Public Education & Research Program

The HRC Foundation’s Public Education & Research Program spearheads a wide variety of LGBTQ+ advocacy and outreach campaigns, working to ensure that the HRC Foundation’s resources and programs are timely, impactful and inclusive.

In addition to publishing resource guides, informational materials and reports, the team conducts original quantitative and qualitative research exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people. The program also collaborates with academic researchers and provides guidance to other HRC initiatives in support of efforts to advance LGBTQ+ equality and well-being.

100+ public education products and resources

Managed by the Public Education & Research team

5.3 million visits

To HRC’s website each year to view public education products and resources -- the largest body of content visited on the site overall

16 million LGBTQ+ people in the U.S.

Each have unique needs and experiences, yet many research and policymaking efforts fail to address these needs and experiences. HRC Foundation's Public Education and Research Programs works to close this gap.

Public Education & Research Projects

An Epidemic of Violence: Fatal Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People In the U.S. in 2020

Since 2013, HRC and other advocates have tracked over 200 cases of fatal violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people across over 30 states and over 100 cities nationwide. Ending this epidemic requires addressing and eliminating anti-transgender stigma and discrimination across all facets of society and embracing people of all genders for who they are. Read the full report to learn how you can take action to help end the violence.

Coming Out Guides

We all deserve the right to live our lives genuinely, completely and honestly. Race, ethnicity, language, religion, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation and gender identity should never be barriers to us living our full lives. HRC Foundation's Coming Out Guides were designed to help LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones navigate the coming out process.

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