The Human Rights Campaign works with every branch of the federal government and in all 50 states to ensure that LGBTQ issues receive the attention and respect they deserve. Whether it’s lobbying for the passage of pro-equality legislation, monitoring the records of judicial nominees on LGBTQ equality, or advocating for fair-minded regulatory changes, HRC works every day to secure full rights, protections and benefits for LGBTQ people.

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The Equality Act

The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs,…

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Transgender, LGBTQ Youth, Allies, State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

Myths and Facts: Battling Disinformation About Transgender Rights

Lawmakers across the country have recently proposed a number of bills that target the transgender community. The majority of these bills attempt to restrict transgender kids’ participation in school sports…

Federal Policy, Laws & Legislation

Tell Your Senators to Pass the Equality Act

Did you know that LGBTQ people in 29 states still lack comprehensive protections from discrimination in housing, education, health care, financial institutions and more? The Equality Act would ensure every…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

State Maps

See state maps that show the laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people in areas of non-discrimination, healthcare, youth, and more.

Laws & Legislation, State & Local Policy

MEI 2020: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

Laws & Legislation

Customer Non-Discrimination Act

The Customer Non-Discrimination Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in public accommodations. Additionally, it would update…

Federal Policy, Elections, Allies, Laws & Legislation

Trump's Timeline of Hate

Since the moment Donald Trump and Mike Pence walked into the White House, they have attacked the progress we have made toward full equality for the LGBTQ community and undermined…

Your Elected Officials

Search here to find how your federal elected officials stand on legislation that impacts the LGBTQ community.

Municipal Equality Index 2020

The 2020 MEI is the ninth annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.
See Your City's Score

State Equality Index 2020

The SEI rates all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in six areas of law and assigns the states to one of four distinct categories.
Check your state's scorecard by texting…