HRC releases 2016 buyer’s guide to businesses supporting LGBT workplace inclusion

Black Friday

WASHINGTON – Just in time for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has released its popular consumer guide to hundreds of American companies rated on their LGBT-inclusive policies and practices. The Buying for Workplace Equality guide, first issued more than a decade ago, provides invaluable consumer information based […]

EQCA: California and LGBT congressmembers voted for ‘Ignorance and Fear’

Rick Zbur

LOS ANGELES – In response to last week’s vote in favor of HR 4038, the so-called American Security against Foreign Enemies Act, by members of California’s congressional delegation and openly LGBT congressmembers, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issued the following statement: “Last week’s vote was a victory for ignorance and fear.  We are deeply […]

White House to recognize LGBT artists as ‘Champions of Change’

Champions of Change

WASHINGTON, DC –  Monday, Nov. 23, the White House will recognize nine individuals from across the country as “White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change.” These individuals were selected by the White House for their artistry in advocating for the LGBT community.  The program will feature remarks by Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett […]

HUD proposes stronger protections for transgender people in emergency shelters


WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule change requiring all programs that receive funding from the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to give equal access to transgender people. “Transgender people face rampant discrimination and harassment across the country – a tragic reality that forces […]

HRC releases first Corporate Equality Index to rate global LGBT workplace inclusion


WASHINGTON – America’s top companies and law firms have stepped up in record numbers to provide their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers around the world the vital non-discrimination protections they deserve, according to the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBT civil […]

Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor

Jackie Biskupski

In January, Jackie Biskupski will become the first openly gay mayor of a major Utah city. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the official canvass was approved by the Salt Lake City Council shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday — two weeks after Election Day. The official vote count had Biskupski beating Mayor Ralph Becker 51.5 […]

Charlie Sheen reveals he is HIV Positive (VIDEO)

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen revealed he is HIV positive Tuesday in an exclusive TODAY interview with Matt Lauer. Sheen, who said he had paid upwards of $10 million to keep his diagnosis secret told Lauer that he made the announcement to end a smear campaign and extortion efforts. “I have to put a stop to this onslaught, […]

FBI releases 2014 hate crime statistics

FBI Hate Crime Statistics

Today, the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2014, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. Submitted by 15,494 law enforcement agencies, the data provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes; however, the UCR Program does not estimate offenses for the jurisdictions of agencies […]

Same-sex marriage officially recognized in Ireland


Ireland’s new same-sex marriage law comes into force today, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum. Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognized in Ireland, while other couples can now submit their intention to marry, reports Yahoo News. “Today we celebrate the final legal step in […]

President Obama speaks on Paris terror attacks (VIDEO)

President Obama-

President Obama spoke to the nation and the world this evening in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. President Obama was briefed late Friday afternoon by his counter-terrorism adviser Lisa Monaco on a wave of attacks in Paris that has killed dozens, the White House said. Hours before the attacks, Mr. Obama […]

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