Human Rights

Human Rights

Randy Berry, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons. Photo: nationwideradiojm.com
Politics
Randy Berry will complete his first year as the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons on April 15. ...
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(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
Politics Local
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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Top News International
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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Top News Politics
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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