Moby, The Crystal Method, and Shepard Fairey to Headline Star-Studded Benefit for Courage Campaign on March 2nd at the Avalon in Hollywood
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:33:14
Hosted by Lisa Edelstein, Heather Grahama and Academy Award-winning director & writer Paul Haggis, along with renowned activist & AIDS Quilt creator Cleve Jones, the DANCE FOR EQUALITY event will feature DJ sets by multi-platinum recording artist Moby,
Grammy nominated recording artists The Crystal Method, internationally renowned artist Shepard Fairey and DJ Dan Jason Bentley of KCRW.
"I am so proud to stand with the Courage Campaign and the millions of families and individuals across this country who wage a daily struggle for equality," said Moby in a statement.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 here or for $35 at the door.
Last summer, a Federal District Court Judge ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. A challenge of that decision, filed by the initiative's proponents, is currently pending before the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
With the recent turnaround from the Obama administration (who will no longer defend the constitutionality of the 1996 federal ban of the recognition of same-sex marriages), overturning Prop 8 this year seems closer than ever.
Courage Campaign has been a major leader on this fight in California, and every dollar donated to this event will go directly to their campaign work to overturn Prop 8 and restore marriage equality to California.
Courage Campaign is a multi-issue online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots supporters to work for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country. Through a one-of-a-kind online tool called Testimony: Take A Stand, the Courage Campaign is chronicling the sights, sounds and stories of LGBT families and all who wage a daily struggle against discrimination across America. For more information, please go here.
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