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Billy Porter, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and Melissa King Share a Message of Support

Billy Porter, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and Melissa King Share a Message of Support

Today, HRC shares a message of love and support with the launch of HRCares, a Virtual Care Package to our LGBTQ family featuring Pose’s Billy Porter, TLC stars Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, and chef and television personality Melissa King. Porter shares a special Spotify playlist featuring community favorites like Elton John, Shea Diamond and P!nk; Berkus and Brent give a message of support to those most impacted and at the frontline fighting COVID-19; chef Melissa King walks us through a…

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HRC responde a erupción de violencia contra LGBTQ en Puerto Rico

HRC responde a erupción de violencia contra LGBTQ en Puerto Rico

La Fundación Human Rights Campaign (HRC) respondió al reciente aumento dramático en asesinatos violentos de personas LGBTQ en Puerto Rico. Ha habido al menos 10 muertes de personas LGBTQ en los últimos 15 meses en la isla. Este es el mayor número de asesinatos que Puerto Rico ha visto en una década. Cinco muertes han ocurrido sólo en los últimos dos meses. Estas muertes más recientes representan la mayoría de las al menos nueve muertes violentas de personas transgénero y…

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HRC Responds to Rash of Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Puerto Rico

HRC Responds to Rash of Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Puerto Rico

HRC Foundation responded to the recent dramatic uptick in violent killings of LGBTQ people in Puerto Rico. There have been at least 10 deaths of LGBTQ individuals in the past 15 months on the island. This is the highest number of killings that Puerto Rico has seen in a decade. Five deaths have transpired over the past two months alone. These most recent deaths represent the majority of the at least nine violent deaths of transgender and gender non-conforming people…

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#AM_Equality: April 30, 2020

#AM_Equality: April 30, 2020

TONIGHT — HRC TO HOLD FIRST-EVER “AT HOME WITH HRC NASHVILLE,” A VIRTUAL EVENT HOSTED BY CMT’S CODY ALAN (@CodyAlan): Tonight at 6:00 p.m. CDT, HRC Nashville will be hosting a live-streamed virtual event, which will include remarks from HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid), local leaders in the LGBTQ community and a very special tribute to LGBTQ rights activist Blake Brockway. “At Home with HRC Nashville” will be live-streamed on HRC’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  HRC JOINS NATIVE SON AND…

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#AM_Equality: April 28, 2020

#AM_Equality: April 28, 2020

LGBTQ STUDENTS FACE DIFFICULT CHALLENGES WHEN RETURNING TO UNSUPPORTIVE HOMES DUE TO COVID-19: With many LGBTQ college students now at home and isolated from support structures on campus, professors, fellow students and advocates are working to find ways to ensure LGBTQ students receive support. “The LGBTQ community is more likely than the general population to face financial difficulties and health problems, especially if they lack support from their families, which could disadvantage them during the pandemic — and compound the…

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SNL star Bowen Yang reveals he had conversion ‘therapy’ when he was 17

SNL star Bowen Yang reveals he had conversion ‘therapy’ when he was 17

The comedian said he went in the hopes of mending his relationship with his parents. SNL star Bowen Yang has revealed that when he was 17 years old, he underwent gay ‘conversion’ therapy. Speaking to the New York Times, he said his sexuality had caused conflict with his parents. Yang said he told his parents about his sexuality when he was 17 on a messaging chat, which led to his father telling him that he’d booked Yang eight sessions with…

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Last year was the deadliest year on record on for the LGBTQ community in Ecuador

Last year was the deadliest year on record on for the LGBTQ community in Ecuador

There were 16 LGBTQ-related murders or violent deaths last year. 2019 was the deadliest year on record for Ecuador’s LGBTQ community, with 16 LGBTQ-related murders or violent deaths. In 2018, there were only two murders or violent deaths that targeted the LGBTQ community. The figures were released by the LGBTQ group Silueta X Association, and they said most of the victims were trans women. Although it’s unknown why there was a spike in attacks, some have speculated it’s to do…

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Bisexual woman tortured in Chechnya wants parents charged because of her ordeal

Bisexual woman tortured in Chechnya wants parents charged because of her ordeal

Aminat Lorsanova says her parents watched her get beaten. Aminat Lorsanova, a 22-year-old bisexual woman from Chechnya, is calling for her parents to charged following her torture in the Russian region. With the support of the Russian LGBT Network, Aminat managed to flee Chechnya, and now lives safely outside of Russia. And now VICE reports that she has filed charges with the Federal Investigative Committee of Russia against a clinic in Chechnya and against her parents. Aminat says that she…

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The BBC won’t uphold nearly 300 complaints over Strictly Come Dancing’s same-sex routine

The BBC won’t uphold nearly 300 complaints over Strictly Come Dancing’s same-sex routine

Nearly 300 people claimed to have been ‘offended’ by the routine. In its latest series, Strictly Come Dancing featured a same-sex routine between professional dancers Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima to Emeli Sande’s 2019 romantic pop anthem, Shine. The beautiful and touching routine won hearts across the nation. However, to some people, watching the sight of two men just dancing together claimed they were ‘offended.’ As a result, nearly 300 people complained to the BBC. However, the BBC’s recent…

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South Korea’s first openly transgender soldier to sue following dismissal

South Korea’s first openly transgender soldier to sue following dismissal

Byun Hui-soo accused the South Korean military of “deep-rooted intolerance.” The first ever soldier to come out as transgender while serving in the South Korean military has been discharged. Following the dismissal, Byun Hui-soo confirmed that she was going to take legal action against them. Under South Korean law, trans soldiers are not allowed to join the military, although there are no guidelines for what to do if someone begins to transition while serving. Byun had not planned to have…

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