HRC Story


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

Senior National Press Secretary and Spokesperson

Stephen Peters is the Senior National Press Secretary and Spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign. A Marine veteran discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the spouse of an active duty Marine, Stephen is also the founder and president emeritus of the American Military Partner Association — the nation's largest non-profit organization of LGBTQ military spouses, families, and allies. Stephen has also served inside several departments of the federal government as a civil servant, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.D. Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He holds an MBA in International Business and a Master of Science in International Relations.

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