Tag Archives: Chad Griffin

HRC President: We’re Going To Get Our Country Back

“We are going to get our country back. I have never seen in my career the kind of grassroots energy and activism like we see today. I really do believe if you fast forward two years, four years, five years, we will look back at this moment and see it as one of the great awakenings of our democracy. Marginalized …

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HRC Takes On The “Real” Mike Pence [VIDEO]

“Mike Pence has made a career out of attacking the rights and equal dignity of LGBTQ people, women and other marginalized communities. Now as vice president, he poses one of the greatest threats to equality in the history of our movement. With the world distracted by Donald Trump’s scandal-ridden White House, Mike Pence’s nefarious agenda has been allowed to fly …

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HRC Launches $26M Fund To Battle Trump

Time Magazine reports: The nation’s largest LGBT organization is setting aside $26 million to fund opposition to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the largest grassroots investment in the group’s 37-year history. The Human Rights Campaign’s move, which leaders are set to announce Tuesday, signals the group will ramp up spending on grassroots activism even after going all-in with Hillary Clinton in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Night Of Democratic Convention

Within the hour, 2016 Democratic National Convention chair Marcia Fudge will gavel to order the final (and arguably, gayest) night of the week. Watch below. Among the speakers leading off the afternoon program are HRC chairman Chad Griffin, openly gay US Rep. Sean Maloney, trans activist Sarah McBride, and staunch LGBT ally and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  We’ll start …

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Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin Lands Speaking Slot On Final Night Of Dem Convention

The Democratic National Committee today unveiled an extensive list of convention speakers in addition to the top-billed names released in previous weeks. Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin will speak on the convention’s final night. Here’s the new list via press release: Monday, July 25 Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota) National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia Congressman Raul Grijalva (Arizona) …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mississippi House Makes Final Vote On Anti-LGBT “License To Discriminate” Hate Bill UPDATE: House Votes 70-47 To Send Bill To Governor

UPDATE: A live video link for the Mississippi House is below. Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: This morning, advocates from HRC and ACLU of Mississippi gathered outside the Mississippi State Capitol to highlight the discriminatory effects of H.B.1523, urging House Speaker Philip A. Gunn to shelve the bill before this afternoon’s final vote. The outrageous legislation would …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Activists Meet With Governor

From the Human Rights Campaign: This morning, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro, transgender advocate Candis Cox-Daniels, and other LGBT equality advocates went to the North Carolina State Capitol to hand deliver a letter from more than 100 major CEOs & business leaders urging Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal …

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HRC: Why We Endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

Two weeks ago I reported that the Human Rights Campaign had endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. For some reason news of the endorsement took some time to trickle into the LGBT-friendly blogosphere and in the last few days criticism has become quite loud, with most angrily pointing out that endorsing ANY Senate Republican in a year when the majority is …

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HRC Calls For LGBT SCOTUS Justice

Yesterday Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin urged President Obama to appoint an LGBT person as Antonin Scalia’s successor. He writes: To have a representative on our nation’s highest court would send a powerful message to the millions of LGBT people who have struggled for recognition — and respect — for many decades. Today, we have other legal champions who …

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IOWA: HRC Joins Clinton On Campaign Trail [VIDEO]

Yesterday in Iowa: The Human Rights Campaign proudly joins Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail today in Des Moines, Iowa, as she formally accepted our endorsement for president. “She doesn’t just voice her support, or vote her support for our community, she has been our partner in this fight and always willing to go to battle when we need her,” …

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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary [VIDEO]

Via press release: The Human Rights Campaign, (HRC) the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. HRC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 32 community leaders from across the nation, unanimously voted to endorse Secretary Clinton — an endorsement she will accept next Sunday, January 24 at an …

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AFER Calls It Quits

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was “going out of business.” Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) was created with the specific mission of arguing for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme …

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VIDEO: Equality Act Introduced

Lambda Legal reacts: We applaud the introduction of this essential bill. Today, it spotlights the pervasive, unjust, and unacceptable discrimination facing LGBT Americans and their families; when passed, it will be a crucial next step forward in ending that discrimination. Its introduction comes nearly one month after the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that made marriage equality …

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Chad Griffin Vs. Ryan T. Anderson

Yesterday ABC’s This Week hosted Heritage Foundation wonk Ryan T. Anderson and Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin to spar about tomorrow’s SCOTUS hearings. When host George Stephanopoulos brings up the children of gay parents, Anderson immediately pivots to the SCOTUS brief filed by Robert Oscar Lopez.

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Apple’s Tim Cook Tops Out’s Power 50 List

Out Magazine today published its ninth annual ranking of the 50 most powerful LGBT people in the United States.  Taking the top spot from last year’s list leader, Ellen DeGeneres, is Apple CEO Tim Cook, who formally came out six months ago. Here is this year’s top ten: 1. Tim Cook 2. Ellen DeGeneres 3. Rachel Maddow 4. Sen. Tammy …

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