The HRC Story

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At the Human Rights Campaign, diversity and inclusion have been embedded in our mission since we were founded in 1980.  In the last several years, however, we have given diversity and inclusion a greater commitment by providing staff and resources to cultivate and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment at every level of the organization – from our staff to our volunteer force of thousands and our membership of more than a million. 

As our country has become more racially diverse and the current political and legislative environment at both the state and federal levels has become more complex, HRC must work in these challenging times to broaden public support for LGBT equality by engaging millions of diverse, fair-minded people who represent the full spectrum of ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientation, gender identity, beliefs, religions and faiths, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.

We seek to build a diverse organization of people who look like, talk to, and come from every state and territory.  Every person who participates in HRC has a right to expect an organization that is welcoming and values the richness of their lives and experience. To this end, our Chief Diversity Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Department in alignment with our President and Executive Office, are responsible for directing HRC's diversity and inclusion strategy and for translating the organization's diversity and inclusion commitments into specific actions.


HRC's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on three foundations:

For the Organization

We strive to be a premier civil rights organization that provides the best advocacy, education and outreach work in today's rapidly changing social, political and economic environment.  To achieve that level of excellence, we must have the best people and be the organization of choice for all who desire to create a more just and equitable world.

For our People

HRC has a culture of collaboration and our people are our most valuable asset.  Our people have the right to expect an organization that embraces them and encourages them to bring their "whole selves" to everything that we do.

For our LGBT Community

The interests of our members and the LGBT community always come first. A diverse and inclusive workforce and volunteer force will provide the insights, talents and judgments that will best serve our members and the LGBT community.