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Scenes from the 17th Annual HRC National Dinner

The seventeenth annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner was held Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

We're proud to host over 3,400 guests, making this the largest dinner in HRC history. Tonight HRC presented the plaintiffs and attorneys from the historic Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year with the National Equality Award. Chart-topping singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles performed her hit song, “Brave” and later Jennifer Lopez was honored with the 2013 Ally for Equality Award this evening. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people.

Check out scenes from the evening below.

teri polo, sherri saum, HRC national dinner 2013

DOMA, Prop 8, lawyers, HRC national dinner 2013

julian bond, HRC national dinner 2013

cast of the fosters, HRC national dinner 2013

Chad Griffin, HRC president and parents, HRC national dinner 2013

jennifer lopez, HRC national dinner 2013

cast of the fosters, HRC national dinner 2013

cast of the fosters, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

chad griffin, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

jennifer lopez, gloria steinem, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, HRC national dinner 2013, Prop 8

Photo (c) B Proud/HRC

sarah mcbride, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

jennifer lopez, HRC national dinner 2013, ally for equality

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

roberta kaplan, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

roberta kaplan, HRC national dinner 2013, Prop 8, DOMA, lawyers

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

ted olson, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) J. Rolfe/ HRC

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, HRC national dinner 2013

Photo (c) B Proud/ HRC

HRC national dinner 2013, DOMA, Prop 8

Photo (c) B Proud/ HRC

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