Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign is one of the most prominent LGBT organizations in the country. Learn all about the Human Rights Campaign’s mission to lobby for causes like marriage equality, adoption by same-sex couples, and their role in the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ Also known as HRC, the organization was a key player in the passage of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which provides legal protection for members of the LGBT community against violence. Find out about the important work of HRC and other LGBT organizations and leaders working toward equality.
FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban
May 13 2015 1:10 PM ET

HRC Blasts FDA's Revised Blood Ban

Civil rights groups say the FDA's new guidelines are 'unacceptable' for retaining restrictions on blood donations by sexually active gay and bisexual men. And for transgender donors, there's also a change in the works.

Chad Griffin: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

Op-ed: LGBT San Antonio Deserves Mayor's Protection

LGBT people are in the fight of their lives in Texas, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says that’s all just a waste of time.

Op-ed: We Must Stop the Legislative War on Transgender People

Op-ed: We Must Stop the Legislative War on Trans People

The leaders of HRC and NCTE warn that the wave of proposed transgender bias bills, more than 100, is insidious.

Op-ed: It's Time for All LGBT People to Care About Police Brutality

Op-ed: It's Time All LGBTs Care About Police Brutality

With a police scandal rocking Baltimore, an African-American HRC staffer recounts her own terrifying encounter with an officer.

Major Companies Decry 'License to Discriminate' Bills

Major Companies Decry 'License to Discriminate' Bills

Apple, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, and others have signed on to a statement denouncing such legislation as 'bad for business.'

Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law

Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law

The Broadway singer and actress tweeted her disgust with the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.

How the Midwest Will Be Won for Equality

How the Midwest Will Be Won for Equality

Big groups like the HRC had focused on more populous states, but these days that seems to be changing.

Op-ed: HIV-Positive LGBT Women Are Discounted, Miscounted, and Uncounted

Op-ed: HIV-Positive Women: Discounted, Uncounted

A decade after the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, men remain the face of the disease.

WATCH: Joe Biden Compares Selma and Stonewall, Disses Ben Carson

WATCH: Joe Biden Compares Selma and Stonewall, Disses Ben Carson

In a speech to the HRC, Biden discusses the unity of all civil rights movements and shakes his head at Carson's 'ridiculous assertion' that being gay is a choice.

Psychology Today Removes Ads for 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Psychology Today Removes Ads for 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The publication responded to a call from the Human Rights Campaign to cease carrying listings for the discredited practice.

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