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  • A Weekend with the Young Democrats of America August 17, 2017
    Last weekend, Western Regional Field Organizer Christopher Cooke was in Dallas representing HRC at the Young Democrats of America’s 2017 National Convention. HRC’s continued partnership and sponsorship of the conference reflects our commitment to providing young leaders and LGBTQ advocates with training and tools essential to working to advance equality, and stop anti- LGBTQ legislation […]
    HRC staff
  • Uganda Government Shuts Down Pride for Second Consecutive Year August 17, 2017
    Post submitted by Jeremy Kadden and Saurav Jung Thapa For the second consecutive year, Ugandan officials have shut down Pride celebrations in Kampala, the capital. On August 16, after months of careful negotiations with their government to organize low-key pride celebrations, LGBTQ activists in Uganda received the shocking news that the events had been shut […]
    HRC staff
  • Welcoming Schools Film “What Can We Do?” Now Streaming August 17, 2017
    Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is pleased to announce that for back to school season, our film, What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying & Bystanders, is now streaming on our website. The 12-minute training video will be a permanent fixture on our website to assist and guide educators, […]
    Guest contributor
  • HRC Foundation’s Groundbreaking Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to be Held in Orlando August 17, 2017
    The HRC Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Toyota will again be a presenting sponsor. In its fifth year, this premier event of the HRC Foundation, HRC's educational […]
    Allison Turner
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 17, 2017 August 17, 2017
    “THERE ARE NOT TWO SIDES” -- CHILLING NEW HRC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TRUMP’S EMBRACE OF RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS AND HOMOPHOBES: Donald Trump has left no question this week as to where he stands - with white supremacists, bigots, anti-Semites and homophobes, and their violent, deadly actions in Charlottesville.  Trump has been normalizing and encouraging hatred and […]
    Allison Turner
  • Madison Schools Completes Welcoming Schools District-Wide Facilitator Training August 17, 2017
    Post submitted by Cheryl Greene, Deputy Director of Welcoming Schools Welcoming Schools is proud to announce the completion of another District-Wide Facilitator Training, this time with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Wisconsin. MMSD is the latest district to make a system-wide commitment to implementing the Welcoming Schools approach. On August 7-10, I joined […]
    HRC staff
  • Chorus of Opposition Helps Prevent Anti-Transgender Bill from Becoming Law in Texas August 16, 2017
    Today, HRC released a new graphic highlighting the many voices that joined together to successfully stop anti-transgender legislation that was considered in the Texas legislature. It can be viewed here. Due to the outpouring of opposition from Texans from all walks of life, anti-transgender legislation is dead for this session. HRC is proud to have worked […]
    Nick Morrow
  • #AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 16, 2017 August 16, 2017
    HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN -- “TRUMP STANDS WITH RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS...IS UNFIT TO SERVE”: “Donald Trump's racist, white supremacist screed should have every leader standing up in outrage. If there was a line left to cross, he's crossed it,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “These are desperate, unhinged rantings that normalize and encourage hatred […]
    Allison Turner
  • Texas House Adjourns Sine Die, Ending Special Session Without Passing New Anti-Transgender Bill August 16, 2017
    Today, HRC reacted to the news that the Texas House has adjourned its special session sine die without passing a new anti-transgender bill. HRC is proud to have worked throughout the regular session and special session with a coalition of organizations, including Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education […]
    Nick Morrow
  • BREAKING: HRC Strongly Condemns White Supremacist Rally and Violent Extremism in Charlottesville August 12, 2017
    HRC released the following statement strongly condemning the white supremacists’ rally, violence and apparent attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia: "Hate and bigotry must never be met with silence or half-hearted rebukes,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The horrific events unfolding in Charlottesville today are a stark reminder that the racism and white supremacy […]
    Sarah McBride

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...