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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.


Stephen Peters

National Press Secretary

Stephen Peters is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, where he has served since September 2014. Prior to HRC, Stephen served in various roles inside the federal government within several different agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A Marine veteran and spouse of an active duty Marine, he is also the founder and president emeritus of the American Military Partner Association, the nation's largest organization of LGBTQ military spouses, their families, and allies. Stephen holds an MBA in International Business and a Master of Science in International Relations.

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