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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OUTBermuda and Allies Fight for Marriage Equality

While marriage equality is just one issue facing the LGBTQ+ community, OUTBermuda believes it is well positioned to provide a legal voice on a topic that has recently been handled like a political football in Bermuda. ...
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Seattle Mayor Begins ‘Extensive’ Citywide Review of Harassment and Discrimination Policies

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Politics Local
In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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HRC Suspends Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index Rating Based on TLDEF’s Anti-Discrimination Cases

Based on two successful proceedings brought by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart's Corporate Equality Index rating has been suspended by the HRC. ...
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The 5th Avenue Theatre to Present: Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!

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Proceeds from Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. ...
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Sen. Patty Murray Introduces Bill to End Anti-LGBTQ Credit Discrimination

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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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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LGBT Advocates Issue Revised Guidelines for Hospitals Treating Transgender Patients

An update has been released to the 2013 publication that provided guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. ...
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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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