Celebrating Marriage Equality | The Story Behind the Home Depot Wedding Proposal

Celebrating Marriage Equality | The Story Behind the Home Depot Wedding Proposal

REPOST from SEPTEMBER 2013. Dustin arrived at the Home Depot in Salt Lake City thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party. When he was taken to the lumber aisle, what he found waiting for him was a mob of friends and family as his marriage proposal unfolded to the song, "Somebody Loves You" by Betty Who.

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Ryland’s Story: The Power of Accepting and Loving Transgender Children

Ryland’s Story: The Power of Accepting and Loving Transgender Children

For many parents of transgender and gender non-conforming children, learning to understand and affirm their child’s gender identity and expression can be a long and winding road.

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Board Rules Medicare’s Policy of Excluding Coverage of Transition Related Care is Unreasonable

Board Rules Medicare’s Policy of Excluding Coverage of Transition Related Care is Unreasonable

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department Appeals Board today issued a ruling determining that Medicare’s policy of categorically excluding coverage of transition related care is unreasonable and contrary to contemporary science and medical standards of care

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National Park Service Begins LGBT Heritage Initiative

National Park Service Begins LGBT Heritage Initiative

The LGBT community’s journey toward equality will know be marked and told by places that the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.

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National Foster Care Month is Coming to a Close

National Foster Care Month is Coming to a Close

In honor of National Foster Care Month, HRC has featured stories about LGBT foster care issues, from the perspective of diverse individuals across the U.S.

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ExxonMobil Shareholders Rejects LGBT Non-Discrimination Language

ExxonMobil Shareholders Rejects LGBT Non-Discrimination Language

ExxonMobil announced in 2013 it would offer benefits to all employees’ spouses, but this week the company’s shareholders rejected a new policy that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT workers.

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Is Zero Tolerance Keeping Students Safe?

Is Zero Tolerance Keeping Students Safe?

We’ve often heard heart-breaking stories of students who are targets of bullying turning to adults for help only to watch the school look the other way.

These stories underscore the importance of consistent and effective school discipline policies that ensure that all students feel safe in the classroom.

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Buying for Equality | Five Pasta Brands that Support LGBT Equality

Buying for Equality | Five Pasta Brands that Support LGBT Equality

When asked Wednesday evening on an Italian radio show if he would consider using a same-sex couple in an advertisement, Barilla Chairman Guido Barilla responded that he believes LGBT-headed households do not reflect a “classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role.”
 
The head of the pasta company goes on to challenge the LGBT community, saying, “If gays don’t like it, they can go eat another brand.”

So, should you find yourself without the taste for a piping hot plate of Barilla pasta tonight, here are a few LGBT-friendly pasta companies to satisfy your carb craving.

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Laverne Cox on Cover of TIME Magazine

Laverne Cox on Cover of TIME Magazine

Laverne Cox, a star on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, is on the cover of TIME magazine this week. In the cover story, “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s next civil rights frontier,” Cox describes the many hardships she has had to deal with as transgender and how the LGBT movement has changed.

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Anna Wintour Has Spoken: The Dorchester Collection is OUT

Anna Wintour Has Spoken: The Dorchester Collection is OUT

Prominent leaders in the fashion industry are speaking out against the Sultan of Brunei and his new draconian penal code reforms that could lead to the violent repression of women and LGBT citizens.

Anna Wintour, arguably one of the most powerful figures in the industry, recently announced that she and American Vogue editors would not stay at the Sultan’s Le Meurice property while in Paris for upcoming fashion shows.

“I cannot in all good conscience stay there, nor can Vogue’s editors,” Wintour told The New York Times.

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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch: “Gay Marriage Is Going to be Law of the Land”

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch: “Gay Marriage Is Going to be Law of the Land”

Today Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch admitted that while he does not support same-sex marriage, marriage equality nationwide is an almost certain reality.

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Buying for Equality | a Shopper's Guide to supporting companies that support LGBT Equality

BUYING for EQUALITY the Smart Devices App for iOS and Android

How you can use HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) to shop smart and support the companies that support LGBT equality with their workplace policies.

Whether you are buying a cup of coffee or renovating your home, by supporting businesses that support workplace equality you send a powerful message that LGBT inclusion is good for the bottom line. We hope that you will use this guide as one component when determining if a business's social practices make it worthy of your dollars.

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Department of Veterans Affairs Grants Survivor Benefits to First-Known LGBT War Widow

Department of Veterans Affairs Grants Survivor Benefits to First-Known LGBT War Widow

Last Sunday Tracy Dice Johnson, a staff sergeant with the Army National Guard, announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would recognize her marriage to the late Donna Johnson and provide survivor benefits.

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Happy Ten-Year Anniversary of Marriage Equality in Massachusetts

Happy Ten-Year Anniversary of Marriage Equality in Massachusetts

HRC Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage Equality in Massachusetts

Ten years ago, the decades of work and the thankless efforts of so many, made history.  Those efforts continue to make history all across our country and in honor of those who came before us and help lead us to this great achievement, we continue to work so that future generations of Americans will live in a country that does indeed provide liberty and justice for all.

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Project One America | Real stories – Being LGBT in the South

Project One America | Real stories – Being LGBT in the South

Project One America | Real stories – Being LGBT in the South

These real stories are why we are making an unprecedented effort to bring equality to the South. Watch and join us in building a more perfect union.

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Top 10 Reasons Why the Workplace Environment for LGBT People Matters to Employers

Top 10 Reasons Why the Workplace Environment for LGBT People Matters to Employers

The social and legal landscape maybe changing for LGBT people, but still over half (53 percent) of LGBT workers nationwide hide who they are at work. Here are some realities LGBT people face daily in the workplace:

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Straight Ally Betty Who Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign

Straight Ally Betty Who Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign

Straight ally and pop star Betty Who voiced her support for marriage equality as part of HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign.

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New York Times Puts Spotlight on Project One America

New York Times Puts Spotlight on Project One America

An article in Sunday’s New York Times shined a spotlight on HRC’s Project One America, a newly launched campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South.

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