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Newsweek: Desperately Seeking Freedom

Newsweek has just published a new story on the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seeking asylum in the United States, and highlights an Immigration Equality client and the organization’s work to assist LGBT asylum seekers.

Special World AIDS Day Event with President Bill Clinton

On Tuesday, December 1, The Clinton Foundation and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will host a World AIDS day event featuring President Clinton. Clinton will discuss the current AIDS crisis and the progress both organizations have made in the fight against AIDS.

Further Guidance on End of HIV Ban

Until January 4, 2010, USCIS won’t deny applications based solely on HIV; after that date there will be no need for waivers and HIV will not be part of the medical exam, and there will not be refunds for waiver fees already paid.

Coming Together as ONE Launches on Eve of World AIDS Day 2009

As individuals, communities and organizations across the globe get ready to mark World AIDS Day 2009, ONE is launching "Coming Together as ONE" -- a new PSA campaign designed to mobilize young people to get involved in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.

Political Cartoonist Earl Storm Hosts HRC Fundraiser

Quack City and Earl Storm will host a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign and a Book-Signing of his newly published collection of works from the popular internet political cartoon featuring Buckminster Duck.

Transgender Lives Matter, Too

Each time I heard how a brother, sister, or gender-variant sibling of mine was strangled, stabbed, tortured, thrown from a moving vehicle, beaten, run over by a car, decapitated, raped, burned, dismembered, riddled with bullets and left dead or dying I knew a part of my soul and, indeed, a part of humanity, had died with them.

A Message of Thanks

As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, all of us at Immigration Equality are enormously grateful to have you as part of our extended family. This year, especially, we have an amazing record to celebrate together.

Giving Thanks to All U.S. Troops

There are men and women who don't get that opportunity to spend time with their families during such a traditional holiday, because they are protecting the freedom of people like you and me. I have had the pleasure and privilege of being one of those people.