HRC Foundation Introduces The Vaccinated & Proud Initiative

by HRC staff

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Religion & Faith Program has partnered with the Biden-Harris administration and Made to Save for the National Vaccine Month of Action. The initiative aims to mobilize LGBTQ-affirming faith communities around the U.S. to maximize vaccination outreach during Pride Month activities, and will be a part of the White House’s vaccination plan of action and goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one vaccine shot by July 4.

On June 14th, HRC Foundation, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Washington National Cathedral kicked off the national vaccination campaign with a virtual launch event where community members and faith leaders learned more about the various initiatives and how to get involved.

White House Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Josh Dickson, HRC President Alphonso David, HRC Foundation Religion & Faith Director Michael Vazquez, as well as Canon Missioner and Minister of Equity and Inclusion at the National Cathedral Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., and Senior Pastor of Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas, Rev. Dr. Neil Thomas, joined the event. Watch below:

Following the Zoom event, HRC Foundation will leverage relationships with local LGBTQ-affirming faith communities and provide support to local health departments and pharmacies in setting up mobile vaccination sites and public education events to help our communities get fully vaccinated.

At each of the mobile vaccination sites, HRC staff members and volunteers will be issuing out exclusive discount codes for 20% off our entire HRC store, including our very own Vaccinated and Proud t-shirt.

Currently, mobile vaccination sites have been coordinated and several others are being scheduled in:

City Date Location Time
New York City June 26 Middle Collegiate Church-112 2nd Ave. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET
New York City June 26 St. Francis of Assisi-134 W. 31st St. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM ET
Huntsville, Alabama June 26 Big Spring International Park - 420 Church St NW. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM ET
Chicago, Illinois June 26 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-728 West Belmont Ave. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM ET
Mobile, Alabama June 27 Family Pride Picnic at Langan Park-4901 Zeigler Blvd. 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM CT
Denver, Colorado June 27 Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies-980 North Clarkson St. 9:00 AM- 1 PM PM MT
Dallas, Texas June 28 Cathedral of Hope-5910 Cedar Springs Rd. 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM CT