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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.

Biden campaign and LGBTQ+ groups decry Trump’s pick of J.D. Vance as running mate

The Republican U.S. senator from Ohio is an anti-LGBTQ+ extremist.

White House clarifies support for gender-affirming care for transgender youth after backlash (exclusive)

The Human Rights Campaign led an effort to get the White House to clear up its previous statement opposing some treatment options for transgender Americans.

White House statement on transgender minors’ health care sparks outrage by LGBTQ+ rights groups

The Biden administration seems to be okay with some limits on bodily autonomy.

Human Rights Campaign initiative strives to overcome HIV stigma

A groundbreaking new cohort of participants will soon travel to the nation’s capital to tackle shame and mental health challenges associated with HIV.

Ryan Walters is too much even for Republicans in Oklahoma

The far-right extremist superintendent of public instruction keeps racking up losses.

Celebrating Pride Month and democracy with the Human Rights Campaign’s leader, Kelley Robinson (exclusive)

The history-making president opens up about her role in an exclusive interview with The Advocate.

Human Rights Campaign to spend $15 million to support Joe Biden's reelection campaign in key swing states

The LGBTQ+ civil rights organization announced significant commitment toward engaging voters who care about equal rights, voters the group calls "equality voters."

RFK Jr. attacks gender-affirming care for minors while admitting he has brain worms. Really.

In a very real development, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is attacking transgender youth’s access to health care while admitting that a parasite has eaten part of his brain.

New Biden administration Title IX rule protects transgender students’ bathroom & pronoun use at school

The updated rules enhance protections against discrimination based on sex, including for LGBTQ+ students, but leave the issue of transgender athletes’ participation in sports for further review.

Conservative ex-official warns of crisis in Oklahoma schools under anti-LGBTQ+ superintendent Ryan Walters

A former high-ranking official in the Oklahoma State Department of Education voiced deep concerns about the future of public schools, detailing systemic mismanagement and criticism of punitive measures taken against districts under his leadership.

An Owasso High School graduate is exposing anti-LGBTQ+ bullying after Nex Benedict's death

In the wake of transgender Indigenous teen Nex Benedict's death, a graduate of Owasso High School is accusing the administration of failing to prevent bullying.

Jill Biden calls Donald Trump a ‘bully’ and ‘dangerous to our country’ at Human Rights Campaign event

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden did not hold back as she spoke to fired-up LGBTQ+ advocates and allies at a campaign event in Virginia.

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace gets roasted for attacking her state’s NCAA champion Dawn Staley on transgender players

Ahead of her state’s prospect to win a national championship, the South Carolina Republican attacked the famed basketball coach for her inclusive stance.

Hilton receives blowback for hosting Libs of TikTok event in California

The hotel chain is on the list of Equality 100 Awards recipients, but a Southern California property is scheduled to host anti-LGBTQ+ extremists.

Transgender Day of Visibility is the day to elevate the voices of the marginalized (exclusive)

As the world pauses to acknowledge Transgender Day of Visibility, it’s important to understand that representation matters.

Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The long-awaited report about the death of the LGBTQ+ Oklahoma teenager was released Wednesday.

First Lady goes to bat for LGBTQ+ rights: 'They want to take our victories away, but we won’t let them'

Amidst a backdrop of protest and advocacy, Dr. Jill Biden highlights the ongoing battle for LGBTQ+ rights and remembers LGBTQ+ teen Nex Benedict.

Outrage after Oklahoma prosecutor declines charges in Nex Benedict bullying death

Adocates and community members are outraged that Stephen Kunzweiler, the Tulsa County district attorney, has decided not to pursue criminal charges in the death of the transgender teen.

Chasten Buttigieg calls out Oklahoma superintendent, Libs of TikTok for dangerous school environment

Buttigieg said that Oklahomans should feel “embarrassed” for having Chaya Raichik and Ryan Walters at the helm of the state’s education policies.

Parasol Patrol plans to outshine Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry at Oklahoma protest

The group will feature hundreds of volunteers in Owasso in the name of Nex Benedict with colorful umbrellas who will shield kids from cruel messages by the infamous Christian hate group.