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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.


Lynne Bowman

Deputy Campaign Director, HRC Rising

After more than five years with HRC as a Senior Regional Field Director, Lynne has recently taken on the role of Deputy Campaign Director for HRC's new state initiative - HRC Rising. Before that, Lynne served as co-chair of the Federation’s board of directors and for more than five years was founding executive director of Equality Ohio. In addition to her experience with LGBTQ organizing, Lynne has worked in the electoral arena as the manager of Lee Fisher’s 2010 U.S. senate campaign in Ohio. Before moving to the political and organizing arena, she worked for seventeen years in leadership roles in the developmental disabilities field.

A graduate of Otterbein College with degrees in both Psychology and Music Theory & Composition, she later returned to study business and went on to receive a Master of Arts in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Lynne will be based in Columbus, Ohio, but will spend time every month in the D.C. office and traveling in her region.

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