On Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, will host a national virtual event, “Time for Equality,” to mark the first one-hundred days of the pro-equality Biden-Harris Administration and demonstrate HRC’s renewed push to fight to ensure equal rights for the LGBTQ community. HRC will also honour the FX show “Pose” as it enters its third and final season with the National Visibility and Impact Award, and several of the show’s cast members and creators will speak at the event.
“Pose” is a groundbreaking show that features the largest cast of openly transgender and LGBTQ actors ever in a network series, and spotlights ballroom culture in New York in the 1980s and 1990s. The final season begins May 2 on FX. “Time for Equality” comes as we continue to see increasing attacks on LGBTQ people, and especially transgender and non-binary people, at the state level. There are so far more than 220 anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the country. Of those, more than 110 directly target transgender people, a record number for a single session since the Human Rights Campaign has been tracking legislation. Legislators across the country have failed to provide examples of issues in their states to attempt to justify these attacks, laying bare the reality that these are attacks on transgender youth that are fueled by discrimination and not supported by fact.
Last fall, HRC hosted “Unite for Equality Live,” which replaced the Human Rights Campaign’s annual National Dinner in 2020 and raised funds for the critical fights ahead to protect and expand LGBTQ rights in the United States and around the world.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.