Category: Equality

Statement from Human Rights Campaign on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” U.S. Senate Hearing

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement today from HRC President Joe Solmonese:

“Today is a historic step forward in repealing a shameful law that has harmed the military, discharged thousands of talented and patriotic Americans and prevented thousands more from serving their country.






Courage Campaign, Lt. Dan Choi collect 458,039 letters of support to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as President Obama, Pentagon and Congress consider ending military’s discriminatory policy

As the Senate Armed Services Committee hears testimony on Tuesday regarding the possible repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the Courage Campaign and Lt. Dan Choi have now collected 458,039 letters of support from Americans calling for an immediate end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The letters, gathered since May 2009, call on President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Army to end the policy quickly and expeditiously.











Time Warner to Receive Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Equality Award

The Greater New York Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that Time Warner Inc. will receive the 2010 Corporate Equality Award in honor of their commitment to equality for LGBT employees, consumers, and investors.  The award will be presented at the 2010 Greater New York Gala Dinner which will take place on February 6, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.











Human Rights Campaign Continues “Support Those That Support Us” Campaign Highlighting Stark Contrasts in LGBT Policies within the Wireless Industry

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, highlighted today the stark contrasts of LGBT-inclusive policies in the wireless industry.  The HRC Foundation’s recently released Buying for Equality 2010 guide showed key service providers AT&T and Sprint Nextel/Boost Mobile scored top marks whereas Verizon/Alltel and T-mobile did not.  Furthermore, despite repeated attempts, U.S. Cellular has not responded to questions about their policies.  Handheld phone manufacturers Apple, Motorola and Qualcomm also scored top marks while Nokia did not.