Friday, October 8, 2010

The Human Rights (HRC )Campaign National Dinner 2010

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today announced its 14th Annual National Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

The program will include: Grammy Award-winning artist P!nk who will be presented with the Ally for Equality Award by Bette Midler. The National Arts & Culture Award will go to the hit ABC series Modern Family and will be accepted by cast members Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Sofia Vergara. Lee Daniels, Producer and Director of Precious and Monsters Ball will accept the Visibility Award presented by Precious star Mo’Nique. Further event details will be made public as they are confirmed.

“This has been a remarkable year in the fight for LGBT equality, but there is much work left to be done,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “The National Dinner will highlight our accomplishments and inspire us to keep up the fight until we have achieved full equality under the law.”

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the event held in the Washington Convention Center, which is chaired by Marjorie Chorlins & Kirkland Hamill.

WHAT: Human Rights Campaign Fourteenth Annual National Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 9th, 2010
Media arrival at 5:00 p.m. / Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.
  • P!nk, Grammy Award-Winning Artist
  • Bette Midler, Award-Winning Singer and Actor
  • Lee Daniels, Academy Award-Nominated Producer/Director
  • Mo'Nique, Academy Award-Winning Actor
  • Comedian Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Sofia Vergara of ABC's Emmy Award-Winning Modern Family
  • Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign

*Further event details and programmatic line-up will be made public once they are confirmed*

Ticket Info: The HRC National Dinner is sold out. To be placed on the waiting list, please visit

Credentialing: Media pre-registration required. To attend the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner all media must be pre-registered and approved for a credential. To request credentials for the dinner, please contact Paul Guequierre at

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.