The Center’s advocacy for the communities it serves extends back to its founding in 1983 as the Foundation for Human Understanding. Today, advocacy takes many forms, from visiting with state lawmakers about policy and funding issues to actively working with government and schools to develop more inclusive policies.
We’ve spoken and marched in demonstrations and encouraged people to write letters and make phone calls. When it comes to advocating for the LGBTQ community as well as all people impacted by HIV/AIDS, it’s an important part of our past, our present and our future. And from leading the efforts to get Dallas ISD to adopt a comprehensive anti-bullying policy to pressuring Dallas County to add transgender employment protections, we deliver results.
Education and advocacy is a vital component in providing services to the community. From researching medical information and job opportunities in the Center's cyber center, to offering cultural competency classes to corporations, Resource Center provides a wide selection of services geared towards strengthening and empowering the and LGBT and HIV communities.
The Center's advocacy has resulted in many notable achievements.