Tag Archive | HRC

US: Senate Rejects Anti-trans Amendment

US: Senate Rejects Anti-trans Amendment

Yesterday (6th), the US Senate rejected an anti-trans amendment, offered by Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) during the Senate’s ‘vote-a-rama’ debate on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, that would deny federal funds in the bill to states and school districts that allow transgender girls to participate in […]

US: HRC – Congress Must Advance ‘Do No Harm Act’

US: HRC – Congress Must Advance ‘Do No Harm Act’

HRC [The Human Rights Campaign] urges Congress to advance legislation clarifying that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is intended to protect religious freedom, while ensuring it cannot be misused as a weapon of discrimination. The Do No Harm Act was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday, by Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA), […]

US: HRC – ‘Power of Equality’ Online LGBTQ Inaugural Event

US: HRC – ‘Power of Equality’ Online LGBTQ Inaugural Event

The Human Rights Campaign has announced that it will be broadcasting an online premier inaugural event, on January 20th, to commemorate the historic election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Featured special guests and performances include Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning actor, singer and activist Billy Porter; Tony Award-nominees Lauren Patten and DeAnne Stewart – […]

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief for Texas LGBTQ Workers

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief for Texas LGBTQ Workers

In the US, the Human Rights Campaign filed a brief as amicus curaie, or ‘friend of the court,’ to the Texas 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case, Tarrant County Community College v. Sims, addresses the scope of protections against discrimination for LGBTQ workers, under Texas state law. HRC is represented on the brief and […]

US: HRC – 9th Annual Municipal Equality Index

US: HRC – 9th Annual Municipal Equality Index

In the US, a record-setting national average shows that localities continue to lead the way on equality, even in times of national crisis, and absent state and federal leadership HRC Foundation released its ninth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which is the only US nationwide assessment of LGBTQ equality regarding municipal policy, law, and services.

US: HRC and WarnerMedia Launch Campaign for Trans and Non-Binary

US: HRC and WarnerMedia Launch Campaign for Trans and Non-Binary

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, recently announced a collaboration with WarnerMedia, on a public service announcement campaign to lift up the voices and stories of transgender and non-binary people. The campaign works to break the connection between anti-trans stigma and violence against the transgender and non-binary community, […]

US: HRC Opposes Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

US: HRC Opposes Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

In the US, the Human Rights Campaign has responded to reports that Amy Coney Barrett will be Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court. “The last four years have been an assault on the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people across the country, led by Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell’s prioritization of […]

US Elections: HRC concludes 5-day LGBTQ ‘Pride Organizing Olympics’

US Elections: HRC concludes 5-day LGBTQ ‘Pride Organizing Olympics’

GOING FOR THE GOLD: America’s largest LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have concluded a 5-day ‘Pride Organizing Olympics’ that involved staff and volunteers reaching out to Equality Voters in key target states. Their staff on the ground are targeting over 10 million Americans who vote on pro-equality LGBTQ issues. The Pride Organizing […]

Report: LGBTQ People and Interpersonal Violence during COVID-19

Report: LGBTQ People and Interpersonal Violence during COVID-19

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation, recently released LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19, which demonstrates the disparities in rates of intimate partner violence between LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ communities, shows how these rates are likely to increase during COVID-19, and offers solutions to address these rising […]

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 […]