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‘Right’ On

The Human Rights Campaign celebrated its 20th annual gala with a black-tie bash at the still-new Marriott Marquis in Downtown. Chad Griffin, president of HRC, addressed the organization’s goals to achieve full equality for members of the LGBTQ community, and welcomed former boy-band superstar Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin, who attended the event as special guests of sponsor Baccarat. Grammy-winning artist Estelle performed, and comedian Dana Goldberg gave a standup routine and emceed the auction. A highlight was the funnily militant Martha Plimpton, who accepted the Ally for Equality award. An afterparty in the foyer of the hotel raged on until the wee hours of the morning!

  • Stephanie Pollan, Martha Plimpton, Wilson Pollan, Laura Holt Brown
    Stephanie Pollan, Martha Plimpton, Wilson Pollan, Laura Holt Brown
  • HRC Gala
    HRC Gala
  • Ian Barrett, Monica Roberts, Lou Weaver
    Ian Barrett, Monica Roberts, Lou Weaver
  • Jenni Tran-Weaver and Annise Parker
    Jenni Tran-Weaver and Annise Parker
  • Christopher Fox, Mark Emmitte
    Christopher Fox, Mark Emmitte
  • Jim Shreve, Michael Turchin, Lance Bass, Jeff Gremillion
    Jim Shreve, Michael Turchin, Lance Bass, Jeff Gremillion
  • Kevin Gilliard and Frank Billingsley
    Kevin Gilliard and Frank Billingsley