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Wrapping Up National Volunteer Week

Post submitted by Michael Cole-Schwartz, Former HRC Director of Communications

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we are grateful for all the stories posted on our Facebook page about how your volunteer work continues to pave the way of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality.  Collectively these stories send a powerful message of hope for thousands of Americans that continue to be discriminated against due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.  As Margaret Mead famously stated, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

It is with profound gratitude that we salute all volunteers for their passion, courage, and unrelenting commitment to achieve equality.  Pete Webb, a member of HRC’s board of governors, concludes our celebration of volunteerism by sharing his thoughts as a volunteer.  “I am a longtime community activist working for LGBT Civil Rights and Equality Issues. I started volunteering with the Human Rights Campaign back in the 90's at various festivals, rallies and educational forums. I am proud of the work and depth of the organization on various issues from Transgender Justice and Inclusion to Marriage Equality. Today the Human Rights Campaign stands as a beacon of hope and excellence in the work for Equality and Justice.”

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