HRC Colorado Spotlight: Hank Provost
January 2, 2012
Residing in Denver for more than seven years, Hank Provost is the Chair of the Colorado Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign. Hank is also a Co-Chair of 2012 HRC Gala, a Federal Club Council member, and serves as a Human Rights Campaign National Governor for Colorado.
Hank first became active with HRC while living in Chicago in the 1990s. Recognizing the importance of advancing civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, Hank first worked as a volunteer for HRC and as a table captain for many of the Chicago Galas.
The major challenges revolved around the AIDS epidemic and working to establish fundamental civil rights in the workplace and in the community drove Hank to continue working to advance the cause for LGBT civil rights and making LGBT people part of the mainstream community. Upon moving to Denver, Hank became more involved with HRC and has held various positions within HRC and has worked vigorously to bring a new presence of HRC to Denver and Colorado.
"The fight for equality is not over", Hank emphasizes. Everyone needs to be doing something in their community to make things happen. We represent great diversity and must continue to work to find ways to bring us together because of our differences, not in spite of them". Hank is excited that HRC Colorado is going through a rebirth and is always looking for passionate people in Colorado who want to get involved in the ongoing fight for LGBT civil rights.