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The 2010 HRC Dinner (in under four minutes!)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest GLBT political advocacy group, held it’s annual black tie dinner in Washington, DC on October 9, 2010, and I was there to sit through all the speeches on your behalf.

HRCgrabHRC has done commendable work for gay rights, marriage, safe schools and Ryan White funding, but stuffing their many accomplishments and celebrity honorees into one ballroom makes for a very long evening. Including the pre-dinner cocktail reception, four hours to be exact. But never fear, because I have encapsulated the entire evening down to just four minutes of the very best moments.

Watch while Ricky Martin shares his worst kept secret, Bette Midler has a Diva moment and Pink preaches to the choir! Also includes Oscar winning actress Mo’Nique and the cast of Modern Family.



By | 2011-11-04T07:22:35+00:00 October 10th, 2010|Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|7 Comments


  1. Jonathan in SF October 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm


    I could’ve watched another sixty seconds….Thanx

    PS- You clean up well!

    Your future shipmate,
    Jonathan in SF

  2. Anthony Johnson October 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you Mark! That was FABULOUS!

  3. Gerry M October 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks for the condensed version of this “lovefest.” AND yes you do clean up well. As always a great segment. How the hell do you edit these suckers so fast! Thanks! GM

    (I keep my handy Pinnacle Studio software on the laptop. And I skipped the after parties to go home and edit. All for you, my dear fans. — Mark)

  4. BaoPhac Do October 11, 2010 at 11:33 am

    If you look this good cleaned up, where are the dirty pictures?

    (That was long ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Mark)

  5. Rich October 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Mark, I (heart) you as always, through Atlanta and Vienna and now DC for the HRC dinner. You give us the cliff notes of important events that we NEED for our busy lives. I hope to run into you next time I’m in Lauderdale, as a fan not a stalker don’t worry… P.S. LOVE your summer tux jacket, you look as dapper as Noel Coward in the day CONGRATS and kudos !!

  6. William Maloney October 12, 2010 at 11:47 pm


    Thanks for your update video. FYI I recently contributed to the HRC by finally joining! And, you be well as well….oh my.

  7. Ann-Marie LeBlanc October 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    You are so precious. You had me laughing with a full heart.
    I love you. You are a JOY.
    air smoochies,

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