Human Rights

Shame Hateful Pastor Who Applauded Orlando Terrorist Attack

Shame Hateful Pastor Who Applauded Orlando Terrorist Attack

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando, a pastor delivered a sermon in which he applauded the deaths of the victims and expressed regret that more didn’t die. Shame on this hateful, homophobic man.

Success: Net Neutrality Preserved

Success: Net Neutrality Preserved

Net neutrality, the concept of an internet with equal accessibility for everyone, has been upheld in a landmark ruling. Praise this decision, which will preserve an open internet.

Justice for Children Allegedly Beaten, Burned, and Tortured by Babysitter

Justice for Children Allegedly Beaten, Burned, and Tortured by Babysitter

Two children suffered burns and beatings in a horrific case of child abuse, per police reports. Their babysitter is the primary suspect in the case. Demand justice for these innocent children.

Investigate Murder of Trans Woman Found in Burning Car

Investigate Murder of Trans Woman Found in Burning Car

Goddess Diamond, a transgender woman of color, was found murdered in a burning car. Demand that her case be investigated as a hate crime and that her killer be brought to justice.

Demand Governor Acknowledge Homophobia in Mass Shooting

Demand Governor Acknowledge Homophobia in Mass Shooting

The Florida governor is refusing to acknowledge that the Orlando shooting targeted LGBT+ people or name homophobia as a cause. Sign our petition to demand that he supports his state’s LGBT+ community by publicly condemning the homophobic hate in this terrible crime.

Justice for Black Girl Dragged By Her Neck With Rope

Justice for Black Girl Dragged By Her Neck With Rope

A 12-year-old black student was reportedly yanked to the ground by a rope thrown around her neck at a school camping trip after she had been bullied by white classmates for months while the school did nothing. Demand the school compensate this child and her family for the injuries sustained.

Protect Women’s Right to Healthcare

Protect Women’s Right to Healthcare

Ireland’s ban on abortion has been labeled a human rights violation by the United Nations. This ban prohibits doctors from encouraging or performing abortion and increases health risks for women. Fight to repeal it and give Irish women access to the modern healthcare they need.

Stop Stigmatizing the Mentally Ill as Violent

Stop Stigmatizing the Mentally Ill as Violent

News stories link mental illness with violence far more often than is actually the case. This leads to stigmatization of the mentally ill and increases their suffering. Tell the media to get their information right and stop this negative stereotyping.

Don’t Give Guns to People Convicted of Hate Crimes

Don’t Give Guns to People Convicted of Hate Crimes

One senator is trying to keep guns out of the hands of those convicted of hate crimes with a bill introduced the day after the horrific Orlando mass shooting. Urge Congress to support this bill to help protect marginalized communities from further hateful violence.

Overturn Unjust Conviction of Rape Victim

Overturn Unjust Conviction of Rape Victim

A tourist who was drugged and raped has been convicted of having sex out of wedlock despite the fact that she was unconscious and unable to give consent. Demand that this unjust conviction be overturned.

Lift Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood After Orlando Shooting

Lift Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood After Orlando Shooting

Gay, bisexual, and pansexual men cannot donate blood due to outdated, homophobic notions about HIV risks even during the blood shortage cause by the incredibly deadly Orlando mass shooting. Urge the FDA to finally lift this needless ban.

Penalize Cop for Allegedly Pointing Gun at Camera-Wielding Civilian

Penalize Cop for Allegedly Pointing Gun at Camera-Wielding Civilian

A sergeant with the New York Police Department allegedly pointed her gun at an innocent bystander who was filming an arrest-in-process. She then reportedly led an illegal search of the bystander’s apartment. Urge the NYPD Commissioner to indefinitely suspend the sergeant without pay pending the NYPD’s internal investigation of the incident.

Allow Transgender Man to Change Name

Allow Transgender Man to Change Name

When Judge David Roper denied a transgender man his name change, he overstepped his discretion. He provided no better justification for his action than his personal beliefs. Ask Georgia’s Judicial Qualification Commission to review the decision and punish any intrusion of personal bias into the process.

Protect Students Against Campus Sexual Assault

Protect Students Against Campus Sexual Assault

More protections for victims of campus sexual assault and more punishments for colleges who mishandle or cover up cases could be passed into law thanks to a new bill to be voted on soon. Urge Congress to swiftly pass these regulations so victims can finally start receiving appropriate justice.

Applaud Olympic Organization for Banning Stanford Rapist

Applaud Olympic Organization for Banning Stanford Rapist

The Stanford rapist has received a lifetime ban from competing in the Olympics in swimming for the U.S. because rape is strictly against the Code of Conduct enforced by USA Swimming. Thank this organization for standing with victims and against rape.

Give American Samoans Birthright Citizenship

Give American Samoans Birthright Citizenship

In all of the U.S. states and territories, people automatically gain citizenship if they are born there. That is, all states and territories except American Samoa, whose people have to go through the lengthy naturalization process in order to become citizens. American Samoans should have the same rights as everyone else; demand they are granted birthright citizenship.

Demand Equal Access to Accommodations for Transgender Students

Demand Equal Access to Accommodations for Transgender Students

Gavin Grimm scored a second historic victory for transgender rights as a federal appeals court upheld its decision that transgender students are entitled to use the washrooms of their choice. Rather than respecting that decision, a school board has decided to appeal the decision in the U.S. Supreme Court. Tell the school board to stop its fight and serve the needs of its students.

Severely Punish Person Who Planted Bomb in Target Bathroom

Severely Punish Person Who Planted Bomb in Target Bathroom

A Target store bathroom was bombed in the midst of transphobic protests against the company’s inclusive bathroom policy. No one was hurt, but this was very likely an anti-trans terrorist attack. Demand that the perpetrators be tracked down and punished to the maximum extent possible.

Don’t Charge 14-Year-Old Protester as an Adult

Don’t Charge 14-Year-Old Protester as an Adult

A 14-year-old anti-Trump protester was arrested for participating in a riot, but instead of being charged as a minor, he is being charged as an adult. For someone who can not vote or even drive, this charge is too harsh and is done arbitrarily. Sign this petition to make sure this child is not charged as an adult for his wrongdoing.

Mother Who Burned Daughter to Death for Eloping Must be Punished

Mother Who Burned Daughter to Death for Eloping Must be Punished

A young woman was burned to death for marrying against her family’s wishes. Her mother confessed to the crime and expressed no remorse. Demand justice for this innocent woman.

Combat Anti-Semitism on Twitter

Combat Anti-Semitism on Twitter

A Jewish journalist left Twitter after being targeted with anti-Semitic slurs, harassment, and threats by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Demand that the social media company do more to protect its users from this kind of disgusting hate.

Success: Minimum Wage Raised to $15 an Hour

Success: Minimum Wage Raised to $15 an Hour

The District of Columbia has become the latest city to raise the minimum wage to $15. Thank the city’s politicians for their efforts to provide a fair living wage for all hard-working citizens.

Demand Greater Penalties for Sexual Assault Perpetrators

Demand Greater Penalties for Sexual Assault Perpetrators

A California man was recently charged with attempting to rape an unconscious woman. His sentence was a mere six months in county jail. Advocate to increase punishments for attempted rape in California and safeguard the women living there.

Stop Murdering Albino Children for Their Bones

Stop Murdering Albino Children for Their Bones

Albino children are being murdered due to a barbaric superstition that places great value on their bones as good luck charms. Demand action be taken to stop the persecution and murder of albino children.

Give High School Journalists Their First Amendment Rights

Give High School Journalists Their First Amendment Rights

Student journalists in Illinois do not have the same rights to free speech that adult journalists do. However, a new bill would change this by allowing students to publish what they want without fear of censorship. Demand that this bill be passed into law.

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