Kelley Robinson

President of the Human Rights Campaign

Kelley Robinson is the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a formidable force with more than 3 million active members and supporters, more than 200 dedicated staff, and tens of thousands of volunteers across the country. She is also a Charles F. Kettering Foundation senior fellow. She holds the distinction of being the first Black, queer woman to lead the largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the United States. Each year, the HRC releases the State Equality Index, the most comprehensive survey of state-level commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. Before taking the helm at the Human Rights Campaign, Robinson served as the executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, where she fought tirelessly for reproductive rights and demonstrated a deep commitment to defending the rights of all individuals. With a wealth of experience spanning more than 15 years in campaign organizing, community building, and coalition building, Robinson brings a rich history of advocacy work to the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Her dedication to fighting injustice for society’s most underserved populations has been a driving force throughout her career. Robinson is not only a passionate advocate but also a proud wife and mother. Alongside her wife, Becky, they proudly call Washington, DC, their home.

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The Charles F. Kettering Foundation has established an elite group of senior fellows to work with the foundation to advance our pro-inclusive democracy mission. Learn more about all of our Kettering fellows.