Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese with President Obama at the 15th annual HRC dinner at the Washington Convention Center. (Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Sarah Jessica Parker and NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg (Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

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Cyndi Lauper performs. (Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Guests crowd in to shake the president’s hand. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, right, with boyfriend Justin Mikita. (Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Greyson Chance performs at the HRC dinner. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

From previous years:

Ricky Martin turns Human Rights Campaign dinner into surprise coming-out party, 10/10/10

Lady Gaga, already a gay icon, shows she’s an activist too, 10/12/09