The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that over 75 large businesses and dozens of small businesses have signed on to its Count Us In pledge. President of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Kelley Robinson released a statement saying that the allyship should not end on June 30th. The community is experiencing the worst year on record with over 520 bills that aim to strip us of our very existence, dignity, and history. She said the current anti-LGBTQ+ laws are the reason why the HRC has declared for the first time ever a national state of emergency for our community. Businesses that sign the Count Us In pledge commit to being public LGBTQ+ allies, calling on lawmakers to abandon any efforts to discriminate and reject anti-LGBTQ threats to company values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It also means the companies will raise up honest and authentic experiences of LGBTQ+ Americans, and ensure transgender and non-binary employees and their families have access to health and medical care. HRC has collaborated with GLAAD on efforts to ensure the business community has substantive ways to support the LGBTQ+ community, including GLAAD’s separate sign-on statement of support.