Tag Archive | HRC

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 […]

HRC: 2019 MEI rating cities on LGBTQ Inclusion

HRC: 2019 MEI rating cities on LGBTQ Inclusion

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 88 cities across the US earned the highest possible score in the eighth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, policy and services. Cities and municipalities are meeting and […]

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has called on Congress to pass the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) to reauthorise the Higher Education Act. The College Affordability Act includes important protections for LGBTQ students. “No student should feel unsafe or unwelcome on any college campus,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The College Affordability Act would ensure LGBTQ […]

US: 4th Mississippi City Enacts LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protection

US: 4th Mississippi City Enacts LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protection

In the US, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has hailed Holly Springs Mayor, Kelvin Buck, and the Board of Aldermen, for enacting city-wide non-discrimination protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations, and employment. These protections will extend to nearly 8,000 residents in the city, nearly 80 percent of whom are […]