CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH

(HARTFORD, CT) – On Thursday, November 16 the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will hold its third annual Civil Rights Leaders and Legends Awards. The ceremony will be from 4:00-6:00pm in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. The awards will be presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends. This … More CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH

CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS

Monday, October 30 – “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” On Monday, October 30 the Commission on Human Rights Opportunities will hold a forum on issues facing working parents. “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” will be held from … More CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TANYA HUGHES REAPPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

(Hartford) At its September 13, 2017 meeting, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities voted unanimously to reappoint Executive Director Tanya Hughes to a second term as head of the agency. Hughes has been the executive director of the CHRO since 2013, before that serving in various capacities at the agency for eighteen years. … More EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TANYA HUGHES REAPPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

CHRO CONDEMNS THE HATRED AND BIGOTRY DISPLAYED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities would like to join countless others across the United States in expressing its horror, outrage, and sadness at the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. The CHRO stands in solidarity with the counter-protestors who stood up against the hateful “Unite the Right” rally. Ostensibly organized to … More CHRO CONDEMNS THE HATRED AND BIGOTRY DISPLAYED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

President Trump’s DOJ Argues Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Prohibited By Federal Law

The Trump administration has escalated yet again its assault on the LGBTQ community. In the same week as President Trump’s stunning declaration on Wednesday that transgender individuals would be barred from military service, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief arguing that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the … More President Trump’s DOJ Argues Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Prohibited By Federal Law

PRESS RELEASE: CHRO CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REINSTATEMENT OF THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

HARTFORD, CT – President Trump released a series of disturbing tweets on Wednesday morning announcing that transgender individuals will be prohibited from serving in the United States military forces. This move is a reversal of the Obama administration’s 2016 lifting of the ban on transgender troops. In addition to preventing transgender individuals from enlisting in … More PRESS RELEASE: CHRO CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REINSTATEMENT OF THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

Words Matter: Standing with Connecticut’s LGBTQ Youth

***PLEASE SEE INFORMATION ON THE CHRO SYMPOSIUM CONCERNING TRANS STUDENTS IN CT PUBLIC SCHOOLS BELOW*** It is a strange thing to have to be reminded that words could and do, in fact, “matter.” This seems obvious. And yet it was just this contention—this ordinary fact—which formed the kernel of a press conference organized at the … More Words Matter: Standing with Connecticut’s LGBTQ Youth

Remembering Stonewall: LGBT Resistance and Pride in Connecticut

48 years ago today, just after 3 a.m., New York City police raided a gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan called the Stonewall Inn. In the landscape of late 1960s New York, where solicitation of homosexual sex was still officially outlawed, such raids were far from unusual. Gay bars in the city … More Remembering Stonewall: LGBT Resistance and Pride in Connecticut

The Rainbow Court: How the Supreme Court is Changing the Lives of LGBT Americans while the Struggle Continues

By: Nick Kapoor, CHRO Commissioner The Supreme Court of the United States is at the apex of a co-equal branch of our government. Its decisions are usually final and affect the lives of every American. The Court has and continues to have a large impact on LGBT Americans. But is the fight over? Are LGBT … More The Rainbow Court: How the Supreme Court is Changing the Lives of LGBT Americans while the Struggle Continues