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Women make a historic first for U.S. currency

President Biden's plan to nominate Marilynn Malerba treasurer of the United States will make her the first Native American to hold the post.
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Title IX: Protecting equality in the U.S. for 50 years

What is Title IX and how does it apply to sectors beyond education and sports in the United States? Learn more here.
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Honoring Pride worldwide [photo gallery]

Today's Pride events celebrate diversity and emphasize the LGBTQI+ community's desire for equal rights and justice.
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How cities across the U.S. observe Juneteenth [photo gallery]

Learn how the Juneteenth holiday began and how it honors past generations of African Americans while looking ahead to the future.
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LGBTQI+ people: Making history throughout history

June is Pride Month. Meet some of the amazing members of the LGBTQI+ community who made history in their fields.
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What does the ‘+’ mean in LGBTQI+?

People use a variety of terms to identify their gender or sexual orientation. The term LGBTQI+ reflects that diversity.
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Strengthening democracies across the Americas

Leaders will discuss democratic governance and open government at this year's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
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Why is the International Religious Freedom Report important?

This annual report offers a comprehensive review of the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories.
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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.