Tag Archive | HRC

US: Survey Finds LGBTQ Student-Athletes Overwhelmingly Remain Closeted

US: Survey Finds LGBTQ Student-Athletes Overwhelmingly Remain Closeted

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the University of Connecticut have released a groundbreaking report, Play to Win: Improving the Lives of LGBTQ Youth in Sports, detailing the experiences of LGBTQ student-athletes. The report analyzes responses to sports-related questions by more than 12,000 young people, ranging in age from 13 to 17, from all […]

HRC Marks 2 Years Since Pulse Nightclub Tragedy -‘Honor Victims with Action’

HRC Marks 2 Years Since Pulse Nightclub Tragedy -‘Honor Victims with Action’

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), honoured the lives of the 49 people – most of them young, LGBTQ and Latinx – killed in the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. “Every day, we carry forward the memories of the 49 people whose lives were cruelly and tragically taken at […]

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Trans People from Discrimination

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Trans People from Discrimination

In New Hampshire, Republican Governor, Chris Sununu, has signed HB 1319 into law, protecting transgender individuals across the state from discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces. The major victory for equality marks the first statewide proactive win on LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in any state since 2016. New Hampshire is now the 19th state in the […]

Hawaii Enacts Legislation Against ‘Conversion Therapy’

Hawaii Enacts Legislation Against ‘Conversion Therapy’

Hawaii’s Governor David Ige has signed into law SB 270 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. With Governor Ige’s signature, Hawaii joins the growing number of states and municipalities adopting critical protections for LGBTQ youth. Just this year, Washington and Maryland have also enacted these protections, […]

US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

Yesterday (15th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) along with FreeState Justice, a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders, and WISE, claimed victory as Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, signed into law SB 1028 — critical legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. With […]

US: HRC Calls on Senate to Reject Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominee Kyle Duncan

US: HRC Calls on Senate to Reject Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominee Kyle Duncan

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, has called on the US Senate to reject the nomination of Kyle Duncan, put forward by the Trump-Pence Administration for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, whose long history opposing the fundamental rights of LGBTQ people makes him unfit to serve. […]

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

LGBT rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have hailed a vote by Hawaii’s House of Representatives, approving SB 270 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. Several amendments were added to the bill, sending it to conference committee before it can move to Governor David Ige’s […]