RELEASE: Human Rights Campaign Endorses Wes Moore for Maryland Governor

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Oct. 7, 2022

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Wes Moore for Maryland Governor

The Human Rights Campaign joins a growing list of endorsers to the Wes Moore for Maryland campaign 

‘Leaving no one behind means protecting every Marylander, no matter who they worship, what they look like, or who they love,’ says Moore

BALTIMORE (Oct. 7, 2022) – Today, the Human Rights Campaign, endorsed Wes Moore in the 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Election.

“I’ve got a message to anyone trying to take away rights from our LGBTQ+ community here in Maryland – you’ll have to go through me first,” said Wes Moore. “I fought for this country because I believe in freedom for all Americans. As governor, I won’t just stand up for our LGBTQ+ community, I’ll fight for them. Because that’s what it means to leave no one behind, that’s what it means to be an American. I’m grateful to have HRC in this fight alongside me as we work to build a more inclusive and tolerant Maryland.” 

“The LGBTQ+ community deserves to have elected officials who are not only willing to be vocal in their support for freedom and equality for all, but are also ready to pass pro-equality policies on day one – this is exactly what Wes Moore will be as the next Governor of Maryland,” said JoDee Winterhof, Senior Vice President of Policy & Political Affairs of the Human Rights Campaign. Throughout his campaign, Wes Moore has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to making Maryland a haven for LGBTQ+ rights and abortion access. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Wes Moore for Governor of Maryland.”

Recently, Wes Moore spoke with The Advocate, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ publication in the United States, about his plans to protect the hard-earned freedoms of the LGBTQ+ community here in Maryland. 


Wes Moore is a U.S. Army combat veteran who led soldiers in combat with the 82nd Airborne Division, a Rhodes Scholar, former small business owner, and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations. He is the Democratic nominee for Maryland governor for the Nov. 8 election. Learn more at