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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HRC launches national TV ad: ‘Dawn of a new day for marriage equality’

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Following recent victories for same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington state this election cycle, the Human Rights Campaign on Sunday announced the launch of a national TV ad campaign aimed at growing public support for marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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NOM sees one-third decline in contributions for 2011

Saturday, November 17, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) saw a steep decline in the amount of money it raised in 2011 – dropping to $6.2 million from the $9.1 million it raised the previous year, according to the Human Rights Campaign. [ Read more → ]
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HRC to take part in White House talks with civic leaders

Friday, November 16, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign is set to take part in a White House meeting as part of a group of 13 civic leaders, the Washington Blade has learned. [ Read more → ]
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Catholic Church spent $2 million fighting marriage equality this election cycle

Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Roman Catholic Church hierarchy funneled $2 million into entirely unsuccessful efforts to advance discrimination against LGBT people in the four marriage ballot states of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington this election cycle, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign. [ Read more → ]
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HRC: Landslide victory for LGBT equality up and down the ballot

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, reacted to the overwhelming electoral victories for LGBT people, calling it a milestone year with a clear mandate for equality moving forward. [ Read more → ]
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New HRC ad attacks Mitt Romney’s record on LGBT rights

Friday, November 2, 2012
WASHINGTON -- With the 2012 presidential election just days away, the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest LGBT equality rights advocacy group, released a new ad attacking Mitt Romney record on LGBT rights. [ Read more → ]
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Brad Pitt makes $100K contribution to HRC’s marriage efforts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, on Wednesday announced a $100,000 gift from actor Brad Pitt to support the organization’s marriage efforts. [ Read more → ]
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NOM mastermind Frank Schubert makes millions selling LGBT discrimination

Friday, October 19, 2012
National Organization for Marriage (NOM) strategist Frank Schubert has made nearly $3 million selling anti-LGBT discrimination in just the past year, according to NOM Exposed, a project of the Human Rights Campaign. [ Read more → ]
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Catholic Church, NOM responsible for 60 percent of anti-gay marriage funding in ballot states

Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Catholic Church is funneling unprecedented dollar amounts into the four states where marriage equality is on the ballot this fall – Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington – and in many cases, parishioners may not even be aware that their dollars are being used to fund discrimination, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign. [ Read more → ]
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Arlen Specter dies at 82

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Arlen Specter, an independent-minded moderate who spent 30 years in the U.S. Senate but was spurned by Pennsylvania voters after switching in 2009 from Republican to Democrat, died on Sunday of cancer at the age of 82. [ Read more → ]
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HRC commits additional $1 million to marriage equality campaigns

Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign on Friday announced it was committing an additional $1 million to the marriage equality campaigns in the four states with ballot initiatives this November. [ Read more → ]
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Rising Democratic star Cory Booker delivers fiery speech at HRC dinner

Monday, October 8, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker suggested he’d pursue a gubernatorial run in New Jersey and — if elected — sign marriage equality legislation into law during a fiery keynote speech Saturday evening at the 16th annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. [ Read more → ]
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St. Louis LGBT magazine receives HRC ‘Equality In Media’ award

Thursday, September 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo — The Human Rights Campaign awarded The Vital Voice magazine its first ever “Equality In Media” award during the HRC’s “Homecoming: The 20th Anniversary St. Louis Human Rights Campaign Dinner Gala” on Sept. 22. [ Read more → ]
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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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New report outlines sweeping inequalities facing LGBT Americans

Thursday, September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON -- With the presidential election a mere two months away, the stakes are high for the estimated nine million LGBT Americans whose daily lives are limited by a lack of federal protections, and according to a new publication, most LGBT Americans live in a two-tier system where they must navigate conflicting state laws with the federal government’s refusal to offer the most basic securities, such as employment non-discrimination and anti-bullying protections. [ Read more → ]
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HRC: The 12 Best Equality Moments in Charlotte (Video)

Friday, September 7, 2012
This was a historic convention for the LGBT community in Charlotte. Dozens of speakers – including President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, activist Zach Wahls, Tammy Baldwin, Rahm Emanuel, and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – spoke out for LGBT equality as part of a broader narrative about what makes our nation strong. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups launch effort to support state marriage campaigns

Thursday, September 6, 2012
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations on Thursday launched the "United for Marriage" campaign, a national effort to recruit volunteers for the state marriage campaigns. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT activists: Proposed GOP platform ‘out-of-step’ with mainstream American values

Monday, August 20, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Early reports Monday that the Republican National Party platform might contain language that would soften the GOP's view on LGBT rights were dashed by late afternoon as documents showed that party leadership had asked virulently anti-gay president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, to assist in drafting language relating to same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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HRC infuses $1 million additional funds to fight marriage referendums in four states

Monday, August 6, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign on Monday announced a further $1 million cash infusion adding to earlier funding and significant on-the-ground work in the four states facing marriage-related ballot measures in November – Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. [ Read more → ]
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HRC releases comprehensive survey of congressional positions on marriage equality

Friday, August 3, 2012
WASHINGTON -- In a new, first-of-its-kind report, the Human Rights Campaign on Thursday released a comprehensive survey of the marriage equality positions of the members of the U.S. Congress. [ Read more → ]
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General Mills gets outpouring of support for marriage equality stance

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
WASHINGTON – A petition in support of Minnesota-based Fortune 500 Company General Mills by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, has received nearly five times more signatures than an anti-equality petition launched by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). [ Read more → ]
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HRC Report: 2012 sees progress toward LGBT healthcare equality

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The number of American hospitals striving to treat LGBT patients equally and respectfully is on the rise, according to a report released Tuesday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation at a press conference with U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. [ Read more → ]
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Los Angeles mayor Villaraigosa joins campaign for marriage equality

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is an "American for Marriage Equality." The mayor of the nation's second most populous city, said in a video released by the HRC on Thursday, that "gays and lesbians should be afforded the same fundamental rights as all Americans, to love whomever they choose, and to proclaim that love with marriage.” [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups decry study that suggests negative outcomes for kids of gay parents

Monday, June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Leading LGBT advocacy organizations on Monday widely criticized a study released by right-wing conservative author Mark Regnerus of the Department of Sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, that made several claims of negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]
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HRC releases landmark survey of LGBT-identified youth

Thursday, June 7, 2012
A new report released Thursday by the HRC shows tremendous disparities between straight teenagers and LGBT-identified youth. The report marks the beginning of new president Chad Griffin’s tenure at HRC, and illustrates how critical the work of achieving full equality is for future generations. [ Read more → ]
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