HRC joins allies to demand a clean DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign joined Dreamers from across the nation on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act and protect thousands of dreamers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. “Thousands of lives are already at risk and if Congress fails to act, many more dreamers […]

Sen. Tammy Baldwin honored with Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, the first member of  the LGBT community elected to the U.S. Senate, has been presented with the international Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award. In 1961, Sarria, War World II  Veteran and proud Latino became the first openly gay candidate to run for public office […]

Civil and Human Rights Coalition speaks out on US failure to address misconduct by law enforcement officers

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights submitted comments to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as they held a hearing to examine the issue of extrajudicial killings by law enforcement officers, and the U.S. government’s failure to protect its people from such actions.  “Since the advent of modern policing and for […]

Australian Parliament legalizes marriage equality

CANBERRA — The Australian House of Representatives’ has voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality legislation. The measure passed with only four votes against it. The Australian Senate previously passed the measure by a vote of 43 to 12. After the Governor-General gives the legislation official approval in a formality known as “Royal Assent,” marriage […]

HRC on Masterpiece Cakeshop case: ‘… a cynical effort to manipulate the First Amendment’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the following statements ahead of oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, which will be decided by next June, will either protect the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people — or it […]

New study shows HIV-infected women not using statins as recommended

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.—A new study has shown that HIV-infected women do not use statins as recommended by the most recent guidelines. Control of blood lipid levels to prevent heart disease is especially important in HIV-positive women, and they may also benefit from the potential anti-inflammatory effects of statins, as described in an article published in […]

HRC Equidad MX report recognizes 32 LGBT-inclusive workplaces in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with PEMEX, Mexico’s largest state-owned petroleum company, has launched the 2018 HRC Equidad MX Report, a first-of-its-kind assessment designed to increase LGBT-inclusion in workplaces across Mexico. Thirty-two major major employers earned top ratings in the inaugural report, reflecting their commitment to LGBT equality and adoption […]

San Diego Unified elementary school recognized for their anti-bullying efforts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Tuesday morning the World Wrestling Entertainment organization (WWE), honored the students and staff at Hancock Elementary School for their anti-bullying efforts with a special school-wide assembly featuring their WWE Superstars. Students participated in the “BE a STAR” assembly, a part of the WWE’s bullying prevention initiative founded in 2011. The WWE […]

Austrian Court rules to legalize marriage equality starting in 2019

Austria’s highest court ruled Tuesday to fully legalize marriage equality by 2019 after declaring the law restricting LGBTQ partnership to civil unions discriminatory. With this historic decision, the current restrictions on LGBTQ Austrians will be overturned on December 31, 2018 and marriage equality will be in full effect starting Jan. 1, 2019. “Today, the differentiation […]

GLAAD: Tony Perkins has no place in Masterpiece Cakeshop media coverage without his anti-LGBTQ record on full display

NEW YORK – GLAAD today released research on Tony Perkins who announced he will be holding a rally and speaking to media outside the Supreme Court today during the hearing for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Perkins, who serves as the president of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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