The last year in our politics has seen an erosion of rights for LGBTQ+ Americans, who are facing an assault on their very existence, with bans on books that affirm their experience, to hundreds of bills in statehouses targeting the rights of transgender youth.

A year ahead of an election that again feels existential for millions of voters, Kelley Robinson — who marked her one-year anniversary this week as the first Black, queer woman to lead the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization — sees the moment as one in which she is uniquely positioned to lead.

Read the full article about LGBTQ+ rights by Errin Haines at The19th.