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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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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

| Monday, November 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available.

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Judge orders disclosure of documents relating to flawed gay parenting study

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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A Florida state court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Central Florida to turn over records related to the publication of a debunked 2012 study conducted by Mark Regnerus that demonizes gay and lesbian parents.

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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

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Celebrities join t-shirt protest of Russia’s anti-gay law

| Monday, November 4, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."

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HRC needs to engage more with the LGBT community rather than policymakers

| Friday, October 25, 2013
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This past summer, I was a Family Project intern of the Human Rights Campaign. Depending on who I’m talking to at Yale, that sentence can serve as a coming-out statement on various levels. Aside from my friends who are conservative in their attitudes on same-sex marriage, I have progressive friends who are angry with HRC. I’ve been carrying an umbrella and mug displaying HRC’s logo — the equal sign that took Facebook by storm last March — only after giving it much thought. I’m wary of entering a heated debate at any moment, with friends on my right or my left. At some points I have felt frustrated with the organization too...

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Advocacy groups: CDC must revise cancer screening policy for transgender women

| Friday, October 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Two leading LGBT advocacy groups on Friday called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "investigate and change any discriminatory guidelines" that deny federally subsidized breast cancer screenings for transgender women.

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The four most important things I learned during my first year of transition

| Saturday, October 5, 2013
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I’ve never revealed any personal details of my life in articles that I’ve written for publication. Mainly because I didn’t feel that they were relevant to the topics at hand. However, because it's pride season here in Orlando, it seems like an appropriate time to mention the fact that I’m a transgender woman. This wasn’t a secret. I’ve been publicly out since February. I’ve just never addressed the matter in a publication before. I’ve learned a lot since I started my transition -- like the fact that women’s pants pockets are useless...

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Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid government shutdown

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown.

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month.

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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

| Sunday, August 4, 2013
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One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations about the U.S. Army's actions epitomize social justice in action, gotten the cold shoulder from the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD? The silence of these groups has been deafening.

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