Leading the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

We’ve spent more than 40 years creating the most powerful movement for equality our country has ever seen. But despite this progress, our most marginalized are still suffering from violence, discrimination and fear. Our goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ+ people, and particularly those of us who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens within our movement, across our country and around the world.

Our Mission

The Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights Campaign Foundation fight to make equality, equity and liberation a reality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. As the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, we drive impact by inspiring, engaging and mobilizing millions of pro-equality voters and supporters to elect pro-equality leaders and to demand equity-based policies and legislation; changing hearts and minds through programming that increases understanding, visibility and support for the diverse LGBTQ+ community in all aspects of our identities; and transforming the institutions and systems that shape our everyday lives by advancing LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices in schools, workplaces, hospitals, communities and beyond.

HRC By the Numbers

We’ve built our political power by investing in a grassroots army with members in every zip code in America.

3MIL+ Members and supporters nationwide
9MIL+ HRC's digital reach across all platforms
40+ Years of tireless advocacy for LGBTQ+ equality

Our History

Established in 1980 by Steve Endean and originally known as the Human Rights Campaign Fund, our organization was primarily a fund for supporting pro-fairness congressional candidates. In the early days of HRC, there were few openly LGBTQ+ officials in office.

In 1995, we rebranded the organization to reflect our expanded programs, research and communications by dropping “fund” from our name and launching a new logo. The iconic blue-and-yellow equal sign has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ+ people. HRC began a long period of robust growth and became respected as one of the largest and most effective mainstream advocacy organizations in the country.

With an estimated 72 million Equality Voters across America, our community is one of the largest and most politically engaged voting blocs in the country.

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Our Values

At HRC, there is no separation between the values we hold and the way we approach our work. We know that only through dedication and determination will we realize a world where we are all considered — and treated as — equals.
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Our Racial Equity and Inclusion Statement

We cannot achieve LGBTQ+ equality while LGBTQ+ people of color continue to be oppressed on the basis of race. We must lean into our responsibility to advocate for those within our community who are multiply marginalized and shut out by systems and institutions because they are people of color AND LGBTQ+.

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Our Logo

The Human Rights Campaign logo is one of the most recognizable symbols of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ+ community.

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Our Building

The HRC building in Washington, D.C., is an important symbol for all who visit the nation's capital — a constant reminder to our LGBTQ+ community and allies, as well as anti-LGBTQ+ advocates that HRC will not stop until the LGBTQ+ community is ensured equality.

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation supports LGBTQ+ individuals, allies and institutions with resources via a set of comprehensive programs. Learn more at thehrcfoundation.org.

Become a member

Your support fuels HRC’s fight for equality. By making a gift to HRC, you help resist attacks against LGBTQ+ rights and continuing to push equality forward.