Wednesday, September 20, 2006

HRC has National Dinner on Saturday Oct 7 2006 in Washington DC

The Human Rights Campaign will sponsor the National Dinner on Oct 7 2006 at the new Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC, in the Grand Ballroom. The website is here.

Guests include former Mississippi-raised and 'NSync member Lance Bass, who receives an HRC Visibility Award. Bass came out publicly recently and was featured in People I actually attended an 'NSync concert in the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis on June 24, 2001, which ironically was the Sunday night of Gay Pride Weekend in Loring Park. (I lived in Minneapolis 1997-2003.) The concert was called "Popodyssey" and featured many circus-like acts with the five men working as an almost military-like team. (One of their videos featured them pretending to be toy soldiers, which again may have had a hidden political message.)

Frank Kameny will also be present. Kameny was fired from the government as an astronomer in a civilian civil service job around 1957 after he was called in and asked if he was a homosexual. Kameny has been particularly active in the civilian security clearance issue over the years.

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