The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ people.
HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
HRC was founded in 1980 and began expanding our reach in 1995, creating a Family Project that became part of our educational arm, the HRC Foundation.
HRC Foundation builds support for LGBTQ people among families and friends, co-workers and employers, pastors and parishioners, doctors and teachers, neighbors, and the general public. Through several programs and projects, HRC is enhancing the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and their families, as we change hearts and minds across America and around the globe.
- The program’s projects include:
– The All Children — All Families Project trains child welfare professionals to improve agency policies and practices around LGBTQ foster and adoptive families, as well as LGBTQ children and youth.
- – The Welcoming Schools Project is the nation’s premier program dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.
Roddy Biggs, an HRC Youth Ambassador who experienced bullying and harassment after coming out as gay at the age of 12, sees his position as a unique opportunity:
“I now work to promote the message that life gets better, and it is important to never give up. I know first hand that being a member of the LGBTQ community in today’s society can be very difficult. I know how hard it can be to come out, to feel accepted in your school or community. I hope that, as a Youth Ambassador, I can help LGBTQ youth get the resources they need to feel safe, loved, and accepted, and to let them know that there is hope and someone who loves them out there.”
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