HRC Foundation announces LGBTQ seadership summits at HBCUs

WASHINGTON — On Monday, the Human Rights Foundation announced that it was hosting summits on LGBTQ equality on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “This significant step forward in the Human Rights Campaign’s HBCU Program creates exciting new opportunities for campus leaders to engage more deeply on the issues of LGBTQ inclusion and equity,” said HRC President Alphonso David in a press release. “By expanding the scope of this important program, we will be able to reach more students, faculty and administrators than ever before, giving them the tools they need to make real and lasting change. We look forward to continuing our partnership with these storied institutions, and supporting the next generation of Black leaders.”

The first HRC 2019 Regional HBCU Leadership Summit took place at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 20-22 and the second summit will take place at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, from October 4-6. Participants will hear from expert facilitators on a variety of topics including action planning, health equity and disparities for LGBTQ Black and African American youth.

More join HRC/CNN LGBTQ town hall

LOS ANGELES — Three more candidates have confirmed their participation in the LGBTQ town hall being held by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and CNN on Oct. 10.

HRC: State, federal officials failing on LGBTQ data

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Tuesday said that state and federal officials are failing to collect full and accurate data on sexual orientation and gender identity. The HRC’s report, “LGBTQ-Inclusive Data Collection: A Lifesaving Imperative,” said that LGBTQ Americans remain largely invisible to government entities. “It is imperative that municipal and state governments close the gap on data collection across this country – and we are calling on them to pass legislation to ensure every single LGBTQ person is counted,” said Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “We must also collect this data at the federal level. The Office of Management and Budget is failing LGBTQ people every day they do not act in collecting information on gender identity and sexual orientation.