HRC Dines and Wines With the Best of Them

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Human Rights Campaign held their 10th Annual National Dinner last night featuring the biggest names in gay activism, ie: Reichen and Lance Bass, pictured here with HRC President, Joe Solmonese.

Huge, right? We’d go on about how we think HRC’s really not that great, or about how coming out’s the best thing that could have ever happened to Bass, or the suspicious timing all of this has to Reichen’s upcoming book, but we won’t. We trust you’re all smart enough to draw your own conclusions.

We’ve pasted the entire press release and a selection of pictures after the jump.

10th Annual Human Rights Campaign Dinner Featuring: Lance Bass, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Billie Jean King and HRC President Joe Solmonese

WASHINGTON – With National Coming Out Day this week on October 11, recent openly gay pop singer Lance Bass and partner, Reichen Lehmkuhl were presented with the 2006 Human Rights Campaign, Visibility Award at the 10th Annual National Human Rights Campaign Dinner, on Saturday, October 7, held at the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Billie Jean King was presented with the 2006 Human Rights Campaign Equality Award.

The event drew more than 2,800 guests from across the country who attended the dinner hosted by the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Guests watched as sports legend Billie Jean King, pop star Lance Bass, winner of the Amazing Race and author of the newly released book, “Here’s What We’ll Say” Reichen Lehmkuhl, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese and others spoke about coming out and living life openly and honestly as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or allied Americans.

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Billie Jean King’s All About It!

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Even More Reichen and Lance Love…

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No surprise here: Solmonese yaks it up.

For more pics, click here: Joe Tresh