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The Struggle For LGBT Civil Rights Opens A New Southern Front

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:43 AM May 13, 2014
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What’s it like to be gay in Alabama? The Human Rights Campaign launches “the largest-ever coordinated campaign for equality in the history of the South” with this new video.

Actions

Sally Field Protests ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation With Letter About Her Gay Son

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:14 PM April 1, 2014
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Sally Field, the proud mother of a gay son, has taken a stand against the recent spate of “license to discriminate” bills being introduced in state legislatures.

Discrimination

Watch: Joe Biden Says ‘It’s Close To Barbaric’ LGBT People Can Be Fired For Being LGBT

by David Badash ● 9:19 AM March 24, 2014
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Joe Biden on Saturday told a Human Rights Campaign audience that “it’s close to barbaric” LGBT people can be fired “for who you love.”

Actions

Human Rights Campaign Asks Marriage Equality States To Recognize Utah Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:34 AM January 10, 2014
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“There is no legal reason to question the validity of these more than 1,300 marriages,” – HRC President Chad Griffin

Actions

San Francisco’s ‘Rainbow Honor Walk’ Is Finally A Reality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:54 AM December 29, 2013
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After nineteen years of planning, the first plaque in San Francisco’s Rainbow Honor Walk, honoring heroes of the LGBT movement, was unveiled this week.

International

Human Rights Campaign Goes Global — Will They Actually Help Or Just Be The Ugly American?

by Tanya Domi ● 1:31 PM December 21, 2013
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The Human Rights Campaign announced last month a new global initiative, but will the priorities and expertise of America’s largest domestic LGBT organization translate internationally?

Discrimination

Transgender High School Student Fights Back

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:29 AM November 14, 2013
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A transgender student in Texas was told he was not allowed to wear a tuxedo in his yearbook photo. Now the Southern Poverty Law Center has told the school board, “Not so fast.”

ENDA

Cindy McCain Signs HRC Petition Asking Senator John McCain To Support ENDA

by David Badash ● 4:42 PM October 25, 2013
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Cindy McCain just signed an HRC petition asking her husband, the Arizona Senator, to support ENDA. Then she posed for this picture.

Discrimination

Lesbian Fired On Wedding Day For Marrying Wants Apology From Catholic School

by David Badash ● 2:48 PM October 22, 2013
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Tippi McCullough, fired by a Catholic high school for marrying another woman, is now demanding an apology and the enactment of a non-discrimination policy from Mount St. Mary’s Academy.

News

President Obama And J Lo Headline HRC National Dinner (Photos)

by David Badash ● 10:30 AM October 6, 2013
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President Barack Obama was a surprise stand-in for Vice President Joe Biden, and Jennifer Lopez was the recipient of the 2013 Ally for Equality Award, at Saturday night’s HRC National Dinner.

Gay Agenda

Ohio Gays Go On Offense – But Freedom Ohio Is Not On Board

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:28 PM September 9, 2013
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A coalition of marriage equality groups kicked off a new campaigned today called Why Marriage Matters Ohio – but there’s one major player who is not on board.

Hate Groups

If You Believe In Equality, The Human Rights Campaign Wants To Send You A Gift

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:45 PM September 5, 2013
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An anti-equality hate group is fundraising using a ripoff of the famous HRC equality symbol. To fight back, the HRC would like to send you the real deal – FREE!

Marriage

Op-Ed: My Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell

by Guest Author ● 6:00 PM April 8, 2013
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Openly identified transman Bryan Ellicott became a target of several HRC staffers who asked him to remove the trans flag he was holding near the rally stage. Ellicott’s essay painfully outlines the deep animus broadly directed toward transgender people in America.

Gay Agenda

On Our Radar – LGBT Legal Groups Sacrifice Three-Year-Old Jacob For A More Favorable Venue

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:09 AM March 10, 2013
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As the special needs son of a lesbian couple, three-year-old Jacob’s rights should have been championed by the LGBT legal organizations. Instead, they sabotaged the lawsuit that would have granted him two legal parents. Today, the decision to sacrifice Jacob in the hopes of a more favorable venue, is On Our Radar.

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