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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


Ianthe Metzger

Deputy Press Secretary

Ianthe Metzger is the Press Secretary, State & Local for the Human Rights Campaign, where she focuses on six priority states for HRC Rising -- HRC's proactive grassroots campaign to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation and elect pro-equality candidates in 2018, 2020 and beyond.

A former member of the HRC family from 2014 to 2016, Ianthe rejoined the communications team following a stint at progressive PR firm BerlinRosen, where her clients included Planned Parenthood, the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Democratic Attorneys General Association. She has also worked on the communications teams of AFL-CIO, and its community affiliate Working America.

Ianthe received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and Master's in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University.

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