Global Fellow, Songun is working alongside HRC staff in Washington, D.C. for the next year. HRC’s Global Fellows program brings established and emerging LGBTQ leaders to the […]
    HRC staff
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 14, 2017 December 14, 2017
    ROY MOORE’S DEFEAT IS A WATERSHED MOMENT IN THE FIGHT FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY: Said William Thomas, an Alabama native: “I think [Jones’ victory] proves that even in a conservative place like Alabama, that when there is an existential threat to LGBTQ people we will fight back and we will organize -- we will get boots […]
    Allison Turner
  • Five Years After Sandy Hook, Time for Gun Safety Reform December 14, 2017
    Today, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from President Chad Griffin on the fifth anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “Five years ago today, 26 innocent people — including 20 children — were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a horrific act of violence […]
    Aaron Rodriguez
  • BREAKING: Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality December 13, 2017
    Today, HRC urged the Governor of Bermuda — John Rankin — to veto legislation passed by the Bermuda Parliament repealing marriage equality. If the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Bermuda Tourism Authority has warned […]
    Stephen Peters
  • BREAKING: Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominee Will Not Be Confirmed Following Months of Opposition from HRC December 13, 2017
    Today, HRC claimed victory as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that Jeff Mateer, a radical anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee, would not be confirmed for a seat on the federal bench. Since the day the Trump-Pence administration announced their intent to nominate Mateer to a lifetime judicial appointment, HRC worked diligently to expose his shameful […]
    Aaron Rodriguez
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 13, 2017 December 13, 2017
    VICTORY! HRC-BACKED DOUG JONES WINS ALABAMA U.S. SENATE RACE, DEFEATS ANTI-LGBTQ ROY MOORE IN HISTORIC RACE: HRC is celebrating the victory of civil rights prosecutor Doug Jones over Roy Moore, the bigoted anti-LGBTQ politician twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court for ethics violations and recently accused of serially preying on teen girls. “Tonight, in […]
    Allison Turner
  • VICTORY! HRC-Backed Candidate Doug Jones Elected to U.S. Senate December 13, 2017
    Today, HRC celebrated the election of civil rights prosecutor Doug Jones over Roy Moore, the bigoted anti-LGBTQ politician twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court for ethics violations and recently accused of serially preying on teen girls. “Tonight, in rejecting avowed bigot Roy Moore, Alabama voters solidified once and for all that attacking and demonizing […]
    Nick Morrow
  • BREAKING: Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment December 12, 2017
    Today, HRC denounced the confirmation of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm a nominee who is clearly unfit to serve as a federal judge,” said HRC Government Affairs […]
    Aaron Rodriguez

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