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HRC's 14th annual National Dinner to honor P!nk

WASHINGTON – A star-studded lineup of pop culture icons and legends such as P!nk and Bette Midler are on the program for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 14th annual National Dinner.

The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

HRC is expecting more than 3,000 people to attend the event at the Washington Convention Center. The dinner, which serves as a fundraiser for the work of the nation's largest GLBT civil rights organization, is chaired by Marjorie Chorlins and Kirkland Hamill.

The evening's program will include presentations, entertainment and awards. Grammy Award-winning artist P!nk 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.

“This has been a remarkable year in the fight for LGBT equality, but there is much work left to be done,” said HRC 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.”

While tickets to the dinner have sold out, a waiting list has been formed at www.hrcnationaldinner.org, so sign up today.

More information about the Human Rights Campaign is available online at www.hrc.org.