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DC in Bloom

| November 29, 2011 | Parties

A-List celebs make a “B-line” for HRC’s premier event. THE PARTY The star-studded 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner celebrated the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The event also honored Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the National Ally for Equality Award, presented by fellow New Yorker and fantasy bestie to gay men everywhere, Sarah Jessica Parker. THE PEOPLE President Barack Obama was joined by Hollywood’s top names such as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as well as Brit rugby star Ben Cohen, in support of the organization’s programs and campaigns. The commander in chief and two-time keynoter expressed his desire to see the Defense of Marriage Act repealed and deemed the act unconstitutional. He voiced his willingness to continue fighting the legislation and said, “It should join Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the history books.” BEST IN SHOW Screaming fans lauded musical performances by Cyndi Lauper, Greyson Chance and Mika. Guests shopped through the ever-popular silent auction, posed for photo ops with the HRC Road to Equality bus and the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, and entered the raffle for a Lexus IS 350c. Photos By Tony Brown/imijphoto.com



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