Explore: Federal Advocacy

Find out more about HRC’s efforts to secure full federal protections and benefits for the LGBTQ community.

  • Support the Equality Act

    No one should be fired, evicted from their home, or denied services because of who they are or whom they love.
  • A History of Federal Non-Discrimination Legislation

    Read through a timeline of the legislation that was introduced to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in the 40 years since the first Equality Act.
  • Your Elected Officials

    HRC's searchable database allows you to see where your Members of Congress stand on key legislation.
  • Federal Legislation

    HRC works around the clock to lobby members of Congress on critical legislation that would greatly affect the lives of LGBTQ Americans.
  • Congressional Scorecard

    HRC wants to provide you with information on how your elected officials have voted on the issues of equality.
  • Courting Equality

    A fair-minded judiciary is critical to the civil rights of all Americans. We rely upon the President to appoint judges with a robust understanding of fundamental rights and equal protection.


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Latest Videos

Explore All Federal Advocacy Videos
  • HRC President Chad Griffin Speaks to the #VocalMajority

    September 28, 2016
  • HRC Honors Transgender Military Service Members

    June 30, 2016
  • Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute

    June 29, 2016
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