A school principal banned the showing of a school musical because it has a same-sex marriage scene. This is clearly discriminatory, and his comments have shown that he is prejudiced and possibly alienating many LGBT students. Denounce his comments and refusal to show this popular musical.
One judge has overturned a state’s ban on same-sex marriage. This is a monumental move in a traditionally right-wing state. Thank the judge for this ruling that upholds human and civil rights for the LGBT community.
The executive of a large corporation has requested that individuals leave their guns behind when shopping at their stores. Applaud the decision not to allow the threat of violence in a family arena and to create a safe environment in these stores.
A man has been imprisoned for a year and a half for crimes there is no proof he committed, in deplorable living conditions. He has since developed typhoid fever and pulmonary emphysema, and has not received treatment. Demand his immediate release.
French riot police arrested 600 refugees during a recent camp raid, and those arrested now face deportation back to their violent homelands. Demand the immediate release of the detainees and urge France to improve the living conditions of refugees.
The European Court of Human Rights recently upheld France’s oppressive ban on wearing full-faced veils in public. Reverse this ruling to defend Muslim women’s religious freedom and bodily autonomy.
People of all income levels can eat a good meal and pay what they can afford at a new group of restaurants. The company responsible is providing a great model of a corporation addressing the needs of its community. Show your support for this project.
A philanthropist known for his antics angered the poor of New York City when he did not hand out the money he promised them. Denounce this man for misleading and taunting the homeless.
A corporation seeking to deny female employees access to basic health care has gotten a boost from the Supreme Court. Decry this sexist ruling and its unacceptable discrimination against women.
More than 100 boys have been kidnapped by a militant group known for abducting children and forcing them to participate in the war effort. Demand that the president send forces to save the young hostages from this nightmarish experience.
Hundreds of children died in a home for pregnant women and children between 1925 and 1961, and historians believe that the bodies were unceremoniously disposed of in a septic tank. Demand a full investigation into these tragic deaths.
Cultural conflicts in Burma have escalated, with one group confined in camps and denied medical care. Urge the nation’s president to end the inexcusable treatment of this persecuted ethnic minority.
Companies can now deny female employees important contraceptive care. This new rule directly targets women and makes obtaining healthcare much more difficult and expensive. Protest this unfair decision, and show your support for women’s rights.
Millions of LGBT workers remain vulnerable to discrimination in the American workplace. Urge government officials to end this unjust practice once and for all.
A couple had their child forcibly taken away to a hospital after opting to have a home birth. This violation of a person’s right to choose a birth method is deplorable and demonstrates the need for policy reform. Demand that the government allow citizens to make their own birth decisions.
A loophole in Tunisian law allows rapists to escape prosecution for rape if they marry their underage victims. Sign the petition and urge Tunisian leaders to do away with this misogynistic, counterproductive, and inhumane policy.
Six Guantanamo Bay prisoners were selected for resettlement in Uruguay months ago, but U.S. officials continue to delay their official release. Demand that these men be freed immediately so they can finally return to their lives and focus on rehabilitation.
Transgender violence is on the rise as the murders of four trans women of color during LGBT pride month prompt concern about transgender safety and rights. Sign the petition to ask President Obama to do more to protect trans women from further abuse.
The fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry has been recognized by a federal court. Applaud this landmark decision to respect all individuals’ right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation.
Employers’ religious beliefs can now dictate whether or not insurance coverage through their businesses will cover birth control. Demand that the Supreme Court honor women’s rights and overturn this discriminatory ruling.
A family of three beavers from a species thought to be extinct has been recently discovered on a river in England. Sign this petition to prevent them from being removed from their natural habitat and held in captivity by the government.
People desperate to end their lives frequently choose to leap from tall bridges. A moment’s hesitation can make the difference between life and death. Praise officials for approving funding for a suicide barrier on their city’s iconic bridge.
A female Japanese politician was heckled with personal and sexist attacks while making a speech. Sign the petition and urge the prime minister to condemn such unprofessional and hateful behavior and punish those responsible.
After a narrow victory made possible by African-American voters, a senator is still supporting voter-ID laws that often make it more difficult for minorities to vote. Tell the senator to serve the needs of all of his constituents and work against voter suppression.
The city of Detroit has cut off running water from thousands of impoverished Detroit homes, putting residents at risk for disease and malnutrition. Demand that this basic human necessity be restored.