HRC Responds to Passing of Nancy McFadden


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the death Thursday of Nancy McFadden, a top advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown and beloved public servant who had been battling cancer.

Statement by HRC President Chad Griffin:

“Nancy McFadden was a beloved champion of equality and a driving force for progressive change. Her service in the Clinton Administration, and as California Governor Jerry Brown's top advisor and de facto chief of staff, earned her universal respect and admiration among her colleagues and the people she was dedicated to serving and empowering. For Nancy, public service in the pursuit of equality was not a job but a lifelong calling.

“We last spoke about California’s HIV decriminalization bill. ‘I got this,’ she told me. Days later, it was signed. The Human Rights Campaign joins all those mourning the loss of a leader who dedicated herself to the fight for equality. She will be dearly missed.”

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


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