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HRC: Launch of In-Home HIV Test Kit Programme

HRC: Launch of In-Home HIV Test Kit Programme

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a US-based LGBTQ+ civil rights organisation, in partnership with Us Helping Us, launched the United States’ first national in-home HIV testing programme, centred around reaching communities disproportionately impacted by HIV: Black and Latinx gay, bisexual men, and transgender women of colour. Also, for the first time in its history, […]

US: HRC – Pulse Massacre 5th Anniversary

US: HRC – Pulse Massacre 5th Anniversary

Yesterday, 12th June, was the 5th anniversary of the PULSE Massacre in Orlando. In commemoration of the lives lost, Human Rights Campaign Foundation President, Alphonso David, issued the following statement: Five years ago, 49 people, most of them Latinx, Black and LGBTQ, were killed in a terrible act of violence at the Pulse Nightclub in […]

US: Anti-LGBTQ Education Bill Vetoed

US: Anti-LGBTQ Education Bill Vetoed

In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey has vetoed Senate Bill 1456 – discriminatory legislation that would have affected not only sex education material, but all learning materials in the classroom, and made it harder for LGBTQ kids to see themselves in school curriculum. The Human Rights Campaign opposed SB 1456, which would have required that parents […]

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 […]