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The Pulse of Our Movement

On the first day of Pride month, yet another transgender asylum seeker died after neglect in ICE custody. Her name was Johana Medina Leon.

Trans deaths are real deaths

For decades HRC has reported the violence and murders of our transgender community.

In a suburb just outside of Dallas, and to the disbelief of many - straight and LGBTQ- across the country, a transgender mural is painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop. The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, displaying an image of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (our foresisters) of the Stonewall Riots.

The anniversaries of May 17 are bittersweet

The anniversaries of May 17 are bittersweet.

When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities, anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And, May 17th was a reminder.

The other racism: Colorism

The other racism: Colorism.

America continues to struggle with its battle against white racism.  However, what’s not addressed is the internalized racism people of color struggle with too - consciously and unconsciously. And, it’s called “colorism” or  “intraracism."

Executive Director of San Diego Pride, Fernando Zweifach López: "I am Jewish"

Nothing can undo the hate, death, or violence any of our communities have faced over the generations, but we can stand shoulder to shoulder, ready to take action in our shared intersectional struggles as we all engage in our grand Legacy of Liberation.

My father, a devout Catholic man from Mexico, and my mother, a Jewish woman raised by Orthodox parents whose family left Russia and Austria respectively to escape persecution and death, each explained to me as a young person the discrimination I would face because my life encompassed these inherited identities.

City Council adopts Mayor Faulconer’s regulations for dockless scooters

City Council adopts Mayor Faulconer’s regulations for dockless scooters.

Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won unanimous City Council approval for new regulations for the dockless mobility industry that require companies to obtain permits and comply with new rules aimed at improving safety, such as limiting speeds in certain public spaces and staging the devices in designated corrals.