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05 Dec, 2016, 07:30 ET Record Number of Top U.S. Companies Embracing Inclusive Policies for LGBTQ Workers

The nation's major companies and law firms are advancing in record numbers vital policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual,...


30 Nov, 2016, 16:18 ET BREAKING: VICTORY! NC Governor-Elect Roy Cooper Hits Crucial 10,000 Vote Margin; Game Over for McCrory

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality North Carolina hailed Governor-Elect Roy Cooper's victory -- which crossed the crucial 10,000...


29 Jun, 2016, 13:56 ET WATCH: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in New Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute Released by HRC

 Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...


29 Sep, 2015, 15:12 ET At Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, HRC To Launch Groundbreaking Global Corporate Coalition To Advance LGBT Equality in Workplaces Worldwide

 Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will...


05 Feb, 2015, 15:34 ET Reporting About Transgender People? Read This.

 Covering transgender people, including those making the very personal decision to transition, can be challenging for reporters unfamiliar with...


14 Jan, 2015, 17:19 ET HRC: Saks Fifth Avenue Doubles Down on LGBT Discrimination

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today condemned the...


18 Oct, 2014, 15:00 ET HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug

 In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil...


20 Sep, 2013, 10:39 ET HRC to Honor Jennifer Lopez with Ally for Equality Award at 2013 National Dinner

International icon to be honored for longtime advocacy of LGBT equality  Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest...


01 Aug, 2013, 15:44 ET HRC Calls on Film Studios to Advocate for Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law in Russia

Hollywood has a chance to use powerful influence against government-sanctioned human rights violations in Russia Today, Human Rights Campaign...


16 May, 2013, 10:06 ET Matthew Morrison & Human Rights Campaign Announce Partnership in Support of LGBT Equality

EMMY, TONY, and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison is proud to announce that he is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in...


27 Mar, 2013, 17:38 ET America's Biggest Celebrities, Brands Turn Red for Marriage Equality

Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio and Smirnoff, others have helped equality logo go viral  Over the past twenty four hours, many of America's...


26 Nov, 2012, 06:00 ET Morgan Freeman Lends Voice to HRC National Marriage Equality Television Ad Campaign

Morgan Freeman voices spot touting "a dawn of a new day" The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and...


25 Nov, 2012, 13:30 ET Morgan Freeman Lends Voice to HRC National Marriage Equality Television Ad Campaign

Morgan Freeman voices spot touting "a dawn of a new day" The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and...


07 Nov, 2012, 01:02 ET Landslide Victory for LGBT Equality Up and Down the Ballot

Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, reacted to the...


07 Nov, 2012, 00:48 ET Maryland Makes History Affirming Marriage Equality by Popular Vote

Upon news voters in Maryland passed Question Six affirming marriage equality by popular vote, HRC President Chad Griffin made the following...


07 Nov, 2012, 00:43 ET Maine Makes History Affirming Marriage Equality by Popular Vote

Upon news voters in Maine passed Question One affirming marriage equality by popular vote, HRC President Chad Griffin made the following...


31 Oct, 2012, 13:27 ET Brad Pitt Makes $100K Contribution to HRC's Marriage Efforts

High-profile gift to fuel HRC's continued commitment to marriage campaigns in final days The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest...


04 Mar, 2010, 14:15 ET Human Rights Campaign Announces Austin Gala Dinner Speakers

The Human Rights Campaign, Austin Steering Committee today announced the speakers for the upcoming 15th Annual Austin Gala Dinner, March 20, 2010...


23 Jul, 2009, 17:51 ET Human Rights Campaign Announces Speakers at 25th Annual Bay Area Gala

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, today announced its...


22 Jul, 2008, 01:00 ET Los Angeles Mayor to Speak at Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil...


29 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET HRC Atlanta Announces Corporate Sponsors and Entertainment for Annual Dinner

ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign in Atlanta announced this morning the corporate partners for the 21st Annual Atlanta...


10 Oct, 2007, 01:00 ET October 11th is National Coming Out Day

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Coming Out Day is celebrated each year on October 11th to commemorate the 1987 Lesbian...


27 Mar, 2007, 01:00 ET Human Rights Campaign and It Takes A Team! to Host NCAA Final Four Weekend Panel on Gays in Sports

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's NCAA Men's Final Four weekend in Atlanta, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and It Takes a...


27 Nov, 2006, 00:00 ET National Gay Rights Organizations Team Up to Create 'First of Its Kind' Hospital Rating

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association announced today a first-of-its-kind...


20 Nov, 2006, 00:00 ET As Black Friday Approaches, Human Rights Campaign Releases Buying for Equality 2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the official beginning of the holiday shopping season is set to start, the Human Rights Campaign, the...