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“I’m Just Me!” HRC Releases Powerful New Video Featuring Transgender Field Hockey Player, 14-Year-Old Rebekah

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2021 — Highlighting the volume of bills in legislatures across the country that would prohibit trans children from playing sports at public schools, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the country — released a video today featuring Rebekah, a 14-year-old field hockey player and trans […]

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HRC on the Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

October 28, 2020 – Today marks the 11th anniversary of the historic signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. After strong advocacy from Judy and Dennis Shepard and the Human Rights Campaign, the legislation was signed into law in 2009 by the Obama-Biden administration within their first year in […]

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Human Rights Campaign President Calls Out Thomas, Alito for Renewed War on Marriage Equality

October 5, 2020 – As confirmation hearings near for Amy Coney Barrett, a far-right social conservative who has publicly opposed SCOTUS marriage equality decisions, the Human Rights Campaign sharply called out Justices Thomas and Alito for paving the way for an anti-equality court. Specifically, language written regarding a denial of a writ of certiorari in […]

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Human Rights Campaign: HUD Proposal to Gut Equal Access Rule Puts Transgender Lives at Risk

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2020 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, denounced a proposal by the Trump-Pence administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would drastically undermine protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people served by HUD programs. As proposed, […]

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VIDEO: Human Rights Campaign Campaign President Alphonso David on the Launch of Pride Month and Anti-Racism

WASHINGTON,  DC, June 1, 2020 – Today, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David released the below video statement on the first day of Pride Month 2020, recognizing both the importance of celebrating Pride and reacting to the recent rash of racial violence. Watch the full video and find a transcript below. Pride in our […]

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Trump Announces Proposal That Would Gut LGBTQ Protections

WASHINGTON August 14, 2019 –  Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a proposed federal regulation announced today by the Trump-Pence administration that would gut nondiscrimination protections including for LGBTQ people by adding religious exemptions to President Obama’s 2014 executive order […]

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HISTORIC: U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Equality Act

May 17, 2019 – HRC hailed the historic passage of the Equality Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the first time a chamber of Congress has approved a comprehensive LGBTQ civil rights bill. The crucially important, bipartisan legislation will finally provide clear, comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across the country in employment, housing, […]

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HRC Calls on Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2019 — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House’s nomination of William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. During his nomination hearing this week, Barr failed to alleviate HRC’s concerns and confirmed he will continue the Trump-Pence administration’s biased […]

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Trump-Pence Admin Reportedly Planning to Erase Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ People Across Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to an explosive New York Times report that the Trump-Pence Administration intends to redefine “sex” to intentionally exclude LGBTQ people and their families from non-discrimination protections. According to the report, […]

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HRC: Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath & Must Be Held Accountable

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2018 – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on the U.S. Senate to hold Brett Kavanaugh responsible for lying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee and to reject his nomination. “No one is entitled to an appointment […]

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HRC Calls On DHS To Address Alarming Rate Of Sexual Abuse LGBTQ Detainees Face While In ICE Detention

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen calling on her to take action ensuring the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) addresses the alarming rate […]

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HRC Responds to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s Endorsement of Discrimination in Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 25, 2018 – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s comments to a group of Realtors last week, during which he reportedly asserted that homeowners should have the right to refuse to sell their property […]

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Human Rights Campaign Releases Powerful Video Featuring Survivor of “Conversion Therapy”

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a powerful new video featuring a survivor of the harmful and abusive practice of so-called “conversion therapy” — HRC Youth Ambassador Alex Cooper. Twelve states plus the District of Columbia […]

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Anti-LGBTQ Extremists Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer to Appointed to U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 16, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the Trump-Pence Administration’s appointment of Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer have devoted their careers to […]

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Guidance That Protects Safety of Transgender Prisoners

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to news that the Trump-Pence Administration has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to use “biological sex” in determining how transgender prisoners are assigned housing, putting them at significant risk of […]

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CA State Assembly Votes to Strengthen Protections for LGBTQ People Against So-Called “Conversion Therapy”

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hailed a vote by the California State Assembly approving AB 2943 — legislation that strengthens existing protections against “conversion therapy” by expressly declaring the fraudulent practice a violation of the state’s […]