A mainstream gay rights organization in the United States, founded in 1980. Used to be called the "HRCF," or "Human Rights Campaign Fund," when they focused specifically on lobbying Washington D.C.. They have been the subject of much controversy, both because of their relatively narrow scope (often purposely excluding bisexual and transgendered issues) and because a high-level African-American staffer publically quit in the late 1990s, alleging that the atmosphere was too racist. They tend to work on only the most mainstream of gay issues, such as the right to marry and the right to be featured in sitcoms, excluding less lucrative and accepted problems like healthcare for working-class queers and employment rights for transgendered people.