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In October 2014, OHR announced its #DC19 campaign, which highlights traits protected from discrimination in the District and informs people they can file a complaint with our office if they believe they've been discriminated against. Ads appeared in the Metro system to address discrimination based on age, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation. See the campaign ads.

DC19 Campaign



In April 2014, we launched a year-long effort to encourage businesses to become more accessibility friendly. "Serving All: A Guide to Being Accessible for Your Customers and Community," is a guidebook that assists owners and managers improve accessibility in their restaurant, both for the benefit of the community and the restaurant's bottom line. Throughout the year, OHR staff will visit developing restaurant corridors to talk with restaurants and ask them to "Take a Pledge" to become more accessibility friendly. Read the guidebook and learn more about the campaign.

Accessible DC


Immigrants Contribute: Fall 2013

Our Immigrants Contribute Campaign, launched in September 2013, aims to highlight the contributions of immigrants to the District and discourage incidents of discrimination. Developed over five months and with extensive guidance from immigrant advocates and diverse immigrant communities, the campaign will appeared in Metro stations, throughout the bus system and in newspapers and on radio during September. See the campaign.

Immigrants Contribute Campaign

Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign: Fall & Winter 2012

The groundbreaking Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign has been called by advocates the first government-funded campaign focused exclusively on the betterment of transgender and gender non-conforming people. The campaign aims to increase understanding and respect for the transgender and gender non-conforming communities, decrease incidents of discrimination and increase reporting of discrimination to OHR. The five campaign ads feature actual community members, and will appear citywide on bus shelters in the fall and winter of 2012. Learn more about the campaign and the transgender and gender non-conforming communities in the District. 

Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign

Fair Housing Is Your Right Campaign: Summer 2012

The Office of Human Rights launched an ambitious advertising campaign in Summer 2012 aimed at educating DC residents about anti-discrimination laws in housing, in hopes of reducing discriminatory incidents and increasing reporting. The advertisements focused on five of the DC Human Rights Act's 19 protected traits: people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income (such as the use of housing vouchers) and familial status (such as people with children). Learn more about the campaign, download a Fair Housing flyer and learn more about housing non-discrimination on our Fair Housing resources page

People with Disabilities

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

 Source of Income

   Familial Status

People with Disabilities Ad

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Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Ad

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Source of Income Ad

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Family Status Ad

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