Profiles in Advocacy: Alliance San Diego

No doubt, 2013–14 were turbulent years for racial relations, due in no small part, to the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown and the subsequent lack of criminal justice.

Using "pseudoscience" to undermine same-sex parents

The paper has a straightforward title: "Emotional Problems Among Children With Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition." It's not hard to guess the conclusion of this research, released last month by Catholic University professor Paul Sullins: Kids with gay parents have more emotional problems than kids with straight parents, and it's because their parents are gay.

Civilities: How to prevent kids from learning to fear gay people

Dear Civilities: I guess it was bound to happen — and now it has. Our 9-year-old daughter, Mary (not her real name), has a new friend at school, and Mary invited her over for a play date. But this girl’s mom said she’s not allowed to come to our house because Mary has two mothers. This is the first time this has happened to us — I guess it’s kind of amazing it has taken this long — but Mary is upset and so is her friend, who would like to visit. How do we explain this to our daughter? Should we say something to her friend’s parents? — Name withheld, Queens (N.Y.)

Honoring Bayard Rustin

This year, HRC is spotlighting the voices of African-American LGBT leaders and allies as part of HRC’s Black History Month blog series. This post comes from Michael Long, editor of "I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters.”

Bayard Rustin, the brilliant organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, lived openly as a gay man. He became active in the gay and lesbian rights movement when his companion, Walter Naegle, nudged him to do so in the 1980s.

Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee to star in film featuring activist credited with Uganda’s anti-LGBT law

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) called on Senator Rand Paul and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to renounce their participation in an upcoming film featuring notorious anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively.

HRC calls out anti-gay Gambian President Jammeh

WASHINGTON, DC -- This week the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) ran a full-page advertisement in the local Potomac, MD newspaper The Gazette highlighting the horrific anti-LGBT human rights abuses of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh owns a home in the suburban community that is reported to be worth $3.5 million.

Advocates sound alarm on wave of new state bills that would chip away at equality

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a report and resource guide compiling more than two dozen new, sweeping and seemingly-coordinated pieces of legislation in more than a dozen states across the country—all geared toward undermining LGBT equality in a shroud of religious language.

Georgians fight against discrimination

HRC is on the ground in Georgia this week fighting anti-LGBT forces who are working to pass a religious refusal law through the Georgia General Assembly.

With local partners and leaders, including Georgia Equality and the “Georgians United Against Discrimination” coalition, HRC aims to defeat any efforts to pass a law that would severely undermine local LGBT non-discrimination protections.

California Faith for Equality to become part of Equality California

LOS ANGELES, California — Equality California and California Faith for Equality on Wednesday announced a historic new collaboration that will advance faith-based LGBT equality initiatives in California and across the country.

As a result, CFE’s renowned work will become a cornerstone initiative of EQCA and EQCA Institute, and CFE will become a special program within EQCA.

San Francisco Archdiocese to impose "moral clauses" on teachers and staff, even after work

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, appealed to the San Francisco Archdiocese to remove harsh anti-LGBT language from its new teachers' contract.