(EDGE) Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released a statement Wednesday on the election of Donald Trump as the United State's 45th president.

Acknowledging many Americans are currently "feeling stunned and disheartened and questioning if they have a place in our country today" after the election results, which saw Trump shockingly beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, Griffin gave a message of hope.

"Don't ever let anybody tell you otherwise. Be bold, be strong, and continue to stand up for the principles that have always made America great," he wrote. "At a time like this, we don't slow down. We double down. Tomorrow, HRC will set to work once again, undeterred and focused on our mission to realize a world in which every single LGBTQ person is safe and equal and valued."


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