Social Activism

Antony Blinken speaking at lectern with flags behind him (© Ken Cedeno/AP Images)

Fight for a world without human trafficking

A new State Department report will inform global efforts to fight human trafficking. Learn more about the heroes who are supporting victims.
Two people carrying reeds across field (© Quirina Luna Geary)

Preserving one Native American tribe’s language and culture

Meet Quirina Geary, a Northern California activist who is working to keep the Mutsun language alive by studying and teaching.
Crowd waving flags in front of large building. (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

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.
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.
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.
Seventeen people posing for group photo on stage (State Dept./Saadia Dayal)

U.S. supports transgender health clinics in India

For the past three years, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has helped foster public-private relationships to bring transgender health clinics to India.
Transgender pride flag waving in sky (© Shutterstock)

U.S. stands with the global LGBTQI+ community

Through the Global Equality Fund, the United States helps support and defend the rights of the LGBTQI+ community around the world.
Kamala Harris speaking at lectern in front of American flag backdrop (© Michael Perez/AP Images)

Black women have always been leaders for voting rights

Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.