HRC: Making a More Inclusive and Accepting World for Everyone
By Human Rights Campaign on November 1, 2017
Each day, while elected officials debate political and legislative solutions, HRC Foundation’s incredible staff educates the public and provides training and model policies that alter the fundamental nature of the institutions that govern our everyday lives. From policy that guides a hospital’s treatment of LGBTQ patients, to the moral truths that shape how a pastor interacts with a congregation or a community — HRC approaches LGBTQ life holistically, looking for ways that their work can make a more inclusive and accepting world for everyone, in every part of their life.
Take HRC’s work with adoption and foster care agencies: Before an agency can earn HRC’s seal signifying it is a leader in supporting and serving LGBTQ families and youth, they must first ensure that the agency has the right policies in place. Then they train every single employee on what those policies mean and why they’re important.
Or consider HRC’s corporate work. Even as they push for inclusive federal anti-discrimination laws, the fact is that millions of workplaces today offer equal benefits to LGBTQ employees, including coverage for same-sex partners and transgender-inclusive healthcare policies. Many adopted these policies through working closely with the hardworking staff of the HRC Foundation. And with continued support from donors, HRC can help more corporations implement LGBTQ-friendly policies by delivering the training and other critical resources they need to move forward.
In communities of faith, HRC meets with families and leaders to foster understanding about how to support LGBT loved ones, not in spite of religion but because of it. We amplify the voices of the faith leaders who are already with us in an effort to change the media’s narrative when it comes to what religious people think about our lives and our families.
Through the HRC Global program, HRC leverages their domestic LGBTQ work to have international impact. HRC Global helps counter draconian laws aimed at suppressing sexual minorities. They are also training a new generation of leaders. The HRC Foundation’s current global fellows hail from Turkey and Bangladesh. Their work with HRC Global with help move the LGBTQ movement forward in their home countries. From calling out Americans for exporting hate to advocating for an LGBTQ-inclusive foreign policy, HRC envisions a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
The HRC Foundation does this work alongside employers and employees, pastors and parishioners, doctors and teachers, neighbors and advocates. They change hearts and minds all along the way, across the United States and around the world, to enhance the lived experiences of LGBT people and families everywhere.
They know that they can make great progress by engaging directly with institutions that affect our day-to-day lives — schools, churches, hospitals and workplaces.
This work takes tremendous expertise, patience and diligence. Support from donors gives HRC the strength to meet their highest goals while we march down this long road toward full LGBTQ equality.
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