Our B.L.A.C.K. Council engages, develops and empowers Black HRC members, volunteer leaders, donors, and staff to establish and maintain safe spaces and increase representation for Black LGBTQ+ people and their allies both within and outside the organization.


Bridging Leaders Across Communities and Knowledge

Our objectives include:

  • Empowering Black people across the organization to raise their individual and collective voices to bring attention to the issues facing the community;

  • Supporting HRC to deepen connections with Black communities and organizations wherever HRC works;

  • Advocating to and advising HRC leadership on issues that affect the Black community so that they can more competently lead the organization to better respond to and fully support the Black community;

  • Facilitating conversations at HRC on racial equity and inclusion to build more inclusive; programs and foster a sense of friendship and camaraderie among Black members and allies. Providing a safe space for Black people.

These pillars inspire our work together:

Education (Institutions)
Health & Wellness
Financial Literacy and Wealth
Arts and Culture
Faith and Spirituality
Political Action

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Trans Justice Initiative

We work with community-based advocates across the country to make impactful changes for trans people.

Learn more today!

You’re WorthIt!

Our new digital wellness platform can inspire and motivate LGBTQ+ folks to improve their financial health and well-being.

Find out how!

Black Family Resources

We’ve created a number of resources for Black parents, family members and caregivers of Black transgender, non-binary and gender-expansive youth to support families that address a wide range of topics.

Explore them here!


The B.L.A.C.K. Council Wants to Change the World

Learn more about the creation of The B.L.A.C.K. Council, one of our affinity outreach groups, and the work we are doing to increase the visibility and representation of multiply-marginalized communities from Nik Harris, the council co-founder.

Read the discussion here!

A New Era for HRC

Kelley Robinson took the helm in 2022 at a pivotal time for our movement and organization. Read the article that introduced her to our members and supporters in the Equality Magazine Fall 2022 edition!

Read the article here!


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