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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: South Dakota Gov. Noem Signs Religious Refusal Bill

US: South Dakota Gov. Noem Signs Religious Refusal Bill

On Wednesday [last], South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 124, a religious refusal bill, that could grant a licence to discriminate against LGBTQ people, across a wide range of goods and services, in South Dakota. In 2015, then-Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, signed a similar piece of legislation into law, that encouraged widespread […]

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 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 […]

LGBT+ Americans bear brunt of pandemic’s economic crash

LGBT+ Americans bear brunt of pandemic’s economic crash

Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is having a harsher impact on LGBT+ Americans than on the general population, said a survey released on Friday, showing gay and trans people 30% more likely to have lost their jobs since May. LGBT+ employees are 20% more likely to have had hours reduced than their straight colleagues, […]

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 […]

LGBT+ Rights Advocates call Trump’s pledge ‘a lie’

LGBT+ Rights Advocates call Trump’s pledge ‘a lie’

US President Donald Trump pledged this week to help end the criminalisation of homosexuality globally, but LGBT+ rights advocates took a dim view of his speech at the United Nations, accusing him of rolling back protections at home. Trump, in his address to world leaders on Tuesday, said: “We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people […]

US: Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women

US: Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women

(Reuters) – Protesters chanting “black trans lives matter” and “we will not be erased” on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States, and decried the Trump administration’s proposals to reverse transgender rights. Three black transgender women died of gunshot wounds within five days this month in Cleveland, […]