Grammy Award-Winning Musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer To Partner with HRC

Popular Children's Music Duo Will Debut New Album At HRC, Pledges Portion of Proceeds to HRC School Inclusion Program

WASHINGTON -  Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced a partnership with award-winning children’s musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, who will dedicate a portion of proceeds from their new album to the HRC Foundation’s unique Welcoming Schools program.

The duo will also debut its latest CD, “Dancin’ In The Kitchen,” which celebrates diverse families, with a performance February 28th in the Equality Center at HRC’s Washington D.C. headquarters.  Through direct work with educators, and a curriculum that addresses family diversity, bullying and LGBT inclusion, HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program helps ensure that elementary schools make all students, with all kinds of families feel welcomed and supported.

My children grew up with Cathy and Marcy's music, so I'm especially delighted that we will be working with them to make their songs a powerful part of our expanding Welcoming Schools efforts,” said Ellen Kahn, director of the HRC Foundation’s Children, Youth & Families program. “Their music and message will resonate with a whole new generation of families, including and especially LGBT families.”

The new album, the married duo’s 44th, celebrates diverse families, including one-parent and two-parent households, grandparents raising their grandchildren, LGBT parents, extended and blended families, mixed-race families, and LGBT children. Their songs reflect the growing diversity of family structures around the world, and highlight the reality that families are bound by love.

“This project has been in the works for a long time,” said Cathy Fink. “While we have produced many themed recordings for families, this one is very special and particularly timely.” Fink and Marxer say the album’s title song, “Dancin’ in the Kitchen,” was inspired by parties and gatherings they’ve hosted during which everyone invariably ends up in the kitchen.

For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

For more information on the HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools, go to www.welcomingschools.org. Welcoming Schools will be one of the programs featured next month at HRC’s Time to THRIVE, a national conference for educators and youth-serving professionals held in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association.

Additional information on Fink and Marxer can be found at www.cathyandmarcy.com.

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

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