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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.


Jay Brown

Deputy Director of Programs, Research and Training

An experienced non-profit leader with nearly 20 years of experience, Jay Brown helps drive the innovative work of the HRC Foundation, the organization’s educational arm. He works closely with the Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training and a team of professionals who manage HRC Foundation programs -- aiming to ensure equality for LGBTQ people at every intersection of their identities and lives. These programs span a range of issues, including the workplace; children, youth and LGBTQ families; health and aging; HIV and AIDS; religion and faith; and the global LGBTQ movement.

Brown has a long-standing history with the LGBTQ movement and the organization, including previous roles as HRC’s Communications Director and HRC’s Director of Research and Public Education. He’s held senior communications and marketing roles at Carnegie Mellon University and Reading Is Fundamental, and also has experience consulting for progressive organizations on strategic communication and organizational development needs.

A longtime advocate for transgender equality and out transgender man, Jay lives in Maryland with his spouse, Kendra, and their two children.

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