October 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Lopez to appear at HRC Dinner
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Last year’s Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Human Rights Campaign gives Jennifer Lopez its 2013 Ally for Equality Award at the sold out National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl., N.W.) Saturday night.

Lopez has supported the LGBT community for years by donating to HIV/AIDS research and supporting marriage equality. Lopez also is the executive producer of ABC Family’s hit show “The Fosters,” the story of a multi-ethnic family raised by two mothers, that garnered backlash from One Million Moms for its display of a lesbian relationship.

The keynote speaker for the evening was to be Vice President Joe Biden, however he has subsequently cancelled amid the government shutdown. DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor and Attorney Roberta Kaplan receive the National Equality Award. Sara Bareilles also performs her new single “Brave.” For more information, visit hrcnationaldinner.org.

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