Vice President Joe Biden will deliver
the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annual Los
Angeles Dinner on Saturday, March 22.
Biden will be accompanied by his wife
Dr. Jill Biden at Southern California's largest LGBT rights gala.
“Vice President Biden has been a
champion of civil rights for his entire career, from his leadership
on the Violence Against Women Act to his strong support for marriage
equality,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in announcing Biden's
“As senator and vice president, his
work to advance LGBT equality is just one chapter in a remarkable
lifetime of service,” Griffin added.
Last year, Biden canceled a scheduled
speech at the group's annual National Dinner in Washington D.C. The
AP cited the partial shutdown of the federal government as the reason
behind the cancellation. Biden did address the group in 2008.