Largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the U.S. kicks-off Pride Month with campaign that urges action among lawmakers, businesses, and allies; condemns complacency, in the face of attacks on transgender, non-binary people
The Human Rights Campaign is marking the first day of Pride Month 2023, with a video message that centers the crisis facing the LGBTQ+ community, particularly transgender and nonbinary people, and emphasizes the importance of activism during Pride.
In light of recent events, the corporate community must reject and speak out against anti-LGBTQ+ extremism going into Pride Month, and stand firm in their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. Last week, HRC released a statement condemning Target’s decision to pull their Pride merchandise off the shelves due to conservative backlash. This happened on the heels of HRC suspending Anheuser-Busch's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) score due to their response to the disturbing, horrific backlash against transgender social media influencer, Dylan Mulvaney’s, beer can campaign. HRC is urging businesses to demonstrate their support for LGBTQ+ people by joining the Count Us In pledge.
During the 2023 state legislative session, more than 520 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in statehouses across the country. A total of 74 pieces of legislation have been enacted into law so far this year. More than 220 of those bills would specifically restrict the rights of transgender people, the highest number of bills targeting transgender people in a single year to date.
This year, HRC is tracking:
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