In 2015, the Obama family celebrated the marriage equality ruling by lighting up the White House in rainbow colors. Today, President Obama included the moment as part of his final thank you to the American people. Thank you, President Obama, for your historic efforts to advance LGBTQ equality.
In HRC’s groundbreaking survey, vast numbers of young people reported feeling nervous and hopeless post-election, with almost half of LGBTQ youth saying they have taken steps to hide who they are by delaying coming out, dressing differently or questioning their plans for the future. hrc.im/Survey
"I could not be prouder of the transformation that's taken place in our society just in the last decade...The primary heroes in this stage of our growth as a democracy and society are all the individual activists and sons and daughters and couples who courageously said this is who I am and I'm proud of it." -President Barack Obama at the last press conference of his presidency.
Donald Trump has chosen a man to run the Department of Health and Human Services who is on the wrong side of just about every public health concern for LGBTQ people. HRC strongly oppose his appointment.
Call your Senators to speak out against the nomination of Rep. Tom Price: 202-224-3121
LGBTQ people nationwide have come to depend upon the critical programs and leadership provided by HHS. We are standing at a crossroads in the fight for LGBTQ equality in healthcare. Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS Rep. Tom Price has an anti-equality voting record and uses harmful rhetoric that fosters stigma and fear of LGBTQ people -- compounding existing healthcare disparities.
Using his perfectly-timed wit and off-the-cuff satire, Seth Meyers has helped draw attention to discriminatory legislation targeting LGBTQ people across the country. HRC is honored to present him with the Equality Award next month. [ Hrc.org Link ]
America deserves answers from Trump’s anti-LGBTQ Education Secretary pick about her personal views and policy positions on vulnerable populations that include LGBTQ youth. Our children need a leader at the Department of Education who will defend their right to learn safely without compromising who they are. Betsy Devos has not yet demonstrated that she can truly rise to this challenge.
Moonlight has captured the hearts and minds of audiences across the country. We are honored to present Moonlight with the HRC Visionary Arts Award at the HRC Greater NY Gala next month. [ Hrc.org Link ]
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, HRC members and supporters across the country will gather today for the annual MLK Day of Service. Working together, HRC hopes to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community action to help meet national challenges bringing together people and strengthening communities. [ Hrc.org Link ]
Interested in creating safer and more inclusive schools in your community? Read more about why you should become a Welcoming Schools Facilitator → [ Hrc.org Link ] We are accepting applications for our next Welcoming Schools Facilitator Certification Program training.
The number of LGBTQ-identified adults in the U.S. is on the rise! A new Gallup survey finds that 4.1 percent of U.S. adults, or about 10 million people, now identify as LGBTQ, up from 3.5 percent in 2012. The increase is driven by millennials and women. [ Hrc.org Link ]