LGBT Site of the Week – The Human Rights Campaign

So this is something new I’ve come up with. I will be featuring a new LGBT website each Wednesday. These sites can be large organizations, like the HRC, or smaller businesses that offer resources for the LGBT community. They can be local or nationwide businesses, publications, anything that provides information and support for us.

If you have any suggestions on any organizations, businesses, or publications you would like to see featured, please just fill out the contact form under ‘About’ on the main page of Uncloseted, and I’ll make sure to research the site and post it as soon as I can.

Again, thank you for your support!

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The Human Rights Campaign – established in 1980 by Steve Endean, the HRC has become the largest equal rights Hrc_logo.svgadvocacy group and political lobbying organization for LGBT people.

The HRC consists of two non-profit organizations and a political action committee –

  • The HRC Foundation – focuses on research, advocacy, and education
  • The Human Rights Campaign – focuses on promoting social welfare through lobbying of anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community
  • The HRC Political Action Committee – focuses on supporting political candidates who adhere to the HRC’s position on LGBT rights, as well as raising awareness on LGBT-supportive candidates

Their logo, a yellow equal sign on a blue field, and actually only became the campaign’s logo in 1995. Prior to that, the HRC used a stylized torch as their logo. They recently added an additional logo in support of same-sex marriage, a pink 536453_355588497880603_1673130184_nequal sign on a red field.

The HRC has been instrumental in passing hate crime laws, and in the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. The group also has a number of awards that are presented to individuals who have fought hard for equality.

You can visit their website here: http://www.hrc.org/

You can also sign up to become a member of the HRC, and help in the fight for equality.  Read up on current LGBT issues, events, and catch up on the history and victories of a wonderful campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

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