Event to include special performance by Melissa Etheridge, will be held in Denver during Democratic National Convention
WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, announced today that it will sponsor an event called "Rock to Win" in Denver, Colorado, during the Democratic National Convention. There will be a special performance by Oscar and Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter, Melissa Etheridge.
"All of America, and the world at large, has so much at stake in this year's election. Four years ago, GLBT issues were used by the right wing in an attempt to distract and manipulate voters, and we vowed to fight those forces and continue to educate the electorate on the road to equality," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "We have largely succeeded in reshaping the political landscape. 'Rock to Win' is a celebration of our growth and progress, and a grand kickoff to hard work ahead in the general to elect a new president of our nation."
"Rock to Win" will also honor the creators and cast of Milk, the much anticipated film about San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk. Milk was murdered thirty years ago for his role as a fearless champion of GLBT equality. Other artists and special guests who will be in attendance at "Rock to Win" will be announced in the days to come.
"Rock to Win" 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 go on sale to the public June 7, 2008 and will be available from Ticketmaster. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
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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