What is The Human Rights Campaign?
Over the past twenty-five years, the HRC has incorporated lobbying into its activities, developed a research and policy unit, and created effective education and outreach programs on a host of issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. Contributing to the campaigns of candidates who will support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights also remains a focal point of HRC’s work.
In 2006, the Human Rights Campaign declared that it envisioned “an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.” HRC now counts close to 600,000 members, joined by their mutual commitment to realizing the organization’s vision of equality.
For more information on HRC’s history, organizational changes, and mergers, see the organizational history section in the online guide to the HRC archival records.