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DISGUSTING! – HRC’s 2017 990 Tax Forms Show Pres. Chad Griffin Now Makes Over $500.000.00 A Year

Look at the full form and see HRC's Lobbying Expenses are LESS than Chad Griffin's Salary!

Via San Francisco Gay Activist Michael Petrelis:

The Human Rights Campaign usually publishes its latest IRS 990 filing shortly after filing it with the Treasury Department in mid August, except for this year. It took a week of calling and emailing them to share the filing and today they acceded to my request.

Here’s what’s of keen interest to me from the 2017 filing. HRC had $49.3 million in gross receipts, executive director and LGBTQ Golden Boy Chad Griffin broke the half million salary ceiling and was compensated $502,000 for his services. 15 other executives were paid over $200,000 with two receiving over $300,000, and the organization used the services of eight fundraising firms. 

Have a look at the full 2017 IRS 990 report from HRC and tell me what catches your eye:

Follow the money!


And you thought the Republican’s were the only overpaid grifters.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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2 thoughts on “DISGUSTING! – HRC’s 2017 990 Tax Forms Show Pres. Chad Griffin Now Makes Over $500.000.00 A Year”

  1. Almost 12 million in lobbying expenses? What did that expense achieve? I would like to see that itemized. If you think the executives are overpaid, I bet the lobbyists took double what the executives and officers get. What was the goal of that expense? Was there a piece of legislation being put forward? I have a feeling it would be explained away with a bunch of blustering and throat clearing.

  2. I know the cost of living in DC is high, but really? Unfortunately, HRC remains the most visible and well-recognized LGBT advocacy group, but other than its yellow and blue equal symbol I don’t know what they accomplish on a day-to-day basis. My choice for donations is Lambda Legal which fights the anti-LGBT forces on the front lines.

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