“Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa on Fox’s ‘The Simpsons,’ was an honored guest at the dinner and told the Washington Blade the advancement of LGBT rights was due to [HRC executive director Chad] Griffin’s work. ‘It’s extraordinary,’ Smith said. ‘I think the dominoes are falling so fast. And nobody ever thought it could happen that quickly, but Chad could get it done. It’s very impressive,'” – The Washington Blade, at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner.
The dinner’s keynote speaker was the president who doubled the rate of discharges of gay people in the military, signed the Defense of Marriage Act and campaigned on it, entrenched the travel ban on HIV-positive immigrants and tourists – and has never apologized for any of it. He was given repeated standing ovations.
(Photo: Yeardley Smith and Chad Griffin arrive at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles gala dinner held at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. By Michael Tran/FilmMagic.)