HRC Story


The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Our Building

The Human Rights Campaign opened the doors of its first permanent home in the heart of Washington, D.C., in 2003. This building is an important symbol for all who visit the nation's capital — a constant reminder to both fair-minded allies and anti-gay advocates that HRC will not stop until lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans are ensured equality.

The building, located at 1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., provides an ample workspace for HRC's staff of more than 150. It also houses the stunning Equality Center, a meeting and event space available for rent, and the HRC Media Center, a state-of-the-art multimedia production facility.

From 1956, the building was the home of B'nai B'rith, the oldest and largest Jewish human rights organization. In 2002 B'nai B'rith moved to its new location at 2020 K St. HRC bought and renovated the historic building, an undertaking made possible through the generous donations and involvement from thousands of HRC members and supporters. HRC was honored to carry on the civil rights tradition in B'nai B'rith's former home.

The opening of the Human Rights Campaign headquarters was the culmination of years of careful planning and analysis showing that owning a building would be financially advantageous for the organization. Now, the building serves as evidence that HRC is here to stay — and that it will not stop working until LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of the American family at home, at work and in every community.

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