ABC/Lou Rocco Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, will be honored at the 18th Annual National Dinner of the Human Rights Council, a civil rights organization that work to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

At the October 25 event in Washington, D.C., John and Furnish will receive the HRC’s National Equality Award. As one of the most high-profile gay couples in the world, they’re being honored for “changing hearts and minds by living openly and honestly” and for their work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised $300 million over the years to help end the disease.

President Bill Clinton will deliver the evening’s keynote address at the event.

On October 28, Elton and David will appear at their own annual New York City charity event, An Enduring Vision. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will host for a seventh year, and John will perform a solo set at the gala, which raises funds for his AIDS Foundation.

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