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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.

'We'll Cut Your Throats': Man Charged With Threatening Human Rights Campaign

Adam Michael Nettina appears to have been inspired by the recent Nashville school shooting.

Nancy Pelosi Advocates for LGBTQ+ Rights at HRC L.A. Event

The speaker emerita shared a hopeful message with The Advocate on the red carpet.

Joel Kim Booster and Cheyenne Jackson Champion Equality at HRC Dinner

Out stars are speaking out and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community.

Human Rights Campaign and Alphonso David Reach Lawsuit Settlement

David, HRC's former president, had sued the organization after his firing, claiming racial discrimination.

HRC Protests Tennessee Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws With Ad, Rally

The Human Rights Campaign is running a full-page ad with Gov. Bill Lee in drag and holding a rally in response to legislation banning gender-affirming care for youth and restricting drag shows.

Kentucky Senator Whose Trans Son Recently Died Blasts New Anti-Drag Bill

Through her grief, the state lawmaker drove home the point that trans lives matter and should not be legislated out of existence.

Virginia Dems Block 12th Republican Bill Targeting Transgender Kids

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Democrats are standing in the way of Republican-led efforts to legislate transgender people out of existence.

91 Percent of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Failed in 2022: Report

While 315 pieces of discriminatory legislation were introduced, activists beat back most of them.

Henry Berg-Brousseau, Transgender Rights Activist, Has Died at 24

After advocating for years as a teenager, Berg-Brousseau currently worked at the Human Rights Campaign as deputy press secretary.

Online Hate Fuels Attacks on Gender-Affirming Care Providers: Report

Anti-trans rhetoric from sources such as Libs of TikTok bears much of the responsibility, says the HRC Foundation report.

Marriage Bill a Win, But Work Not Done: HRC President Says

The Respect for Marriage Act passed because we changed hearts and minds, but anti-LGBTQ+ attacks will continue, says HRC's Kelley Robinson.

Record 120 Cities Get Perfect Score on LGBTQ+ Equality Index

The index from the Human Rights Campaign rates cities on nondiscrimination laws, benefits for city employees, and other factors that contribute to a positive climate for LGBTQ+ people.

'Equality Voters' Stopped the 'Red Wave,' Says New Poll

Voters who support LGBTQ+ equality played a key role in Democratic midterm victories, says the Human Rights Campaign.

Far-Right Groups Spout Lies About Trans Kids Leading Up to Election

The worst offenders include America First Legal, run by former Trump aide Stephen Miller (pictured), and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

John Oliver Calls Out Republican Transphobia

The comedian highlighted the absurdity with which the GOP is attacking transgender rights this election cycle.

LGBTQ+ Voters Fast-Growing Bloc, Will Transform Electoral Landscape

The rising percentage of LGBTQ+ voters is expected to be a boon to Democrats, according to a new study.

Kelley Robinson, Black Queer Woman, Is New Human Rights Campaign Head

Robinson is a veteran political organizer who comes to HRC from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Human Rights Campaign Sues Tennessee Over Anti-Trans Restroom Law

Denying trans students access to the restrooms of their choice violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, the suit says.

LGBTQ+ Protections Under Affordable Care Act to Be Expanded by Biden

The Biden-Harris administration is proposing a rule change that would strengthen protections for LGBTQ+ individuals that the Trump administration stripped from the rules in 2020.

Matt Gaetz: LGBTQ+ Folks Should Oppose Abortion So They Can Adopt Kids

But the Human Rights Campaign's Sarah Warbelow pointed out that no one should be forced to give birth in order to provide someone else with a child.