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Human Rights Campaign – Advocating for LGBTQ Equality

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) works to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people by increasing awareness and encouraging the adoption of more LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. As the largest civil rights organization and advocacy group working to achieve LGBTQ equality in the United States, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ individuals can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Focused primarily on protecting and expanding LGBTQ rights, the HRC most notably advocates for such causes as marriage equality, anti-discrimination and hate crimes legislation, and HIV/AIDS protective and preventative action. Through these and many other truly heroic programs and projects, the HRC continues to enhance the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people and their families everywhere. Changing hearts and minds across America and around the globe.

More Heroic Causes

The Rainforest Trust works around the world to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for endangered species and indigenous communities. They specifically target the most threatened tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. These regions are part of the fabric of this planet and need to be protected, now more than ever.

Carbonfund.org makes it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce and offset their carbon impact, while helping lead the fight against global warming. The purchase of certified carbon offsets go toward projects that help reduce CO2 and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally.

Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation and marine protection. The global teams of Oceana work together on a variety of strategic projects and directed campaigns intended to return our oceans to former levels of abundance. Currently, their efforts are focused on helping to ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the US. Help Oceana protect our vulnerable sharks.

Friends of the Earth, and their wide network of global grassroots advocates, fight for a healthier planet. With an ever-watchful-eye on the environment, they seek to expose the truth behind issues that endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. Their efforts focus on clean energy and global warming, protection from harmful technologies, and promoting transportation alternatives.

Feeding America is a hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks feeding the hungry and leading the fight against hunger in the United States. Through community support, they are able to provide food for over 46 million people through a variety of food pantries and meal programs. Feeding America also supports programs that educate the public and advocate for legislation.

Mercy for Animals works to raise awareness of such atrocities while heroically striving to create a community where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they deserve. Through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy, the MFA serves as a voice for farmed animals, where they would otherwise have none.