HRC National Dinner to Feature Vice President Kamala Harris; “Blue” Carpet to Feature A-List Celebrities, Musical Artists, and Cultural Icons

by HRC Staff

This Year’s National Dinner Is First In-Person Dinner Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization – today announced that Vice President Kamala Harris will be featured speakers at its upcoming annual National Dinner event, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 29th.

The Vice President will join other nationally renowned speakers, including Incoming HRC President Kelley Robinson and honorees Sheryl Lee Ralph & “A League of Their Own” stars Abbi Jacobson & Chanté Adams. HRC will also welcome special guests Lisa Ann Walter, Maybelle Blair, Dyllón Burnside, George Takei, Brian Michael Smith, Nicole Maines, Ian Alexander, Rafael Silva, Dana Goldberg, and performances from Robin S., Shea Diamond, and DJ Nico Craig.

This year’s national dinner is the first in-person dinner since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first under the leadership of HRC’s recently announced Incoming President Kelley Robinson. HRC will honor Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph with the National Ally for Equality Award, and the hit Amazon series “A League of Their Own” with the National Visibility award. Stars Abbi Jacobson and Chanté Adams will accept the award on behalf of the show. In addition, Robinson will deliver remarks about her leadership mandate: to fight with the LGBTQ+ community for full equality and liberation for all, without exception and to deepen HRC’s commitment to trans justice, racial justice, and reproductive justice.

REQUEST MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Due to limited space, only members of the media who have been credentialed in advance will be allowed entrance.


Human Rights Campaign National Dinner


Press check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. ET. The “Blue Carpet” begins at 5:45 pm. The main program begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.


Walter E Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW Washington DC 20001


Vice President Kamala Harris

Incoming HRC President Kelley Robinson

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Abbi Jacobson

Chanté Adams

Lisa Ann Walter

Dyllón Burnside

Maybelle Blair

George Takei

Brian Michael Smith

Nicole Maines

Ian Alexander

Rafael Silva

Dana Goldberg

Robin S.

Shea Diamond

DJ Nico Craig

Additional details can be found HERE.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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