Leading the fight for LGBTQ rights.

We’ve spent 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.

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Our Mission

By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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 52 million Equality Voters across America, our community is one of the largest and most politically engaged voting blocs in the country. Heading into the most important election of our lives in 2020, HRC will continue to build on the momentum of historic electoral victories at the ballot box in 2018.


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 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 Americans.
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Our Building

The HRC building in Washington, DC is an important symbol for all who visit the nation's capital — a constant reminder to both fair-minded allies and anti-LGBTQ advocates that HRC will not stop until lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans are 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.