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PHOTOS: Sally Field, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cory Booker At HRC National Dinner In DC

On Saturday, the Human Rights Campaign hosted its 16th annual HRC National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center, where actress Sally Field was honored with the Ally for Equality Award for her support for the gay community (and her gay son, Sam). Other notable guests included new HRC honcho Chad Griffin, Newark Mayor Cory Booker , Jesse Tyler Ferguson and TK, screenwriter Dustin Lace Black and NAACP President Ben Jealous, who took home the National Equality Award.

“The call to freedom is still loud and hard because we still live in a nation where some people want to deny the rights of others.” said Booker, “You cannot deny the rights, freedom, and liberty of others without diminishing your own. This is what we must understand.”

Photos: B. Proud, Judy Rolfe/HRC