Man and elderly woman riding on parade float (© AP Images)

With liberty and justice for all: The advancement of LGBTQI+ rights...

Safeguarding the rights of LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights that is entwined with U.S. history.
Historical photo of buildings burning (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra P. Johnson Smith)

Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years later

The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the deadliest racial attacks in U.S. history. The city of Tulsa and survivors are reckoning with it a century later.
Paint-covered hand holding up three fingers (© AP Images)

Burmese protesters draw inspiration from ‘The Hunger Games’

Protesters in Burma are using a salute from an American author's series, "The Hunger Games," to oppose military rule and push for democracy.
People clapping as U.S. flag is raised on a balcony (© Pavel Neubauer/TASR Photo)

30 years ago, a reopened consulate renewed U.S.-Slovak ties [photo gallery]

The reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Bratislava, now the U.S. Embassy, underscored America's and Slovakia's shared commitment to freedom and human rights.
Young man yelling and gesturing at front of large crowd of people protesting in Burma (© AP Images)

The dire cost of Burma’s internet shutdown [infographic]

Burma's military has blocked the internet to stymie calls for democracy. Learn more about the far-reaching effects of denying the right to information.
Man holding book and leading prayer in front of group of people (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

U.S. defends religious freedom, a universal right

The State Department's Report on International Religious Freedom tracks assaults on the right to worship. Learn how the U.S. defends religious freedom.
Kamala Harris taking the oath of office (© Saul Loeb/AP Images)

Asian Americans in politics

From local governments to Congress and the Office of the Vice President, Americans of Asian descent are making their mark in U.S. politics.
Rear view of people with rainbow flag (© Jacob Lund/Shutterstock)

U.S. supports the human rights of transgender people around the world

Learn more about transgender rights from three activists: Tashnuva Anan Shishir from Bangladesh, Zoe Joffre from Mexico and Chaber from Poland.
Kamaltürk Yalqun shows his father's book in April 2019 in Philadelphia. Yalqun Rozi, who is imprisoned in the People's Republic of China, devoted his life to Uighur literature and education. (© Jacqueline Larma/AP Images)

Uyghur educators face prison, death in China

The People's Republic of China sentences Uyghur educators to prison as part of a campaign of repression against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, critics say.