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Washington, DC (January 24, 2013) – After the Presidential Inauguration and after the Inauguration Parade, the tuxes and gowns finally came out for the Inaugural Balls. They were many, but the one that was in the middle of it all was the Human Rights Campaign’s Out for Equality celebration hosted at the historic Mayflower Hotel.
Only blocks from the White House, the Mayflower Hotel, proclaimed by President Truman as the “Second Best Address” in DC, hosted over over 1,500 supporters, Congressional leaders, celebrities and musicians to celebrate the night away.
The January 21st event included a performance by music legend and co-founder of the True Colors Foundation Cyndi Lauper, as well as five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and Tony Award nominated actor Will Swenson.
Senator Tammy Baldwin, Frenchie Davis, Viola Davis, LZ Granderson, Ross Matthews, Kathleen and Chris Matthews, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C and many more filled the room proudly presented by Marriott International.
In 2012, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation awarded Marriott International, Inc. a high score of 90 on its annual Corporate Equality Index.