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Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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Clinton keynotes HRC event: ‘Still barriers that need to be brought down’

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Bill Clinton speaks at the Human Rights Campaign national gala on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. president Bill Clinton on Saturday commended LGBT rights activists for a string a victories that have brought marriage equality to a majority of states, and encouraged the LGBT community to continue its push to break down additional barriers. "I’ve never seen a civil rights movement, at least in our country, move as far and as fast ...

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Human Rights Campaign backs use of daily HIV-prevention pill

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Truveda
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior...

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HRC awards grants to four schools for documentary promoting LGBT inclusion

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The educational arm of the nation's largest LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has teamed up with Promised Land Film to award $4,000 grants to four schools to allow them to use the documentary...

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Civil rights groups to RNC: GOP should stop associating with anti-gay groups

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups on Wednesday called on the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to urge party members to disassociate themselves from groups behind this week’s Values Voter Summit because of their relentless demonization of the LGBT community.

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Report: Bisexual youth face skepticism, harassment, struggle for acceptance

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON - A new report released Tuesday finds that 40 percent of more than 10,000 LGBT youth surveyed by the organization identify as bisexual -- and many of them say they face more challenges coming out and gaining acceptance than their lesbian and gay peers.

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Marriage equality coalition asks DOJ to recognize 3 state’s same-sex unions

Saturday, September 20, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
WASHINGTON -- The Respect for Marriage Coalition, a group of more than 50 groups supporting marriage equality, on Friday asked the U.S Department of Justice to ensure federal recognition of same-sex couples who were legally married in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin after those bans were declared unconstitutional.

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HRC launching Nebraska chapter to advocate for LGBT rights

Monday, September 15, 2014
Nebraska
The Human Rights Campaign on Monday announced it will form a Nebraska chapter to advocate for laws that protect LGBT people in housing, employment and public accommodations in the Cornhusker State. The HRC said its recent survey of LGBT Nebraskans show 57 percent of respondents have called the state home for more than 20 years, more than ...

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HRC report examines global advocacy of American anti-LGBT extremists

Monday, September 15, 2014
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown.
There is a network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn.  They spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science. Some claim that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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HRC president delivers apology to transgender community for past divides

Friday, September 5, 2014
Chad Griffin
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin has delivered a public apology to the transgender community for past mistreatment by the HRC, and "for the times that the transgender community has been underrepresented or unrepresented" by his organization. Speaking Friday at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest conferences for the transgender ...

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Glee’s Kevin McHale voices support for marriage equality

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Kevin-McHale
Actor Kevin McHale, best known for best known for his role as Artie Abrams on the Fox television series "Glee," voices his support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign. In the video, the McHale states, “Committed and loving gay and lesbian couples deserve to have their love,...

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