President Obama will speak at the 13th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Dinner on Saturday, the New York Times reported.

The HRC is the nation's largest gay rights advocate.

Obama will speak to gay activists on the eve of the National Equality March, a gay and lesbian rights demonstration that promises to attract thousands of activists to the nation's capitol on Sunday.

Organizers of the march have also invited Obama to speak at their event. The president has yet to respond to the request.

President Bill Clinton is the first – and so far the only – sitting president to have addressed the group. The HRC strongly backed Obama during the campaign.

Also scheduled to speak at the event are Judy and Dennis Shepard, parents of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student who was viciously murdered in 1998 by two men he met in a gay bar. Judy Shepard in particular has toured the country advocating for hate crimes legislation.

The Human Rights Campaign National Dinner takes place Saturday at 5:30PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.