Theme Thursday - Human Rights Campaign

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The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in America. HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Ever since its founding in HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for LGBT Americans. They have been in existence since 1980 and headquartered in their own permanent new building at 1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W. Washington, DC, since 2003.

The equal sign logo was unveiled in 1995 as part of a "re-branding." The organization shed it's "funding only" image to a more advocacy mission. The symbol can be seen throughout the world from bumper stickers in Japan to backpacks in Europe. Today the symbol is synonymous to the rainbow symbol and is seen extensively at Pride celebrations.
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Brian Miller said…
nice. thanks for the bit of history and another side of equal...wonder what the next thing is we will oppress each other for and have to overcome...
Ziva said…
This was a great take on the this week's theme, and a truly important cause. I study human rights and have come to greatly appreciate everyone who works actively towards equality of every human being. Happy TT!
still can't believe anyone would deny another human being their equal rights.

great post!
Julie said…
The search for equal rights seems to me to stop at the borders of western nations, Australia being one such nation in the western developed world. I think about the astounding hardships that the people of Pakistan are enduring right now, and reflect upon how we are reacting to these people as individuals. And it is individuals who must be the focus of the call for the rights of all to be equal. I heard a story of a little girl who died in Pakistan who had been too young to have her birth registered. She was buried in shallow ground and the floods washed her body away. Now there is no way for her death to be recorded. It is as though she never existed.

I am uncomfortable with the grouping of equality and rights. More, I think I am uncomfortable with the concept of 'rights'.

A very thought provoking post yet again today.
annell4 said…
I'm glad to learn about this symbol. What you say is right!
Me said…
It still boggles my mind that this is a cause that needs to be championed. Why on earth some people take exception to people loving people is something I'll never understand. Love is love, everyone should be free to do so as they wish.

Great post. Happy TT!
California Girl said…
There are a number of history lessons with this theme today. Nice work.
Leeuna said…
Great reminder and a beautiful post. Happy TT. You did the word "equal" proud.
Bobbie said…
*thumbs up!* This post made me smile, and it's perfect for the theme.
Baino said…
Julie's words hold such resonance. Isn't it odd that we all band to Haiti and yet Pakistan is just another weather blip. It's a wonderful mission and an altruistic cause but I despair sometimes at the lack of progress we are making at attaining equality on many levels.

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