Men & Leadership: Equality Leaders for the 21st Century

The Human Rights Campaign believes that our people are our most important asset, and that men in HRC play a key role in being transformational and inclusive leaders for the LGBTQ movement's ability to win equality for all. That’s why we are proud to offer the Men & Leadership retreat, to empower Equality Leaders for the 21st Century.

The core of the program is an intensive four-day personal leadership retreat that expands on participants’ self-awareness, awareness of others, courageous action, and collaboration.

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Learn more about HRC's Equality Leaders for the 21st Century:

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Develop a diverse pipeline of leaders for HRC steering committees, boards and councils – including men of color, transgender men, and straight men.
  • Help gay, bisexual, and transgender men find their voice and their own power.

Inspire and provide tools and knowledge for HRC men to become more inclusive leaders.


As a participant, you will:

  • See yourself as a leader and social change agent building a social justice movement and an inclusive HRC.
  • Understand the impact of gender bias through the intersections of sexuality, power, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and class to be able to lead resourcefully.
  • Develop a higher skill set regarding “triggers” and breaking through the internalized voice of doubt that inhibits courageous leadership.
  • Increase your self-awareness of your approach to leadership and your impact on others.
  • Increase your capacity to influence people through more effective communication and feedback.
  • Strengthen your ability to stand in your vision (individual and collective) as passionate, genuine leaders.
  • Leave feeling renewed and ready to lead.