Cyndi Lauper and Rufus Wainwright Added to Human Rights Campaign's &quotRock to Win&quot Event at De

by HRC Staff

Washington - The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, announced today that musicians Cyndi Lauper and Rufus Wainwright have been added to the line-up of an event called &quotRock to Win&quot in Denver, Colorado, during the Democratic National Convention. They will join previously-announced performer, Oscar and Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Melissa Etheridge, on stage.

&quotI am thrilled that Cyndi Lauper and Rufus Wainwright will join HRC in celebrating equality at Rock to Win,&quot said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. &quotIn 2004, GLBT issues were used by the right wing in an attempt to distract and manipulate voters. 'Rock to Win' is a celebration of the progress our community has made in the intervening four years, and a grand kickoff to hard work ahead in the general to elect a new president of our nation.&quot

This summer, Lauper hit the road for the second annual True Colors Tour in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign. This year's tour emphasized the importance of voting and participating in 2008's historic elections. The concept of the tour was conceived by Lauper stemming from her desire to give back to the GLBT community for the love and support they have given her throughout her career. Wainwright, who is openly gay, previously performed at HRC's landmark concert series and tour, &quotEquality Rocks.&quot

&quotRock to Win&quot will be held at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver-a venue modeled on the historic San Francisco Fillmore rock club-on Tuesday, August 26, the second night of the Democratic National Convention, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.

Members of the media interested in press credentials for "Rock to Win" should RSVP to Rachel Balick at Please include the names of individuals requesting credentials and the media organization represented. Only credentialed media will be allowed access to enter the venue. Further information regarding press check-in and other logistical information will be sent to credentialed media at a later date.

To be considered for media credentials, please RSVP to Rachel Balick at

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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