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Why I Find Andrew Sullivan to Be Insufferable

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

While it is true that the struggle for marriage equality predates the Proposition 8 case and its aftermath, it also predates Andrew Sullivan.

Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizes Ellen Page's Coming Out Speech

Reductress | Posted 04.20.2014 | Comedy

At an impromptu rally outside LA's ACLU headquarters, Shia LaBeouf took to the podium to announce that he is a lesbian, apparently using vast swaths of Ellen Page's recent coming out speech at an HRC event.

Broadway Diva, Publishing Icon Honored For LGBT Advocacy In NYC

Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell received top honors at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2014 G...

Utah's Gay Marriage Ban. Worth it?

Reed Abplanalp-Cowan | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Reed Abplanalp-Cowan

Today, learning that a federal judge has declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, I wonder where my one-time friend Beverly Evans is and if she regrets the vote that denied me equal rights.

Believe or Die: 4 Member States of the Human Rights Council Where Apostasy Means Death

Bob Churchill | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Bob Churchill

What the report itself did not do was to compare these 77 countries posing "severe" or even "grave" problems, with the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Let's do that now!

Guess Which Legendary Pop Diva Joined HRC's New Campaign For Russia's LGBT Community

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Madonna has joined the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) new "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirt campaign in support of Russia's beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexu...

'Evaluated' to Be Yourself: Ukraine's Flawed Gender Recognition Procedure

Anna Kirey | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Anna Kirey

Order No. 60 of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health Protection requires transgender people to first undergo 30 to 45 days of confinement in a psychiatric institution to be diagnosed with "transsexualism."

Boehner Attacked For Securing Meeting Space For Anti-Gay Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

A move by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to grant meeting space in the U.S. Capitol to a group that has lavishly praised Russia's law against "ho...

Our Next Generation of Leaders: HBCU Students Advancing Change

Sultan Shakir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sultan Shakir

Beginning this past weekend, 30 students from 14 states and 22 institutions attended HRC's HBCU LGBT Leadership and Career Summit. The annual summit is part of a yearlong effort that fosters an effective group of LGBT student leaders at HBCUs.

It's Time to Face Facts on HIV/AIDS

Chad Griffin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

Even as a rising tide lifts support for LGBT equality all across the country, who you are and where you live still has an enormous impact on how HIV/AIDS is likely to affect your life.

Look Out, Your Hate is Showing: Homophobia is Alive and Well

Jenny Block | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

On Sunday night, I went to the True Colors concert tour stop in Dallas. It was like Gay Pride with better music. You could be as out as you want to be there with no need for worry. Or so I thought.

Falling Rocks: 33 Years and Finally IRS Justice for Gay Couples

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

For decades, LGBT employees have had to bear major tax burdens with none of the benefits. We have carried large tax rocks on our backs for our entire tax-paying lives. Yesterday those boulders and rocks cracked in two and fell into the abyss of history.

Poll Reveals Surprising Misconceptions About Anti-Gay Discrimination In The U.S.

Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A solid majority of Americans believe that businesses should not be able to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, bu...

Lunch With Allyson Robinson

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Many in the trans community had a hard time coming to terms with the idea that adding other requirements to the repeal of DADT, such as open trans service, was not really the same fight. As Allyson also was transgender, I had presumed that she would have the same opinion.

Why Facebook Is Turning Red Again

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is taking over Facebook again after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay rights activists on Wednesday in a pair of...

How Support for Marriage Equality Went Viral on Facebook

Anastasia Khoo | Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News
Anastasia Khoo

In March, Facebook went red for marriage equality as millions of people around the world changed their profile pictures in unity to the Human Rights Campaign's logo. No one at HRC, myself included, imagined the response would become as big as it did.

Freedom to Work and the New LGBT Advocacy Paradigm

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

National organizations that are structured more like campaigns, or that serve one particular community or cause, along with the legal organizations and the research organizations, have been increasingly effective relative to the multi-issue organizations. The question is why.

Waiting for the Supremes: There Is 'More Than Marriage' on the Equality Agenda

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

There remain all the civil liberty and economic empowerment issues that attach to being an American citizen, whether one is gay, trans, or queer in the broadest sense, and whether or not one is in a relationship, for better or for worse.

HRC And My Marriage

Jay Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Brown

My wife Kendra and I are acutely aware of the glacial speed with which HRC came to embrace the "T" in "LGBT." But since 2007 -- and even before then -- HRC has done more for transgender Americans than they're ever credited with doing.

Facebook War: Blue Crosses Fight Red Equal Signs

Sally Hansell | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Sally Hansell

I was surprised to read in the Marietta Daily Journal that students at one high school in Cobb County, Ga., are posting blue Christian cross signs as their Facebook profile images to combat the red equal signs that show support for marriage equality. But it makes perfect sense.

Gay Rights Group Apologizes After Being Called 'Transphobic' At SCOTUS Protests

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has issued an apology for a pair of "unfortunate incidents" th...

Even After All These Years, HRC Still Doesn't Get It

Rebecca Juro | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

This has been a pattern with HRC over the years: proactively taking steps to publicly promote the idea that they're trans-inclusive and supportive, but then quickly throwing those ideals and the promises they represent out the window the moment they become a little inconvenient.

Moving Past Détente Between The HRC And The Trans Community

Autumn Sandeen | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Autumn Sandeen

The HRC can do more than they have to build credibility among trans people, as well as to trans intra- and extra-community allies, so incidents such as this one regarding the transgender pride flag incident doesn't resonate as negatively in the way this incident did.

Leaning In and Coming Out: A Historic Week for LGBT People

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

I came to understand I was uniquely positioned to make a contribution (as are all gay people in these historic times) because I appreciated the unique gift of being born gay. I always "leaned in" by coming out and staying out.

Lady In Red: The Woman Behind The Red Equal Sign

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 05.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases challenging Prop 8 and DOMA social media outlets were covered in red in support of marriage equality. Meet the talent behind the red: Anastasia Khoo, Marketing Director for the Human Rights Campaign.