Human Rights

Immigration Agents Capture 5 Alleged Human Rights Violators Hiding Out In Bay AreaFederal agents arrested 50 international fugitives nationwide this week, including five from the Bay Area, accused of committing heinous human violations in their home countries.
Arkansas Governor Says No Need For More Gay Anti-Discrimination ProtectionsArkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he doesn't see an urgent need to expand workplace anti-discrimination protections for gay and lesbian state employees after lawmakers reworked a religious objections measure to address concerns it was discriminatory.
Anti-LGBT Christian Group Lists 6 Bay Area Groups On 'Bigotry Map'The fundamental anti-LGBT Christian group American Family Association (AFA) is taking a stab at its nemeses by placing them on a new interactive "Bigotry Map."
1st-Ever U.S. Diplomat For LBGT Rights Announced By State DepartmentThe U.S. has announced its first-ever diplomat in charge of promoting and defending the rights of homosexuals and transgender people overseas.
Lesbian Mothers Humiliated After Michigan Doctor Refuses To See Newborn BabyA Detroit-area same-sex couple is raising awareness about discrimination against LGBT parents after a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn baby last October.
US Appointing Gay Diplomat To Defend LGBT Communities OverseasThe United States is close to hiring a gay diplomat to promote LGBT rights abroad.
War On LGBT Community: ISIS Executes 5 'Gay Men' In 1 MonthThe self-proclaimed Islamic state has reportedly hurled a man believed to be gay off a Syrian high-rise as part of their continued war on the LGBT community.
Former Judge Teaches Class In Oakland On 'How Not To Get Shot' By The PoliceAdministrative law judge Demetrius Shelton says behavior that used to get kids sent to the principal’s office, now gets them thrown in jail.
Director Of Oscar Grant Biopic Spearheads ‘Black Out Black Friday’ Shopping BoycottA grassroots protest is circulating on social media asking people not to shop on Black Friday to show solidarity with victims of police brutality.
North Korea Sentences 24-Year-Old Bakersfield Man To 6 Years Of Hard Labor For EspionageThe court said Matthew Miller tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.
Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch VoteGetting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.
Democratic Party Courting Actor George Clooney To Run For California GovernorGeorge Clooney's future job could be his toughest role yet. The Hollywood actor is launching his political career and running for governor of California, according to friends close to the star.