Pollywood: Obama to Keynote HRC

President to deliver keynote address at Human Rights Campaign Annual Dinner on October 1.
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President Barack Obama addresses the HRC guests and a live national audience at the HRC National Dinner in 2009. (Photo by Tony Powell)

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced President Barack Obama as their keynote speaker for the organization’s 15th Annual National Dinner, to be held on Saturday, October 1.

Expected to draw up to 3,000 attendees, the event will be held at the Washington Convention Center, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Human Rights Campaign President exclaimed the organization’s honor at being able to share the night with President Obama, noting his “tremendous record of accomplishment for LGBT people.” “On the heels of the end to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ we look forward to celebrating our victories and redoubling our efforts for the fights that remain ahead,” said Solmonese.

Only media credentialed will be allowed entrance for this event. Please contact Paul Guequierre at Paul.Gerquierre@hrc.org to request credentials. All media planning to attend must pre-register by Thursday, September 29.

For more information on the Human Rights Campaign 15th Annual Dinner, please click here.

The Human Rights Campaign works to inspire and engage Americans to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation based on fundamental fairness for all. For more information on HRC please click here.

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