Saturday night the Human Rights Campaign held our 14th Annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Convention Center.  Check out the video below (and view photos here).

As a special surprise, Ricky Martin opened the show — his first appearance at an LGBT event after coming out earlier this year. The program also included White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett as the guest speaker; Grammy Award winning artist P!nk who was presented with the Ally for Equality Award by Bette Midler; the National Arts & Culture Award went to the hit ABC series Modern Family and was accepted by cast members Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson; and Lee Daniels, Producer and Director of Precious and Monsters Ball took home the Visibility Award presented by Precious star Mo’Nique.

Ricky Martin:

Bette Midler:



Lee Daniels:

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet:

HRC President Joe Solmonese:

Valerie Jarrett:

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