HB2 one year later: NC GOP Leadership refuse to allow clean up or down vote on full HB2 repeal

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WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality North Carolina have slammed North Carolina’s Republican leadership for their continued refusal to allow a clean up or down vote on the full repeal of HB2. Signed into law a year ago tomorrow by former Governor Pat McCrory — who lost his bid for re-election over […]

HRC: Is Mike Pence ‘Working for Women’? (VIDEO)

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As Vice President Mike Pence received a “Working for Women” award from the Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative women’s organization on whose board Kellyanne Conway serves, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video highlighting Pence’s “achievements.” “What would we do without Mike Pence and his tireless efforts to ban women from making decisions about […]

Anti-LGBTIQ hate bus tours the United States


The so-called FreeSpeechBus, is currently spreading its hateful message through the streets of New York City. The organizers behind the bus include the International Organization for the Family, labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the notoriously anti-LGBTIQ group National Organization for Marriage. The bright orange bus is covered in the […]

Community-funded effort launched to re-design SF’s Harvey Milk Plaza as LGBT, civil rights memorial

Harvey Milk Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO — When San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took his bullhorn and rallied crowds at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco, he inspired a generation and helped forge the LGBT civil rights movement, and now steps are underway to make this hallowed ground a fitting tribute to both Milk and the […]

Mumbai architect wins KASHISH 2017 poster contest

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India’s top fashion designer Wendell Rodricks has picked the poster design submitted by Mumbai-based architect Benny Mathew as the winner of the KASHISH International Poster Contest 2017. The poster – that reflects the festival theme – ‘Diverse, One’ – will be the look of the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2017. The 8th edition […]

20 states could ban dangerous anti-LGBTQ conversion efforts


Equality Federation is supporting legislation in 20 states to protect youth from the harmful, unscientific, disproven practice of sexual orientation and gender identity conversion efforts that are shockingly still in practice today. “In a sea of anti-LGBTQ legislation and attacks, this is an area where our movement has momentum and broad bipartisan support because this […]

Homeless men murder suspect mentally competent to stand trial

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SAN DIEGO – A judge has determined Jon David Guerrero is mentally competent to stand trial for three bizarre murders of homeless men in Ocean Beach, Mission Bay and downtown. San Diego Superior Court Judge David Danielsen confirmed a psychiatric hospital’s finding that Guerrero is competent and criminal proceedings resumed in his March 20 ruling. […]

Covered California’s special enrollment period underway

Covered Calif. special enrollment

Covered California’s annual open-enrollment period may be over, but if you are still uninsured, you may be able to get financial assistance to help you purchase health care coverage. And rest assured, Covered California health plans, financial assistance, and rates are locked in for 2017. Between now and Oct. 31, those who are eligible can […]

Gorsuch hearings open as serious concerns, questions mount about rulings, philosophy, independence

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WASHINGTON, D.C.,  –  Monday, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch offered an opening statement on the first day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, maintaining that throughout his judicial career he treated all who came before him fairly. However, pro-justice and pro-civil rights organizations who have researched Gorsuch’s record point to evidence that Judge Gorsuch […]

Equality Florida partners with Contigo Fund to expand Safe Schools Project

Marco Antonio Quiroga

ORLANDO, Fla. – Equality Florida today announced their partnership with the Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation. In August of last year, Equality Florida launched its new Safe & Health Schools Project just two months after the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub, seeking to end LGBTQ bias where it begins, in schools. In […]

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