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Meet Black Athletes Paving the Way for LGBTQ Equality

HRC celebrates some of the sports stars who have become society’s role models, exhibiting the discipline, courage and determination that motivates us in our own lives. Their unapologetic commitment to being out and proud gives much-needed visibility to Black voices in our LGBTQ communities. HRC is proud to honor these ...

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Seaside Heights targeted Karma over too many black, gay patrons: Lawsuit

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The owner of Karma nightclub has sued Seaside Heights in federal court, claiming police and borough officials unfairly targeted his business because he would not accede to their demands to stop hosting events that could attract African-American and gay patrons. The borough’s’ mayor, council, municipal employees and ...

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LGBT MANAGERS HELP COMPANIES REPORT HIGHER OVERALL PERFORMANCES, STUDY SAYS [VIDEO]

While many companies continue to deny promotions to their LGBT employees citing half-cocked fairytales, a new report, Examining the Impact of LGBT Senior Leadership Representation on Business Outcomes, tells the truth. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce partnered with Dr. Jennica Webster from Marquette University to administer this survey that investigates ...

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LGBTQ/SGL History Month and Inviting In

October marks the observance of LGBTQ/SGL History Month . During this month we celebrate the lives and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people. Too often LGBTQ/SGL people are erased, our contributions are rendered invisible in public schools, in the media, and in our ...

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No longer ‘voiceless,’ Louisiana felons regain the right to vote

Forty-year-old Kiana Calloway doesn’t know what it feels like to cast a ballot. He does know, however, what it’s like to be wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder at 16 years old, to be tried as an adult, and to serve 17 years in prison. He also knows what it feels ...

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Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show

African American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, confirm a pattern first identified several years ago when researchers ...

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Ferguson officer Darren Wilson says he feared for his life – video

As protesters began to gather on the streets of Ferguson and dozens of other US cities for a second night after the announcement that Darren Wilson had been spared a grand jury indictment for killing Michael Brown, the police officer spoke bluntly about his conviction that he had acted correctly ...

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