Jim Obergefell heads to Capitol Hill to lead lobbying effort for the Equality Act

Jim Obergefell

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality plaintiff Jim Obergefell will head to Capitol Hill to lead dozens of advocates in a day of lobbying for the Equality Act on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). HRC also announced today that it will bring more than a dozen of the top U.S. companies […]

Speaker Atkins credits Assembly members, governor, with compromise to create historic medical marijuana legislation

Toni Atkins

SAN DIEGO – Today, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) credited Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) for negotiating legislation with Gov. Brown and bringing the state to the verge of finally having medical marijuana regulations in place. Bonta and Wood, two of the lead authors of the legislation, joined Atkins, along […]

HRC to launch Global Corporate Coalition to advance LGBT equality in workplaces worldwide


NEW YORK – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) will announce the creation of a groundbreaking global coalition committed to advancing LGBT workplace equality around the world. The announcement will be made on stage during the closing plenary of the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York. The inaugural members of HRC’s global corporate […]

Michael Sam: ‘It probably would have been better for me if I didn’t come out’ (VIDEO)

Michael Sam

Michael Sam believes that he would still be in the NFL if he hadn’t come although he has no regrets for having done so. “I wanted to come out after I made an NFL roster, it really wasn’t supposed to be public,” Sam said on the Dan Patrick Show during a 13-minute interview. “It was just […]

Victory Fund endorses Chris Ward

Chris Ward

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced today that it has endorsed Chris Ward as a candidate for San Diego City Council. “We all know that District 3 has had a strong history of leadership on the San Diego City Council, and since Christine Kehoe’s historical election in 1993, the district has had strong LGBT leadership,” […]

AHF: $750 drug that sells for $1 to government agencies underscores need for drug pricing reform


LOS ANGELES —AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization that currently serves over 486,000 patients around the world each year, today denounced the lack of regulation and pharmaceutical industry greed that has led to record drug prices for specialty medications and billions of dollars in profits for drug manufacturers.  Most recently, Turing Pharmaceuticals […]

As Pope begins U.S. visit, HRC releases new ‘Coming Home’ Guide for LGBT Catholics

Pope Francis  Photo: CNN

WASHINGTON – Today, as Pope Francis began his historic trip to the U.S., the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released a guide to help LGBT Catholics who are seeking to reconnect with their faith and build more inclusive church […]

HRC president calls on manufacturer to roll back 5,000 percent price hike on HIV drug

Chad GrIffin

WASHINGTON – Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin today issued an open letter to Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, calling on him to rescind his outrageous 5,000 percent price increase for Daraprim, a drug used to treat people with compromised immune systems, including those living with HIV. The drug, called Daraprim, was acquired in […]

Scott Walker to drop out of GOP presidential race

Scott Walker-

And another one bites the dust. According to a report in The New York Times Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to drop out of the 2016 GOP presidential race. Walker has called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern. “The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was […]

Prison official who sold George Michael information to tabloid going to jail

George Michael

A British prison official is going to jail after selling information about George Michael to the British tabloid, The Sun. Amanda Watts, 43, will be sentenced next month after admitting to supplying The Sun five pieces of information about Michael while he was serving time in Highpoint Prison, reports The Guardian. She was paid £2,100 ($3,200) […]

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