HRC to Welcome Chuck Schumer at National Dinner

Today, HRC announced that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will deliver remarks at the organization’s 23rd annual HRC National Dinner in Washington, D.C., this Saturday, September 28. Schumer will join previously announced speakers, honorees and special guests including Ricky Martin, Dominique Jackson, Jake Choi, Ryan Russell and more. This will mark the first HRC National Dinner under the tenure of new HRC President Alphonso David, who will deliver remarks from the stage.

“From the earliest days of his political career, Senator Schumer has been a strong and unwavering ally in the fight for LGBTQ equality, both in New York and across the nation,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “From his early support of marriage equality in the Empire State to his commitment to pass the Equality Act in the Senate, we are grateful for his leadership and continued commitment to our community. We look forward to welcoming Senator Schumer to the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner as we continue our work together to ensure equality for everyone, everywhere.”

“HRC’s leadership has helped drive our nation’s progress toward full equality,” said Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “ The National Dinner brings members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and allies together as a collective force for change—to build a more inclusive and equal society for all of us. I am proud to join the Human Rights Campaign and LGBTQ community at the 2019 National Dinner to celebrate the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ people in our daily lives.”

A strong advocate for the LGBTQ community, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer was one of the first national politicians to march in the New York City Pride Parade. Throughout his career, Senator Schumer has been a tireless advocate for equal rights for those in the LGBTQ community. Sen. Schumer earned a perfect 100 percent on the HRC Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress. Senator Schumer was elected to the Senate in 1998 and previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2017, Senator Schumer was elected Senate Democratic Leader by his colleagues and he has helped lead the fight against the Trump-Pence Administration’s efforts to roll back LGBTQ rights.

HRC will also welcome special guests Ana Ortiz and Eric Fanning. In addition, the dinner will feature Thelma Houston, Alice Smith, Dyllón Burnside, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. and the Heritage Signature Chorale, with Tony award-winning music collaborator Jason Michael Webb.

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