HRC’s Annual Publicity Fest

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Say what you will about the Human Rights Campaign — “All they do is throw black tie galas” … “They do more ‘announcing‘ and ‘applauding‘ than ‘acting'” … “They lie about their membership numbers to inflate the appearance of their influence” — but they can certainly draw a crowd of queer (Neil Patrick Harris, TR Knight, Candis Cayne, Cat Cora) and queer-friendly (Anne Hathaway, Judith Light) celebs and politicos into one room. Which is what they did on Saturday at HRC’s Annual Los Angeles Gala & Hero Awards. Behold, talent galore, though it appears Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black (he was there!) had somewhere else to be. Unless photographers just didn’t catch ’em?