Tag Archives: HRC

Joe Biden: I Wish I’d Spoken Up About Trump Sooner

The New York Post reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden Saturday night told the audience at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner that he wished he trashed President Trump sooner. “Barack and I agreed we would be quiet for the first year to let the new administration get up and running,” Biden said. “God forgive me,” he said, making the …

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HRC President: We’re Going To Get Our Country Back

“We are going to get our country back. I have never seen in my career the kind of grassroots energy and activism like we see today. I really do believe if you fast forward two years, four years, five years, we will look back at this moment and see it as one of the great awakenings of our democracy. Marginalized …

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LGBT Groups Raise Alarm: We Must #StopKavanaugh

From Lambda Legal: Judge Kavanaugh would guarantee 40 more years of Trump’s values on the Supreme Court. Like every other judicial nominee who has a seal of approval from the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, Judge Kavanaugh shares Donald Trump’s same distorted view of the law. We have good reason to fear that Judge Kavanaugh will abuse his power …

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POLL: Half Of LGBTs Say They’re Closeted At Work

Bloomberg reports: A little more than half of LGBT workers say they’re comfortable being out at work, according to a study released today by the Human Rights Campaign. It’s roughly the same number as a decade ago, and it calls into question how well many big companies’ ubiquitous diversity initiatives are working. In the survey of 1,615 workers both gay …

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HRC Takes On The “Real” Mike Pence [VIDEO]

“Mike Pence has made a career out of attacking the rights and equal dignity of LGBTQ people, women and other marginalized communities. Now as vice president, he poses one of the greatest threats to equality in the history of our movement. With the world distracted by Donald Trump’s scandal-ridden White House, Mike Pence’s nefarious agenda has been allowed to fly …

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LGBT Groups Celebrate Defeat Of “Bigot” Roy Moore

From the Human Rights Campaign: “Tonight, in rejecting avowed bigot Roy Moore, Alabama voters solidified once and for all that attacking and demonizing the LGBTQ community is a sure-fire way to get yourself beat on Election Day,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama is monumental, and was made possible by the overwhelming and unprecedented, grassroots resistance …

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Hillary Blasts Trump Administration’s “Scary” Assault On LGBT Rights In Speech At HRC Annual Gala [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday blasted the Trump administration’s record on civil rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people during its first nine months, telling an audience of LGBT advocates in Washington “we have some tough battles ahead.” Clinton took aim at the White House’s efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act and ban …

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HRC Launches $26M Fund To Battle Trump

Time Magazine reports: The nation’s largest LGBT organization is setting aside $26 million to fund opposition to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the largest grassroots investment in the group’s 37-year history. The Human Rights Campaign’s move, which leaders are set to announce Tuesday, signals the group will ramp up spending on grassroots activism even after going all-in with Hillary Clinton in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Hearing, Day Four

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch yesterday completed his third and final day of questions from the Senate. Today we’ll hear from several panels of “outside witnesses” who either support or oppose his confirmation. In his defense we’ll hear from former judicial colleagues, law clerks, and law school professors. Among those testifying in opposition will be the Human Rights Campaign, the …

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Revenge Gifting In The Name Of Donald Trump

Via Business Insider: When John Tereska’s Trump-voting family members open their gifts from him on Christmas Day, they will get a shock. Inside pretty boxes they’ll find notes thanking them for making donations to organizations like Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club that support causes expected to come under attack from the new administration. “With my oldest brother, who I …

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LGBT Groups Condemn Repeal Of Charlotte Rights Ordinance, Demand Full Repeal Of Statewide Hate Law

From a joint statement issued this afternoon by the ACLU and Lambda Legal: “H.B. 2 was an unprecedented attack on the LGBT community, in particular against transgender people, and we are encouraged that its days are numbered,” said Sarah Gillooly, Policy Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. “It is imperative that the General Assembly hold up their end of …

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NOBODY LIKES HIM: Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson Takes Flack From Anti-LGBT AND LGBT Rights Group

Earlier today the Family Research Council denounced Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson for his role in opening up the Boy Scouts to gay members. The Human Rights Campaign this afternoon declared that Tillerson might actually be too anti-gay for the job. CNN reports: The Senate should take a hard look at ExxonMobil’s record on gay rights when it considers …

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Christian Site Gasps In Horror After Walmart Gets 100% Score In Human Rights Campaign Equality Index

From the oh-so-very anti-LGBT LifeSiteNews: For the first time ever, Walmart has scored a “perfect” 100 percent ranking on a leading homosexual lobby group’s “corporate scorecard,” meaning that to keep its score the retail giant will now cover transsexual employees’ “sex reassignment surgeries” as part of its healthcare coverage. The decidedly anti-social-conservative “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) is produced by Human …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Lesbian Couple Together For 50 Years Star In Ad For Attorney General Roy Cooper

From the Human Rights Campaign: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, released a new digital ad in North Carolina: “Lennie & Pearl for Roy Cooper.” The ad features Lennie Gerber …

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The HRC Revokes Endorsement Of GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Over Racist Attack On Family Of Rep. Tammy Duckworth

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin writes: After careful consideration, HRC’s Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors has taken the unprecedented step — a first in our 36-year history — of revoking an endorsement. We are a bipartisan organization and our staff and board make endorsement decisions based on a proven record of LGBTQ equality and a candidate’s ability to drive legislative …

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Pulse Survivor Stars In Pro-Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a new digital ad in Florida: “Ricardo.” It features Ricardo Negron-Almodovar, an Orlando resident and survivor of the tragic June attack on the Pulse nightclub, who emphasizes the importance of voting to make real change. Today is …

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New HRC Ad Lauds Hillary On LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Just in from the Human Rights Campaign: “Time and again Hillary Clinton has demonstrated through her words and actions that she is committed to fighting for full LGBTQ equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “All of the progress we’ve achieved is at stake in this election. While Donald Trump continues his hate-filled campaign and threatens to drag us backwards, Hillary …

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New HRC Ad Slams Trump On SCOTUS Picks [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a new ad highlighting presidential candidate Donald Trump’s alarming promise to appoint judges in the mold of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose tenure on the high court was defined by denying LGBTQ Americans their …

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