Ana M. Ma
Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff
HRC was founded in the year 1980. The organisation has been active for over 30 years now. The founder of the organisation was Steve Endean. The founder of the company was also responsible for establishing the Gay Rights National Lobby in the year 1978. The two organisations were finally merged together as well. The first executive director of the organisation was Vic Basile. In the year 1986, the HRC Foundation was formed, which was also a not for profit organisation. In the year 1989, Vic Basile departed from the organisation. During that time, Tim McFeeley was elected to be the executive director of the company. The overall membership count of the organisation during that time was almost 25,000.
In the year 1992, the organisation had endorsed for the first time, a presidential candidate named Bill Clinton. The following year, the organisation had started a new project called National Coming Out Day. Then in the year 1995, the company had changed its name to the Human Rights Campaign. There was also a complete reorganisation inside the entity as well, with the HRC Foundation developing new programs as well. The organisation also unveiled its new logo too. In the year 2000, the organisation had sponsored a fundraising concert in Washington, USA. In the year 2004, Cheryl Jacques had resigned as the executive director, after only being at the helm for just 11 months, due to a difference in the kind of management philosophy. The following year, Joe Solmonese was announced as the president of the organisation. In the year 2007, the organisation along with Logo TV created a forum for 2008 Democratic presidential candidates, who are dedicated mainly to the LBGT issues. Then in the year 2010, the organisation had protested for the ban on HIV positive people. As of the year 2012, the organisation had donated almost $20 million in order to re-elect President Barrack Obama and also made same-sex marriage legal as well. In the year 2013, the organisation had conducted a postcard campaign mainly in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. As of the year 2019, the organisation has joined with 42 other types of religions, for opposing the Project Blitz - which is a move by Christian right organisations for influencing state legislation. The headquarters of the organisation is based in 1640 Rhode Island Avenue North West. The name of the place is Washington, while the name of the state is DC, USA. The pin code of the area is 20036-3200.
HRC is an American not for profit organisation that helps in the advocacy of LGBTQ rights along with lobbying of politics as well, in the USA. The current president of the organisation is Chad Griffin. As of the year 2018, the total revenue generated by the organisation is more than $45.6 million.
The primary services provided by the organisation include on protecting and also expanding the rights of the LGBTQ individuals, while also advocating issues like marriage equality, anti-discrimination and even hate crime legislation as well. The organisation is also a supporter of HIV/AIDS positive people too. The organisation has a various number of legislative initiatives along with supporting resources for all the LBGTQ individuals.
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