HRC Statement on LCCHR President Wade Henderson

by HRC Staff

WASHINGTON -- Following is a statement from Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin upon reports that Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) has announced he will retire in December 2016. Henderson has been a tireless champion for equality while leading LCCHR, from his leadership on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act to ENDA, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

“Throughout his career Wade Henderson has been a tireless advocate for the just and equal treatment of each and every person,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “His commitment to ensuring strong and effective civil rights protections for everyone has improved the lives of countless Americans. Wade has also been a vocal champion of the rights of LGBT people, committed to the ideal that regardless of who you are or who you love, everyone should have equal opportunity to succeed.”

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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