Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 18th annual National Dinner.

The Saturday, October 25 event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

“President Bill Clinton is a transformational leader for our nation and the world,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in announcing Clinton's participation. “His ability to build partnerships around the globe and harness the power of human potential is truly remarkable, and we are thrilled he will be returning as our keynote speaker for our national dinner.”

Clinton, who attended HRC's first national diner in 1997, lobbied – along with his daughter Chelsea Clinton – for passage of a marriage equality law in New York.

Tickets are sold out but HRC does have a wait list.