In 2017, HRC united, resisted and enlisted against the injustices happening to LGBTQ people on the federal, state and local levels.
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In 2017, HRC united, resisted and enlisted against the injustices happening to LGBTQ people on the federal, state and local levels. Despite the hateful and bigoted policies pushed by the Trump-Pence administration, we mobilized against their discriminatory agenda to ensure full equality and justice is achieved for everyone, everywhere.
Here’s how HRC, along with our more than three million members and supporters, stood up and fought back in Trump’s America.
We launched HRC Rising -- our largest grassroots expansion in our organization’s history to combat Trump-Pence’s discriminatory policies, mobilizing voters to elect pro-equality majorities in races in 2018 and beyond.
We joined a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on military service by transgender service members. And in a major milestone and blow to Trump’s cruel order, the Pentagon will accept transgender recruits on January 1, 2018.
BREAKING: On January 1, #transgender people will be able to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces.— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) December 30, 2017
This is a blow to @realDonaldTrump's discriminatory #TransMilitaryBan. We will never give up the fight to #ProtectTransTroops. https://t.co/v3MHjKbw6d
BREAKING: HRC will be represented by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration's ban on military service by transgender individuals. #transequalitynow #transequality #trans #protecttranstroops #protecttransmilitary #lgbtq #transrightsarehumanrights
We resisted and helped save the Affordable Care Act thanks to the more than 50,000 HRC members and supporters who worked tirelessly to log calls and emails to congressional offices on both sides of the aisle.
We urged the U.S. Senate to reject a slew of anti-LGBTQ extremists from being confirmed in Trump’s cabinet and to federal benches -- resulting in the rejections of Jeff Mateer, Mark Green, and Scott Garrett.
Scott Garrett has a long history of anti-#LGBTQ animus and is not qualified to be the President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. @HRC commends the Senate Banking Committee for rejecting his nomination.— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) December 19, 2017
We joined forces for a “Digital Day of Action” to highlight how catastrophic repealing the Affordable Care Act would be for the LGBTQ community and the women’s rights movement.
This weekend at our headquarters in Washington, HRC is hosting an Action and Resource Center, giving supporters concrete ways to take action and resist in their own communities -- including sending letters to Congress and the Trump Administration, learning more about how HRC is fighting for #LGBTQ #equality, and creating custom rally signs ahead of Sunday’s #EqualityMarch.
We knocked on doors, made calls and mobilized historic voter turnout to deliver remarkable pro-equality wins in elections across the country on Election Day.
Meet the #transgender Americans who won on #ElectionDay:— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) November 8, 2017
��️ Andrea Jenkins, Minnesota
��️ Danica Roem, Virginia
��️ Gerri Cannon, New Hampshire
��️ Lisa Middleton, California
��️ Stephe Koontz, Georgia
��️ Tyler Titus, Pennsylvaniahttps://t.co/HVg0x2nst4
We addressed the growing attacks against the LGBTQ community around the world and called on Trump and Tillerson to speak out We against the anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses occurring in Egypt, Chechnya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Georgia, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan.
As human rights abuses against gay and bisexual men in #Chechnya continue, Human Rights First, @AmnestyUSA, and HRC are staging a rally in front of the Russian Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. Together, we are calling for an end to the crisis and for its perpetrators to be brought to justice. Check out our story and learn more at hrc.org/Chechnya. #EyesOnChechnya
We joined Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education Network of Texas to rally at the Texas statehouse to protect transgender youth to defeat anti-transgender legislation during the state’s special session.
Today in the #Texas Senate, the state affairs committee is hearing testimony on #SB3 and #SB91, two similar anti-#transgender bills. HRC is on the ground, testifying against these dangerous bills and rallying with our members, supporters and allies . . . #LGBT #LGBTQ #TX #Trans #Txlege #news #equality
We rallied and marched across the country on behalf of the LGBTQ community, women, Muslims, immigrants, Dreamers and other marginalized groups who have been shamelessly and consistently attacked by the Trump-Pence administration.
Each and every day, HRC and our grassroots supporters will harness the full power of our democracy to protect our progress and resist at every turn against Trump and Pence’s politics of hate and division.