Allyson Robinson ordained at Baptist Church

Allyson Robinson

The former executive director of OutServe-SLDN, Allyson Robinson has been ordained as a minister in the Baptist Church. According to HRC longtime LGBT advocate  Robinson, who attended George W. Truett Theological Seminary and previously was a pastor at a church in Central Texas, was ordained at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Robinson became one of the [...]

Scott Peters campaign launches new TV ad, ‘Divisive’ (VIDEO)


SAN DIEGO – The Scott Peters for Congress Campaign launched its second TV ad today, called “Divisive.” The spot uses clips from DeMaio’s now-infamous speech kowtowing to a San Diego Tea Party group to make the point that DeMaio is too extreme for the CA-52 district. “Carl Demaio is hiding something, his allegiance to the Tea Party, [...]

Seattle rolls out the rainbow carpet for Zachary and Samuel

Zac Baker, left, and Sam Busch, right; Marry Me in Seattle campaign ad (PRNewsFoto/Visit Seattle)

SEATTLE – When Zac Baker and Sam Busch, of St. Paul, MN, got engaged last December, they didn’t expect their marriage ceremony to be hosted by a city they’d never visited, or that its openly gay mayor would officiate and its citizens would welcome them with rainbow lights, flags on buildings and decals in shop windows. [...]

Washington Post to drop use of the word ‘Redskins’


The Washington Post has announced that its editorial teams will no longer refer to to their local football team as the Redskins. In a statement posted online the editorial board stated: THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really [...]

Governor signs landmark Leno bill addressing smartphone theft


SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation today addressing the growing epidemic of smartphone theft in California. SB 962, authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the devices useless if stolen. The [...]

New HRC Foundation report exposes anti-LGBT group

The World Congress of Families

WASHINGTON –– The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, today released a new report that exposes one of the most influential groups in America promoting and coordinating the exportation of anti-LGBT bigotry, ideology, and legislation abroad: The World Congress of Families. Labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and active in several nations across five [...]

HRC Alabama receives Justice and Equality Award from Metro Birmingham NAACP

Twin Cities pride, June 2007

WASHINGTON –The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) received a notable award Sunday from the Metro Birmingham NAACP chapter. The honor acknowledges HRC’s commitment to advancing equality for all Alabamians. The All in for Justice and Equality Award is bestowed upon advocates, community leaders, and organizations aggressively pushing for equality. “HRC Alabama gladly accepts this honor which highlights [...]

Advancing an AIDS-free generation by accelerating children’s treatment

White House World Aids Day Saturday

From the Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog: Earlier this month, at an event co-hosted by the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama at the African Leaders Summit, several new steps towards advancing the President’s goal of an AIDS-free generation were announced. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children’s [...]

HRC: Origins of Internet transphobia originating from Capitol Hill should be investigated

Transgender Flag

WASHINGTON –– Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemned the alleged use of taxpayer-provided equipment on Capitol Hill to spread intolerance over the Internet. Reports that transphobic edits of a Wikipedia site for the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” were made anonymously from IP addresses linked to Congressional office buildings are “deeply troubling,” [...]

Florida marriage ban ruled unconstitutional by federal court


Today U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.  In Brenner v. Scott, the private attorneys sued the state on behalf [...]

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