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HRC: Unique LGBTQ Vulnerabilities During COVID-19

HRC: Unique LGBTQ Vulnerabilities During COVID-19

On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation, published a research brief outlining health and economic risks faced by the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.  This brief provides critical data for policymakers and community advocates working to address the health and […]

US: Corporate giants condemn anti-LGBT laws

US: Corporate giants condemn anti-LGBT laws

From discriminatory adoption laws to denial of transgender healthcare, a rising number of US corporate giants are joining forces to protest about a slew of anti-LGBT+ state legislation. American Airlines, hotel giant, Marriott International, and footwear maker, Nike, were among 36 firms that spoke out this week, against a law allowing adoption agencies to turn […]

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 6th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. This year, 17 states and Washington DC, achieved the SEI’s […]

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

Last week, a coalition of organisations, including the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Modern Military Association of America, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union, and Palm Center, expressed disappointment that the final FY20 National Defense Authorization bill does not include the […]

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Anti-LGBTQ VanDyke

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Anti-LGBTQ VanDyke

On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), urged the Senate Judicary Committee to reject the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in light of his anti-LGBTQ history and a rare “unqualified” rating from the American Bar Association. “Lawrence VanDyke has made clear that he has no intention of upholding the […]

Mexico: Firms growing more LGBT+ friendly – Report

Mexico: Firms growing more LGBT+ friendly – Report

The number of Mexican companies with LGBT+ friendly work policies nearly doubled in the past year, a leading rights group reported on Thursday, showing the influence of U.S. corporations on local business partners to support gay and trans workers. The number grew to 120 from 69 the previous year, according to the annual Equidad MX […]

US cities hit record highs in LGBT+ protections, research shows

US cities hit record highs in LGBT+ protections, research shows

A record number of US cities earned perfect scores this year for LGBT+ legal protections, extending their laws and policies to include more gay and transgender people, a leading rights group said on Tuesday. This year, 88 cities scored 100 points on the Municipal Equality Index, up from 78 cities last year. and 11 cities […]