Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton To Address Human Rights Campaign

by Stephen Peters

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak to the organization on the morning of Saturday, October 3rd. Approximately 800 grassroots leaders from across the country – including the HRC Board of Directors, HRC Board of Governors, HRC staff, and volunteer leaders and supporters from the organization’s over 1.5 million members and supporters in all 50 states – will hear from Secretary Clinton ahead of the organization’s National Dinner.

“Secretary Clinton is a tremendous advocate for equality and has been a tireless champion for the advancement of LGBT rights as human rights around the globe,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “A visionary leader fighting for an America where everyone is treated with equal respect and dignity, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, we’re thrilled Secretary Clinton will join us to discuss the challenges ahead in the fight for full federal equality.”

Secretary Clinton has a long history of supporting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans throughout her career.  From her record on important legislation and key votes in the U.S. Senate, to her championing the rights of LGBT people abroad and making progress for State Department employees as Secretary, to her support for the Equality Act and other important LGBT issues during her current presidential campaign, she has demonstrated true leadership on LGBT equality.

HRC has not endorsed any candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

On Friday, HRC will announce the full lineup for the organization’s 19th annual National Dinner on the evening of Saturday, October 3rd.

All media who would like to attend must pre-register by Wednesday, September 30, due to limited space. To request media credentials please contact Stephen Peters at Only members of the media who have been credentialed for this event will be allowed entrance. Further logistics and coverage details will be forthcoming to credentialed media.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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