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[Photos] Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner draws hundreds to fund national fight

Matthew Morrison at HRC Dinner

The Human Rights Campaign hosted its annual Atlanta dinner on Saturday, May 4, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to raise funds for the country's largest national LGBT advocacy organization.

The dinner began with a performance from Serenbe Playhouse’s production of “Hair.”

Recent victories, including the repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and state victories across the country, made the annual dinner more of a celebration than in previous years.

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HRC to honor ‘Glee’ star at upcoming Atlanta gala

The Human Rights Campaign will honor TV and Broadway actor Matthew Morrison at the upcoming Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner, set for May 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Morrison, a seasoned Broadway performer as well as a talented musician, is best known for his recurring role as Will Schuester on Fox's hot show “Glee.” He will receive HRC’s Ally for Equality Award.

“We recognize Matthew Morrison, a star in music, theatre, and television, for his public commitment to LGBT equality, and in particular to LGBT young people,” HRC President Chad Griffin said today via a prepared statement. “We are proud to honor him with the Ally for Equality Award and thank him for standing up for LGBT people everywhere.”