Human Rights

Human Rights

(L to R) U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry, Founder and CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Selisse Berry, and President of Walt Disney Resorts and Parks George Kalogridis at the Out & Equal Executive Forum Conference in San Francisco, March 22–24, 2016. Photo: Out & Equal
Politics
During his keynote speech to 90 senior LGBT and ally executives, Berry appealed to the business leaders why he believes they hold a key role in advancing LGBT rights around the world. ...
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Washington State Senator Pamila Jayapal, 37th District, Seattle
Politics
Pramila Jayapal worked for 20 years both internationally and domestically as an advocate for women, immigrants, civil and human rights. ...
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National
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Division of Human Rights has adopted new regulations that ban discrimination and harassment against transgender people. ...
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Seattle City Council Facebook Photo
Local Politics
Seattle City Council announced its tentative plan for committee assignments Friday, in preparation for work in 2016. ...
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Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
International
For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTI issues. ...
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Barbra Streisand is one of the 17 recipients
Entertainment
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions. ...
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Politics
Houston is the most diverse city in the country, but is also the only city of its size in the country lacking an equal rights ordinance. ...
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International Top News
Human Rights First believes that the passage of this bill would violate Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that was updated by the IOC. ...
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Politics Top News
The wave of anti-LGBT bills filed across the country continues to swell. Lawmakers have introduced more than 85 anti-LGBT bills in 28 state legislatures. ...
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International Top News
FRA and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted the second meeting of the Working Party on combating hate crime, with 24 EU Member States. ...
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