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The Stonewall Uprising was a series of street demonstrations by the LGBT population against the police that centered around the gay club known as the Stonewall Inn. The demonstrations began spontaneously early in the morning of Saturday, June 28, 1969, when the morals police carried out a more muscular than usual raid on the club. On the first night hundreds of protestors forced the police to retreat inside the club they had raided. When the trapped police were rescued by the Tactical Patrol Force, more commonly known as the riot police, a fight for control of the streets around the Stonewall club ensued. This contest endured for a total of six nights, eventually involving thousands of protestors, an effort to claim, to use more recent terminology, LGBT space.
On September 18 and 19, Donald Trump addressed world leaders at the opening of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly in New York. Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, reacted to Trump’s address.
In an effort to be true to herself and spotlight an often invisible human rights issue, internationally acclaimed fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele has announced that she is intersex and will advocate for intersex bodily autonomy alongside the non-profit organisation, interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth.
Chicago author, motivational speaker and advocate Patrick Dati has joined forces with domestic violence survivors champion Denise Brown, eldest sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Sam’s East, Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. on behalf of a transgender woman who faced workplace discrimination at a Sam’s Club store in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Sam’s Club is a membership-only retail warehouse chain owned by Sam’s East, Inc., a subsidiary of Walmart.
Three-day conference gathers significant speakers and panelists from around the globe.
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce ignores overwhelming outcry from business community as 200+ CEOs and major business leaders now call for repeal of HB 2.
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC announced that executives from Alaska Airlines, Aon plc., BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Cummins Inc., Hunter Douglas Inc., Leidos, RSM US LLP, and Sabre have signed onto an open letter that now includes more than 200 leading CEOs and business leaders urging North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and the state’s General Assembly to repeal the deeply discriminatory HB 2.
The United Nations mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) has been safeguarded despite hostile contestation at the 71st Session of the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.
OutRight Action International kicks off the Global Week of Advocacy, where dozens of LGBTIQ activists from 29 countries from every region of the world has come to participate in the organisation’s 6th annual United Nations (UN) Week of Advocacy. From December 4 to 8, human rights defenders meet with government representatives and UN officials.
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