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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.


Kendra Johnson

HRC Arkansas State Director

As state director of HRC Arkansas, Kendra Johnson leads the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Using the resources of HRC and collaborating with local organizations, Johnson will work to change hearts and minds, advance enduring legal protections, and build more inclusive institutions.

Johnson received an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and a graduate degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Her capstone project at UALR was titled, “HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in Arkansas: A Needs Assessment.” She most recently worked at Better Community Development as Lead In-Person Assister.  Johnson has worked with Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and also served as the interim Executive Director of the Women’s Project in Little Rock.

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