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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.

Libs of TikTok, other right-wingers lose it after X reinstates bans on misgendering, deadnaming trans people

Advocacy groups say the quiet policy change and weak enforcement mechanisms leave a lot to be desired for the safety of users on the platform formerly called Twitter.

Watch Libs of TikTok’s Chaya Raichik exposed in stunning, cringe-worthy interview

Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz allowed the right-wing extremist to show how little she knows about LGBTQ+ issues, even as she rallies people against queer people.

Karine Jean-Pierre ‘absolutely heartbroken’ over Oklahoma teen Nex Benedict’s death

Karine Jean-Pierre shone the White House’s spotlight onto the tragic death of a bullied nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma.

HRC president demands federal investigations into Nex Benedict’s death amid Oklahoma’s anti-LGBTQ+ climate

Kelley Robinson told The Advocate that as a parent, she would hope no other family would have to struggle with their child being bullied and then dying.

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Youth mental health crisis calls in Oklahoma skyrocket after Nex Benedict’s death

Trans and nonbinary youth in Oklahoma are suffering from the news of the death of a bullied high school sophomore.

Senate Democrats urged to reject anti-LGBTQ+ measures in funding bills by coalition (exclusive)

The Human Rights Campaign and ACLU lead the charge, with 63 groups, challenging discriminatory riders in congressional budget talks.

Gun violence ‘is always going to sit with me:’ Grief, trauma, and the rising threat of firearms in America

In a week dedicated to reflecting on loss and advocacy, two survivors opened up about their personal battles and the ongoing fight against gun violence during National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

Kansas City media misgender trans murder victim springing LGBTQ+ advocates to action

After public outcry, local news outlets corrected the story, highlighting the importance of accurate reporting about transgender victims of crime.

HRC celebrates 20 years of empowering Black LGBTQ+ leaders at annual HBCU summit

The 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Campaign’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., highlighted transformative stories and the ongoing commitment to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion across historically Black colleges and universities.

Advocacy Groups Warn White House of Risks to LGBTQ+ Refugee in Potential Asylum Policy Overhaul

A united front of LGBTQ+ and immigrants' rights organizations recently condemned potential changes to asylum regulations.

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Bill to Counter Book Bans Nationwide

In a bold response to the surge of book bans across the U.S., Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley is championing legislation to protect diverse literature in schools and libraries.

GOP Defense Bill Stripped of Anti-LGBTQ+ and Anti-Abortion Measures

Key conservative measures, including restrictions on transgender health care and reproductive health benefits, was dropped from the final $886 billion defense bill.

Richmond Maintains Perfect Score in LGBTQ+ City Ranking

Amid increasing state-level anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, Richmond set a high standard for municipal equality, scoring 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2023 Municipal Equality Index.

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill Limiting Pronouns and Names Despite Going by His Own Chosen Name

Advocates criticized the breathtaking hypocrisy of Cruz’s Safeguarding Honest Speech Act for its potential harm to the LGBTQ+ community and pointed out the irony in his own name choice.

White House Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Transphobic Comments About Rachel Levine

Amid a rising tide of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric in Congress, officials called out the Georgia congresswoman’s derogatory comments against the assistant secretary for health.

Nearly All LGBTQ+ Youth Exposed to Online Bullying: HRC Report

Only about 4 percent of LGBTQ+ youth said they hadn't encountered online bullying or hate.

​17 Photos of Savory LGBTQ+ Solidarity at HRC's Chefs for Equality Event

Over 175 culinary masters concocted a fusion of flavors and queer solidarity in a gastronomic gala at the National Building Museum.

56 Photos Celebrating Black Queer Culture at HRC's Equality Ball 2023

"The Equality Ball is going to be a celebration of Black and Brown queer life," HRC's president Kelley Robinson said.

Tori Cooper's Work Is Trans Liberation

This Advocate of the Year knows all LGBTQ+ people deserve health and happiness.

HBCU Out Loud Day Emboldens the Intersection of Black and LGBTQ+ Identities on Campus

The Human Rights Campaign’s initiative fosters a culture of acceptance and celebration on historically black college campuses, showcasing the rich tapestry of identities within the Black LGBTQ+ community.