PHOTO: Pink, 'Modern Family' at HRC Dinner
The stars supported gay rights at the Human Rights Campaign's annual black-tie benefit dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night. Pink, who was honored for her work with the HRC, posed with Modern Family stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who play gay fathers on the show. Pink's husband Carey Hart posted the above photo on Twitter.
Ricky Martin, who revealed that he is gay earlier this year, made a surprise appearance at the dinner. "It took me a while, but tonight I’m here and I want to say that I want to add my voice to yours," he said in an address to the audience, according to The Advocate. "And I’m so happy to be part of this community.”
White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was the night's keynote speaker, and spoke mainly about the recent spate of suicides among LGBT teenagers due to bullying. "No young person should have to endure a life of relentless taunts and harassment, just because they’re gay. On behalf of President Obama, I want to make clear this administration is firmly committed to working with you and other advocates.”
Other celebrities in attendance included Mo'Nique, who introduced Precious director Lee Daniels, and Bette Midler. –ISHITA SINGH