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Since 2005, Panic! At The Disco has released five studio albums since 2005 with Urie as the lead singer. The band is currently on tour promoting their fifth album “Death of a Bacehlor”, which is nominated for the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, their second Grammy nomination since 2009.

Panic! At The Disco has been an active supporter of HRC in the past, collaborating on a t-shirt to go along with their single “Girls/Girls/Boys”. Urie has been very outspoken about promoting equality in the LGBTQ community, and has also been an advocate for normalizing the idea of sexual fluidity. “I feel like [sexual fluidity] should be celebrated. There’s no shame in it,” Urie told Advocate in 2014. “And if I can help shed some light on that fact, then great.”

The Equality Rocks campaign is sparking a conversation about love, fairness and equality around the globe. To join, visit www.hrc.org/EqualityRocks.

To tune into the artists who rock for equality, including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence and the Machine, Phoenix, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, Sleater-Kinney, and Animal Collective, follow HRC on Spotify now.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:44 pm

Post submitted by Senior Global Programs Officer Jay Gilliam

An overflow crowd of Congressional staffers heard the powerful and moving stories of LGBTQ refugees during a Capitol Hill briefing this week organized by the LGBT Equality Caucus, with assistance from HRC and Human Rights First. The briefing, moderated by HRC Global Director Ty Cobb, brought together LGBTQ people from the Middle East and U.S. refugee policy experts to examine the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order on LGBTQ refugees, and ways to support them.

Even under the best circumstances, LGBTQ refugees face enormous challenges when fleeing persecution and violence. Yet the Trump Administration’s executive orders on refugees and immigrants make the process even more difficult. The orders essentially shut the door on LGBTQ people trying to flee some of the most homophobic and transphobic countries in the world.

Joining HRC’s Cobb for the panel were Jennifer Quigley of Human Rights First, Ayaz Shalal from Iraq (who participated via Skype), Arsham Parsi from Canada-based Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, Mona Siam of Jordan, and Samia Bhatti from Pakistan, who is currently at watchdog organization Freedom House.

The briefing offered an opportunity to share stories about how the Trump Administration’s policies have negatively impacted LGBTQ refugees. For many, leaving home can mean the difference between life or death. Bhatti, a transgender woman who fled Pakistan, said, “I was vulnerable and not feeling safe, even when just going to the grocery store. If I had been banned coming to the U.S., I’m sure I would be dead today.”

Simply getting out of the country and resettling can take years and is fraught with peril. Siam spoke about how refugees like her often face violence while waiting to relocate to a safe country. “We are afraid to be caught in a system that will persecute us,” she said. “So we hide in isolation, afraid to get stuck in unsafe refugee camps.”

In reducing the number of refugees the U.S. will accept, Trump’s executive order cuts deeply into a program that has saved the lives of so many LGBTQ people. It also pauses the program for several months, effectively blocking entry to all people from seven countries that have been among the most dangerous for LGBTQ people.

The order’s rushed implementation has added on to that harm. Parsi witnessed this firsthand supporting refugees through his organization. He noted that refugees “didn’t know what happened in the first days of the Executive Order. [Because of that], many considered suicide.”

Even LGBTQ people from banned countries who are not fleeing their homeland, but simply visiting the U.S., have been affected. Ayaz Shalal, a gay Iraqi human rights activist, was invited to participate in HRC’s Global Innovative Advocacy Summit with other LGBTQ advocates from around the world but is now unable to attend. The work he does for his organization will suffer because of it, he said. “I can’t find supporters for my work. Nor can I share with people about the work we’re doing and learn about others’ work.”

Despite the life-threatening consequences of Trump’s Executive Order, and his missed opportunity to support the global LGBTQ movement, participants said they still see paths to making things better. Panelists encouraged participants, including congressional staff members, to highlight the important issue of vulnerability when discussing LGBTQ refugees with Members of Congress.  

Quigley, of Human Rights First, said that the acute vulnerability of all refugees is what is important. Despite the Trump administration’s assertions to the contrary, “religious persecution is just one part of the overall vulnerability that many different kinds of refugees face,” she said.

Panelists also encouraged congressional staff to urge their bosses to stand up to the administration against this discriminatory order and introduce legislation that affirms protection for LGBTQ refugees.

HRC is committed to continuing to elevate the personal stories of LGBTQ refugees to ensure that there is a face to the negative effects of this executive order.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: February 24, 2017, 10:13 pm

“Tupelo is an awesome town. I actually spoke here, told my story.”

Hayden, a transgender man, has joined HRC’s new #LoveYourNeighbor campaign, a video storytelling series focused on sharing the stories of LGBTQ and allied people in Tupelo, Mississippi. He shares the ups and downs of his decision to come out and transition with the hopes of creating a climate in his hometown that facilitates love and acceptance.

“To me, loving my neighbor is loving everyone; listening to their story,” Hayden said. “I always tell people I’m very open, so ask questions and I will tell you the truth. I’m never gonna hide...no matter how hard I think it’s going to be.”

When he first began his transition 11 years ago, his wife feared for his safety as she was unsure of the reactions or potential hostility with which Hayden would be met. Not one to be knocked down, Hayden emphasized education, conversation and openness as key tools to help change hearts and minds.

“The more we get out there and the more we talk to people and the more we get people involved and we really show them that we really are just normal people -- I really think that’s the way to really get people to really open and change their minds.”

On Tuesday, March 7, the #LoveYourNeighbor campaign will culminate with a town hall discussion in Tupelo featuring all seven videos of the participants. You can learn more about the town hall here.

In 2014, HRC launched Project One America, a comprehensive multi-year effort to dramatically expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.


Author: Emily Roberts
Posted: February 24, 2017, 8:00 pm

Post submitted by HRC Communications Assistant Adamma Izuegbunam

On Wednesday, a vigil was held in South Chicago for Tiara Richmond, a transgender woman of color that was killed on Tuesday.

Richmond, also known as Keke Collier, 24, was fatally shot in Englewood on the morning of February 21, according to the Chicago Tribune. Police and a local report from ABC initially misgendered Richmond as male; this article has since been removed.

In 2012, Tiffany Golden and Paige Clay, both transgender women of color, were also victims of violence on the same street where Tiara lost her life. These cases remain unsolved. Two rallies in the city are planned that will honor Richmond and respond to Trump's recent rollback of federal guidelines enacted by the Obama administration to ensure the protection and dignity of transgender students.

In 2016, advocates tracked at least 22 deaths of transgender people in the U.S. due to fatal violence, the most ever recorded. At least three other transgender people have been killed this year – all women of color.

HRC extends condolences to Richmond’s family, friends, and community.

For more information on addressing anti-transgender violence, visit hrc.org/trans-violence.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: February 24, 2017, 7:32 pm

Post submitted by HRC Global Fellow Diego Mora and translated by HRC Global Intern Javier Cifuentes

Although Colombia has made significant progress with regards to LGBTQ rights, LGBTQ Colombians continue to be the target of human rights violations. On Tuesday, Colombian civil society organizations Colombia Diversa, Caribbean Afirmativo and the Santamaría Foundation hosted a panel in Washington, D.C., to discuss their newly released report, which collects and summarizes data on the violence against LGBTQ people in Colombia.

This report is part of the extensive work being done by civil society organizations to lobby for public policies that address these issues.

The report found that homicides committed against LGBTQ people continue to increase each year, and that in 2015, there were a total of 110 deaths -- the highest number since 2012. Forty-three of the cases were directly linked to prejudice based on the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

According to the report, gay men reported the most instances of violence, and more than half of the fifty-two murders recorded occurred in the victim’s home. Transgender women also faced high levels of violence, especially when engaging in sex work. Panel member Déborah Skenassy, Executive Director of the Santamaría Foundation, said that "of the 269 cases of violence against trans women since 2012, more than half were closed without justification and do not count on legal arguments." Nine human rights defenders were also killed in 2015.

"Colombia has become the first country to recognize LGBTQ people as victims of armed conflict in the framework of a peace process," said Wilson Castañeda, Director of Caribe Afirmativo, referring to revelations about the crimes committed against the LGBTQ community that came out during peace talks between the Colombian government and armed guerrilla rebels. "Four thousand LGBTQ people and more than 7,000 acts of violence, including murders, forced displacement and threats, are recognized in the process."

The advances made by the LGBTQ community are being threatened not only in Colombia, but also throughout Latin America with the emergence of anti-equality movements led by Christian and evangelical churches in countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Mexico.

“It is important to work in the mobilization of other voices and discourses related to the rights of the LGBTQ population, strengthen alliances with other movements such as the women, youth and afro movements, and change the way we communicate and create a regional strategy that can deal with the opposition,” Marcela Sánchez, Director of Colombia Diversa said.

Sánchez also said that anti-equality advocates are looking to discredit the work of LGBTQ rights advocates who have made great strides in the last ten years.

HRC is currently hosting HRC Global Fellow and McCain Institute Next Generation Leader Diego Mora from Bogota, Colombia. During his time at HRC, Diego has continued to monitor the situation for LGBTQ individuals in Colombia, particularly those living with HIV. HRC is committed to advocating for the rights of LGBTQ people in Colombia, elsewhere in Latin America and around the globe. Read more about our work here.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: February 24, 2017, 7:19 pm

Post submitted by Associate Regional Field Director Ryan Rowe

On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee overwhelming voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 478, which would add gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination law. The 15-2 vote came a day after a marathon hearing with dozens of supporters testifying in favor of the vital legislation.

In 1998, New Hampshire became a leader in equality, adding sexual orientation to its Law of Discrimination, which also provides protections based on race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age and sex in the areas of public accommodations, housing and employment. But it now lags behind all other New England states because it does not include protections for its transgender residents.​

The overwhelming support is a positive step toward making history in New Hampshire by updating its non-discrimination to protect the entire LGBTQ​ community.

At the hearing, the committee heard moving testimony from people across the state. Transgender residents spoke about the importance of these protections and how not having them has deeply harmed them, their families and communities. They testified along with business leaders, doctors, therapists, faith leaders and law enforcement officials. They called for this common sense expansion of the law to protect some of New Hampshire's most vulnerable people. 

“Over my years in the legislature, I can recall few bills that have brought together a larger and more diverse coalition of stakeholders than HB 478,” Rep. Caroletta Alicea, D-Boscawen, told the committee.  

The bill now moves to the state's H​ouse of Representatives, where a vote that is expected before or on March 9. HRC's Associate Regional Field Director, Ryan Rowe, has been on the ground working with a coalition of national and local advocacy groups that include GLAD, Freedom for All Americans, the New Hampshire ACLU, Transgender New Hampshire, and Rights and Democracy New Hampshire to help pass HB 478.

We now have a short window to ensure that House members who have not yet decided to support HB 478 hear the voices of fair-minded Granite Staters. And so we still need your help!

If you or someone you know lives in New Hampshire and would like to be involved, please contact ryan.rowe@hrc.org or click here for more information.

Above: People from across the state showed up for the hearing and rallied outside of Legislative Office Building in New Hampshire to show their support. 

Below:  HRC's Ryan Rowe with fellow Freedom New Hampshire steering committee member and Director of PFLAG New Hampshire, Gerri Cannon. 

HRC's Ryan Rowe with fellow Freedom New Hampshire steering committee member and Director of PFLAG New Hampshire, Gerri Cannon.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: February 24, 2017, 4:24 pm

The Oscars could be a huge night for Moonlight, the breakout film that tells the story of a young black gay man. The film is nominated for eight awards, including Motion Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Original Score and Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

The film is inspired by the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. HRC recently sat down with the film’s writer and director, Barry Jenkins, as well as McCraney, to discuss the groundbreaking film and the issues of bullying and masculinity. Richard Brody of The New Yorker said, “Blasting aside conventions, archetypes, and stereotypes, Jenkins conjures the birth of an individual’s consciousness, the forging of a complex and multifaceted identity; he restores complexity to the very idea of identity, of the multiplicity as well as the singularity of being oneself—and he conveys his own primordial sense of wonder that art itself can conjure it.” Moonlight is the winner of the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

HRC honored Moonlight with the HRC Visionary Arts Award at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala earlier this month.

That same night, HRC honored critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning actress Meryl Streep with HRC Ally for Equality Award. Streep is nominated for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins, becoming the most nominated actress in Oscar’s history.


Author: Hayley Miller
Posted: February 24, 2017, 3:05 pm

“THE GOVERNMENT… IS NO LONGER STANDING UP FOR TRANS YOUNG PEOPLE”: In an interview with MSNBC’s Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander), HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind protective guidance for transgender students. Griffin called out President Trump yesterday as a “bully” who is sending a message to transgender youth all across this country that their leader is “no longer standing up for transgender young people.” Under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education this week revoked the Obama Administration’s guidance detailing schools’ obligations to transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. While students are still entitled to the legal protections guaranteed by Title IX, the action obfuscates schools’ obligations to transgender youth -- who face disproportionately high rates of bullying, harassment and discrimination -- and sends a dangerous message that the current administration will not enforce inclusive policies or stand up for them at school. Watch here.

"It's outrageous that this president undermined protections for transgender young people."–@HRC President @ChadHGriffin #ProtectTransKids pic.twitter.com/Ns8ZgL0caJ

— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) February 23, 2017
  • #WheresIvanka?: While characterized in the media as a check on Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ policymaking urges, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner appeared to be AWOL in the decision to rescind this critical guidance. More from Politico.
  • USA Today’s Josh Rivera (@Josh1Rivera) spoke with Amber and Adam Biggle, parents of a transgender child, about their forceful advocacy and the letter they and more than 1,000 parents sent to President Trump condemning the Administration’s action. More from USA Today.
  • In an oped for Teen Vogue, HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) sent a powerful message to transgender students concerned about their safety in the wake of Trump’s decision. “It’s easy to think that as transgender people or as young people that your voice doesn’t matter. But it does,” McBride writes. “Throughout our country, we’ve seen the power of one voice to change a school, a home, or a workplace.” Read the full piece at Teen Vogue.
  • Editorial Boards #CallItOut: The New York Times, “President Trump Breaks a Promise on Transgender Rights;” The Washington Post, “The White House Just Told Transgender Students They’re on Their Own;” The Los Angeles Times, “Trump Claims to Support LGBT Rights. Just Not for Transgender Youths”
  • Celebrities and public figures are also speaking out against the Trump’s decision: Those using their platforms to #ProtectTransKids include former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon, Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner, Ariana Grande, Jazz Jennings, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Laverne Cox, Beyoncé, Ellen Page, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Janet Mock and Seth Meyers. More from ABC.
  • Corporate allies stand up for transgender kids: Apple, Uber, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, Uber, Lyft and Google have all called out this decision. More from PRWeek and Politico.

FRIDAY FEATURE: Members of HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council, a coalition of the nation’s leading parent-advocates working for equality and fairness for transgender people, sent a letter to President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Education Secretary Betsy Devos asking for a meeting about their troubling decision to revoke protections for transgender children. They write:

This week, you rescinded guidance that had clarified schools’ obligations to protect transgender students -- students like our children. We are heartbroken and scared about what this means for them. We respectfully request an opportunity to meet with you face-to-face to discuss the impact of your decision on our children’s lives. This action exposes transgender students to harassment and discrimination in their own classrooms, places they should feel safe and able to learn.

Read the full letter here.

“NEW” BILL IN NC RETAINS WORST OF STATE’S ANTI-LGBTQ HB2 LAW: Yesterday, HRC and Equality NC unmasked a Republican-led proposal -- HB 186 -- as simply “HB2.0”, a measure that would double down on the most discriminatory provisions of North Carolina’s HB2 law. Among a host of discriminatory and troubling measures, the proposal -- introduced by State Rep. Chuck McGrady -- would prevent cities from passing meaningful non-discrimination protections by forbidding them from passing ordinances ensuring transgender people have access to restrooms. It would also bar cities from implementing policies that stop taxpayer funds from being used by contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ people. And it would impose new and unnecessary penalties for crimes committed in restrooms, and create a mechanism for non-discrimination ordinances to be subject to a burdensome referendum process. More from NC Policy Watch.

  • We couldn’t agree more: The Charlotte Observer’s Editorial Board called out the HB2.0 proposal for what it is -- a bill that perpetuates discrimination and harms the LGBTQ community. The board writes, “Basic human rights should not be up for a vote.” Read the full piece from The Charlotte Observer.

SHAME -- ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN LOCAL NONDISCRIM ORDINANCE: Yesterday, HRC blasted the Arkansas Supreme Court for striking down a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance, approved by Fayetteville voters in 2015, includes protections for LGBTQ people in housing, employment and public accommodations. This ruling removes these protections for LGBTQ people in Fayetteville, further opening up Arkansans to discrimination. “Let’s be clear, the state’s preemption law is unconstitutional. This ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court is an attack on LGBTQ Arkansans and takes away hard-won protections approved by voters in Fayetteville,” said Kendra R. Johnson, HRC Arkansas state director. “Removing these protections leaves LGBTQ people without local, municipal or state protections, putting them at heightened  risk of discrimination as they simply go about their daily lives.” More from HRC and The Associated Press.

GEORGIA GOV SAYS NO DEAL ON ANTI-LGBTQ BILL PROPOSAL: At a press conference yesterday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal left no doubt about his opposition to a revived so-called “religious liberty” measure, signaling he would veto the discriminatory bill if it made it to his desk. “I didn’t want there to be any confusion about where I stand on the RFRA bill: I have no desire or appetite to entertain that legislation,” Deal said, referring to a one-page proposal introduced this week. More from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

KENYA OFFERS SAFE HAVEN FOR LGBTQ REFUGEES: It is one of the few African nations to welcome LGBTQ refugees -- with 90 percent of refugees coming from neighboring Uganda. More from The Guardian.

Have news? Send us your news and tips at AMEquality@hrc.org. Click here to subscribe to #AM_Equality and follow @HRC for all the latest news. Thanks for reading!


Author: HRC staff
Posted: February 24, 2017, 2:49 pm

Today, HRC blasted the Arkansas Supreme Court for striking down a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance, approved by Fayetteville voters in September of 2015, includes protections for LGBTQ people in housing, employment and public accommodations. This ruling removes these protections for LGBTQ people in Fayetteville, further opening up Arkansans to discrimination.

“Let’s be clear, the state’s preemption law is unconstitutional. This ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court is an attack on LGBTQ Arkansans and takes away hard-won protections approved by voters in Fayetteville,” said Kendra R. Johnson, HRC Arkansas state director. “Fayetteville’s leaders and citizens chose to protect their friends and neighbors when their representatives in Little Rock would not. Removing these protections leaves LGBTQ people without local, municipal or state protections, putting them at heightened  risk of discrimination as they simply go about their daily lives. We oppose this harmful ruling.”

In February of 2015, the Arkansas legislature passed a law that banned cities from passing their own municipal protections for LGBTQ people -- one of only three such laws in the country, including the reviled HB2 in North Carolina. This preemption law is a blatant attack on LGBTQ people and takes away the right of communities to protect their citizens when the state government will not.

In 2014, HRC launched Project One America, an initiative geared towards advancing social, institutional and legal equality in Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi. HRC Arkansas continues to work to advance equality for LGBTQ Arkansans who have no state level protections in housing, workplace, or public accommodations. Through HRC Arkansas, we are working toward a future of fairness every day -- changing hearts, minds and laws toward achieving full equality.


Author: Nick Morrow
Posted: February 23, 2017, 10:32 pm

HRC Foundation released a first-of-its-kind web video exclusively featuring fathers of transgender children describing their experiences. The video also highlights the fear and hurt their families face due to anti-transgender prejudice and policies.

The fathers highlighted in video include JR Ford of Washington, D.C.; Joe Ghartey of New York; Wayne Maines of Maine, whose family’s story was also featured in a recent best-selling book, “Becoming Nicole,” and Keith Thomas, of North Carolina, a state that lies at the center of the debate over transgender equality following passage of the discriminatory HB2. The dads discuss their families’ journeys and the hopes and fears they have for their transgender children.

“Supportive parents can make all the difference in the lives and wellbeing of transgender children,” said Jay Brown, HRC’s Communications Director. “As a transgender man blessed with loving parents, including an amazing father, I know first-hand the comfort and courage these fathers bring to their children. In a world that so often hurls insults and condones bullying, these dads exemplify love of family and a steadfast commitment to the health and safety of the children they cherish.”

“As more and more people realize the humanity and dignity of transgender people of all ages, the mean-spirited and dangerous attacks we have seen from anti-LGBTQ activists and some politicians will grow increasingly unpopular and unsustainable,” Brown continued.

In an op-ed published in conjunction with the Dads for Transgender Equality video, one of the fathers, Wayne Maines, says, “transgender children and adults are the strongest and most courageous people I have ever met, but I worry about my daughter’s future every day. I worry because, to this day, transgender people are denied the same rights as their peers. I worry because transgender people face significant fear and discrimination. […] I worry because some Republican politicians have decided that it’s good politics to target a vulnerable group of people that includes my daughter.”

The emotional video of four dads comes during the Republican National Convention, where, earlier this week, delegates adopted the most anti-LGBTQ platform in their party’s history, including a plank opposing the transgender equality. HRC has joined with several LGBTQ advocacy organizations to support a national ad campaign detailing the personal harm imposed by anti-transgender legislation. The ad will appear during both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

In 2015, the HRC Foundation released another moving video, Moms for Transgender Equality, featuring four mothers of transgender children sharing their stories and explaining how their transgender children have enriched their lives. The Moms for Transgender Equality video and companion videos were viewed more than 7.5 million times over various social media platforms.

Watch the Dads for Transgender Equality video below:
 


Author: Sarah McBride
Posted: July 20, 2016, 9:01 pm

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