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Chad Griffin

Chad Griffin Announces Departure from Human Rights Campaign

Photo by Steve Dipaola/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9954466c) HRC president Chad Griffin speaks on behalf of HRC-endorsed candidate Carolyn Long, in Vancouver, Washington
Politics National
Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. ...
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Sen. Patty Murray Introduces Bill to End Anti-LGBTQ Credit Discrimination

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Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act (FDCA) of 2017, a bill to amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit credit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ...
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HRC to Honor Meryl Streep at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala

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Entertainment
The HRC Ally for Equality Award will recognize Meryl Streep for her outstanding efforts to publicly stand-up for the LGBTQ community. ...
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Murray, Booker Introduce Legislation to End Harmful, Fraudulent Anti-LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’

Politics Health
Sens. Patty Murray, Cory Booker and 16 of their Democratic colleagues introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, legislation to classify “conversion therapy” as a fraudulent practice. ...
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National Organizations Target ‘Conversion Therapy’ Quacks with Historic Federal Consumer Fraud Complaint

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“Conversion therapy” practices have for decades been linked to serious harm, including depression, substance abuse, and even suicide. ...
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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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HRC has announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. Clinton also has a long record as a champion for LGBT rights both in the U.S. and, notably, around the globe. ...
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Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at HRC Spring Equality Convention

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to military personnel at the Taiyo Community Center, Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2011. Vice President Biden met with key leaders during his nine-day tour through Asia to discuss a full range of bilateral, regional and international issues.
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Vice President Joe Biden will address the HRC boards, steering committees, staff, and volunteers at its Spring Equality Convention on March 6, 2015. ...
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State Department Announces Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT People

The special envoy will be tasked with advancing the State Department’s initiatives to protect the human rights of LGBT people, with responding to discrimination and violence against LGBT people, and with building partnerships with LGBT activists around the world.
Top News Politics
The State Department has indicated that the new human rights special envoy will be a career foreign service officer who is openly gay. ...
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Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Marc Jacobs, More Celebrate the Life of Alan Turing

The Imitation Game receives praise from LGBT groups, entertainers and newsmakers in Hollywood.
Entertainment
News anchor Anderson Cooper and several of the biggest names in the LGBT world, including luminaries in gay rights advocacy, media and entertainment, are speaking out in support of innovator, war hero and one of gay history's biggest heroes Alan Turing and The Imitation Game. ...
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Gay Apple CEO Tim Cook Donates to Southern Marriage Fund

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The personal donation by Cook is part of a three-year, $8.5 million campaign which was launched in April. ...
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