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Human Rights Campaign Aims for Blockbuster Ball

A group of gay rights groups led by the Human Rights Campaign is trying to put together a blockbuster inaugural get-together, reports The Sleuth:

The party, being organized by a large coalition of gay-rights groups led by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, promises to feature Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Thelma Houston and other artists. It will be held at the legendary landmark Mayflower hotel, which, need we even say, is one of the most primo locations in the capital city.

Tickets go on sale next week for the early bird, recession special price of $350, which, besides the entertainment, includes unlimited Obamatinis, equalitinis and as much Chicago- and Hawaiian-themed food as you'd like from the buffet. After Dec. 16, prices rise to $375. But it won't get you in the same ballroom as President-elect Barack Obama, since the more casual gala - attire is "festive or formal" - will be an unofficial one.

And if that's too expensive:

The coalition of sponsors is hosting a much more affordable separate party the same night called "Dance for Equality" at the gay nightclub Town Dancebotique. (Talent and ticket prices will be announced in mid-December, organizers say.)

You can read the full piece on Mary Ann Akers's The Sleuth blog.

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 26, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  | Category:  Entertainment , The Balls
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Posted by: facingreality | November 28, 2008 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Let's see, in 28 years of existance HRC has managed zero pro-gay laws passed by Congress; We just had four horrible losses at the ballot box with more anti-gay laws; gay Americans are all upset and marching; and what does HRC want to do?

Throw a party.

It's a special talent to be that detached from reality. What the gay rights movement really needs is a gay rights organization that is interested in more than parties and raising millions of dollars to get nothing done.

Posted by: ken22 | November 30, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

So I guess Eliot Spitzer won't be going to the Mayflower event?

Posted by: AndrearKline | November 30, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

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