Southern Poverty Law Center

Discover the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an American civil rights organization founded in 1971 by Morris Dees and Joseph Levin. The group has been instrumental in tracking the records of various hate groups that target minorities, including antigay, racist, and anti-Semitic groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, Westboro Baptist Church, and American Vision as among the groups opposed to LGBT rights and the gay community. Learn more about the Center and other groups that help further the cause of equality within the United States.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore could be removed from the bench for a major ethics breach — again. 

July 18 2016 4:03 PM

Find out why the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are asking the Federal Trade Commission to step in and end 'ex-gay' therapy. 

February 24 2016 3:14 AM

Pastor James David Manning of Harlem's ATLAH World Missionary Church is so deep in debt, a court ordered that his church be put up for sale.
 

January 29 2016 7:46 PM

Ashley Diamond, 36, has called the repeated rapes she's allegedly endured in men's prisons 'torture.' Despite her other legal victories, she's still not safe.

July 21 2015 2:19 PM Updated

Pastor James David Manning's ATLAH World Missionary Church is one of four newcomers to the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of anti-LGBT hate groups.

May 15 2015 5:00 PM

A week into his job for First Tower Loan, Tristan Broussard says he was told to sign a form saying he would dress and act like a 'female' at work.

April 14 2015 2:55 PM

Ashley Diamond and the Southern Poverty Law Center are fighting the trans woman of color's treatment in several Georgia state men's prisons, arguing it is 'cruel and unusual.'

February 23 2015 2:30 PM
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