President Obama to Deliver Keynote Address at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

by Carolyn Simon

October 1 event in DC comes on heels of end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”


Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today announced that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the organization’s 15th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  President Obama previously addressed the event in 2009.

“We are honored to share this night with President Obama who has a tremendous record of accomplishment for LGBT people,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.  “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.”

The event, which is expected to draw nearly 3,000 attendees, will be the evening of Saturday, October 1st at the Washington Convention Center.  All media planning to attend MUST pre-register by Thursday, September 29.  Those credentialed will be notified by September 30 along with a detailed schedule of the evening.  To request credentials please contact Paul Guequierre at  Only media credentialed for this event will be allowed entrance.

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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 LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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