his organization was an instant “Yes” for me. I was in high school when I first had a friend that came out as a gay, young man. He was one of my best friends. I loved him before he told me, and I loved him after. His sexuality was a feature in his life like his beautiful blue eyes, it was a feature, simply. So when approached by this organization, I said, “Yes, yes, yes.” The Human Rights Campaign is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. The organization focuses on protecting and expanding rights for LGBT individuals, most notably advocating for marriage equality, anti-discrimination and hate crimes legislation, and HIV/AIDS advocacy. The organization has a number of legislative initiatives as well as supporting resources for LGBT individuals.