HRC Timeline

  • Politics

    Once Steve graduated from the University Of Minnesota, he got involved in local state politics. He feared that his sexuality was incompatible with public life. He thought that he needed to "stop being gay" to stay in politics. He relived that being gay isn't actions but a state of mind.
  • Human Right Campaign

    The first national gay rights political action committee was made in 1980.
  • First Fund-Raiser

    First Fund-Raiser
    In September 1982, HRCF held its first large fund-raiser dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. At the fund-raiser, the format Vice-President Walter Mondale was there.
  • Name Change

    Name Change
    In 1995, HRCF rebranded to expand programs, research, and communications. They dropped the F in HRCF and changed it to HRC. With the name change, they changed the logo as well.
  • A statement

    A statement
    In 2006, the HRC made a statement, " an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community." HRC counted close to 600,000 members.