Civic Equality

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U.S. supports Uyghurs in ‘Voices of Xinjiang’

Relatives of Uyghurs harassed or detained in the People's Republic of China are sharing stories through the State Department's Voices of Xinjiang project.
Illustration showing pronouns written on diverse group of human figures (© Shutterstock)

Why do many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?

Read on to learn why it matters what pronouns you use to refer to people and how the United States embraces sharing pronouns.
Young girl standing on yellow words painted on road, raising her arm and wearing shirt with heart on it (© Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength

Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
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Love is love: How same-sex marriage became a right in the...

The U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage was a major milestone on the path to equal rights for LGBTQI+ Americans.
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U.S. protects the rights of LGBTQI+ people [video]

The U.S. is committed to promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms for the LGBTQI+ community and all people. Learn more with this video.
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Biden administration appoints record number of LGBTQI+ officials

Meet four U.S. officials who have broken new ground as the first openly LGBTQI+ people in their positions as a part of the most diverse administration.
Hand spreading rainbow (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Celebrate Pride Month 2021 [poster]

June is recognized worldwide as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Month. Download this poster to commemorate the occasion.
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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.
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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.