October 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm EST | by Chris Johnson
Hillary Clinton joins lineup for upcoming Human Rights Campaign dinner

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Hillary Clinton joins the lineup for the Human Rights Campaign dinner (Photo by Gage Skidmore; courtesy Flickr)

2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has joined the lineup at the upcoming national dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, the organization announced Monday.

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement his organization welcomes Clinton at the 21st annual dinner, which will take place Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

“Hillary Clinton has spent a lifetime fighting for the vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed — and she’s not about to back down now,” Griffin said. “As we confront powerful political forces built on hate and fear, Hillary — and the majority of American voters who backed her — have continued to champion the values that truly make America great. We are grateful to Hillary Clinton for being our steadfast champion each and every day.”

Clinton is set to make an appearance at the event as she promote her book, “What Happened,” which seeks to explain her loss in the election against then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. Many critics have pounced on Clinton for blaming others for her loss, although she has said she takes responsibility for the results of the 2016 election.

The Human Rights Campaign also announced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will appear at the event to receive the HRC National Equality Award. Others set to make an appearance are lesbian athlete Billie Jean King, multi-platinum selling band DNCE and Gold Star father Khizr Khan.

As previously announced, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who’s quickly becoming a favorite in the LGBT community as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, will also speak at the event. Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba of “Orange is the New Black” fame is set to receive the HRC Ally for Equality Award.

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  • Will Clinton be giving out free uranium samples? Will Clinton announce she’s giving back all that money she accepted from countries which routinely abuse and kill gay people?

    • Will the Fake POTUS? He recently did a business deal with Saudi Arabia that murders gay people. He loves Russia and invests there where gay men are forbidden free speech and freedom of assembly! Who are you trying to kid Missy? Did Trump help gay men in Chechnya by offering them amnesty? He has NEVER addressed the issue!

      • So now we know for a fact that the Clinton’s make deals with the Russians and were joined at the hip with the Saudis with the Clinton Foundation. All of your points about Trump pale in comparison to what she did.

        It makes sense that the Human Rights Campaign would have her speak. Like the Democrat Party, they cater only to the coastal affluent classes and could care less about the daily struggles of working gay people in America.

        • What the Clintons may or may not be doing is irrelevant since they aren’t in office. The FAKE POTUS said he’d drain the swamp but instead had raised the level over everyone’s head!

          Do you know Trump’s finances and everything he’s invested in? He loves Russia and it’s a well documented fact that he was bankrupt and then made alot of his money from Russian investors!

          The cultural Affluent classes? Since when does the GOP ever support helping the poor or promoting income equality let alone affordable housing or healthcare? What’s that make you? The working poor? Puhleez! You only care about yourself and no one else you callous selfish SOB!

          You’re a blowhard minority within a minority! A social pariah!

          • You’re the real fool believing there is any difference between Trump and the Clintons, Democrat and Republican, Right and Left! They are all the same and financed by the same!

            Regarding my own political views as a conservative, check out some of the newest media commentary expressing concern about the fast rise of the gay conservative movement in the EU and USA!

          • You’re the biggest fool because trump has proven himself to be in favor of an anti-glbt agenda yet your head is still up his @$$!!

            I couldn’t care less about your conservative queer propaganda! If you really had any relevance you wouldn’t always be bashing HRC, the BLADE reporting, trump opposers and supporters of liberal views! You are simply a lot noise, a group of uppity wannabes who are in need of their comeuppance like the fake potus…..and you will get it sooner or later!

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