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Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google has removed an app that advised people on “recovery from same-sex attraction” from its download store after one of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities suspended the tech company from a gay and transgender rights ranking. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) removed Google from its annual Corporate Equality Index, which ranks U.S. companies on the […]

Google barred from LGBT+ equality index over ‘life-threatening’ app

Google barred from LGBT+ equality index over ‘life-threatening’ app

One of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities ejected Google from a gay and transgender rights ranking on Thursday for hosting an app that advises people on how to “recover” from same-sex attraction. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) suspended the tech company from its Corporate Equality Index, which ranks US companies on the benefits they offer […]

US: HRC Announces Huge Support For Reintroduction of Equality Act

US: HRC Announces Huge Support For Reintroduction of Equality Act

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have announced that an unprecedented 161 leading businesses have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. With a combined operation in all 50 states, headquarters in 26 states, more than $3.7 trillion in revenue, and more than 8.5 million employees across the United States, these companies know how important […]

US: LGBT+ retired couple continue legal battle over housing

US: LGBT+ retired couple continue legal battle over housing

A US lesbian couple rejected for admission to a retirement community suffered a defeat this week in their effort to claim discrimination, but a leading legal group on Friday vowed to take up the fight to protect LGBT+ people from housing bias. Bev Nance and Mary Walsh, married for a decade, sought to live in […]

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House’s nomination of William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. During his nomination hearing this week, Barr failed to alleviate HRC’s concerns and confirmed he will continue the Trump-Pence administration’s biased and negligent approach to enforcing […]

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with nine California civil rights and education organizations, has released the California LGBTQ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of LGBTQ students in California. The report analyzes responses from more than 1,700 young people from California, ranging in age from 13 to 17, who participated in HRC’s online 2017 […]

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs, like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic, is seeking to combat a ‘crisis’ in preventing new HIV infections, by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic. The original buyers’ groups, made famous in the film, Dallas Buyers Club, were set up in […]