May 27, 2004
Category: HIV & AIDS
HRC Launches Weekly Address to GLBT Community
New streaming video posted every Friday at www.hrc.org
WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign launched a weekly video address today to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from President Cheryl Jacques on the organization's award-winning website, www.hrc.org. The address will be updated every Friday.
"I hope the new weekly address helps everyone in our community understand the issues that face us," said Jacques. "As we fight an effort to write discrimination into the Constitution, the address will be one more important tool to help educate our community about this threat."
HRC's website recently received the Webby People's Voice Award in the activism category. The site boasts more than 500,000 unique visitors a month.
"People across the world turn to our website as a way to get involved and get informed about GLBT issues," said Jacques. "We will use this new communication tool to talk about our current work on the Federal Marriage Amendment but also the entire range of issues for which we advocate, from anti-discrimination protections to fighting HIV/AIDS and ending hate crimes."
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.