'You Are Perfect Just As You Are' - a National Coming Out Day Message from HRC Interim President Joni Madison

Coming out is a choice we make over and over again in our lifetimes.

The truth is -- there is not just one coming out moment. I have come out to so many people over the years -- to friends, colleagues, bosses, siblings, and parents. The two experiences that matter most, the ones I remember most vividly, were also the most difficult to do.

Equality Magazine: Early Fall 2021

A More Just, Equitable and Inclusive Future

From creating welcoming schools to stopping anti-LGBTQ+ legislation to passing the Equality Act, we are bringing all of our power to bear to fight for LGBTQ+ equality.

Read the Early Fall 2021 issue

The Latest Updates

October 15, 2021 | HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: October 15, 2021

#AM_Equality: HRC condemns Texas House passage of discriminatory anti-trans sports bill; LGBTQ+ youth in D.C. can receive free therapy

October 14, 2021 | HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: October 14, 2021

#AM_Equality: HRC expands LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality Program to Brazil & Argentina; the impact of the Equality Act for transgender Americans

October 13, 2021 | HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: October 13, 2021

#AM_Equality: HRC’s Jay Brown discusses the impact of anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric on CNN; LGBTQ+ seniors fear housing discrimination

October 13, 2021 | Jesse St. Andre

LGBTQ+ History Month 2021: Creators

Today, we focus on some LGBTQ+ creators - artists, musicians, writers - who are making history here & now.. Whatever the medium, these people bring their creations into our lives…