Charlotte Clymer

Press Secretary

Rapid Response, Human Rights Campaign


Charlotte Clymer is currently the press secretary for rapid response at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. Her day-to-day work involves running the organization’s messaging in response to the White House and federal policy. She also serves on the D.C. Commission for Persons with Disabilities, the Board for the Center for Law and Military Policy, the Military and Veterans Advisory Council for Outserve-SLDN (Servicemember’s Legal Defense Network), and the Advisory Councils for Running Start and the Lone Star Parity Project, organizations working toward gender parity in elected office. She is also a Political Partner in the Class of 2019 at the Truman National Security Project, which works to bring together leaders with national security backgrounds to deliver concrete solutions to pressing global challenges for leaders at the local, state, and national levels. Her commentary has been quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Guardian, TIME, Newsweek, and numerous other publications. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, NBC News, GQ, the Independent, Quartz, Dame Magazine, and others. She is a 2019 40 under 40 Queer Women of D.C. Honoree and graduate of Georgetown University. Among other things, she believes you should prioritize electing and hiring women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. As a person who receives unearned benefits from having white privilege, she believes white supremacy is an insidious force in our society and complicit silence in response to that is deadly and destructive. She is a Texan, military veteran and proud transgender woman, currently based in Washington, D.C., where she lives with her two cats. In her free time, you can find her drinking with friends and singing country music on karaoke.