Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 At 07:00 PM
A Benefit Party with Constance McMillen and the ACLU at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY
"ALL LOVE, ALL WOODSTOCK" will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction including celebrity swag and autographed memorabilia from actors and musicians like Lady Gaga, MaggieGyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Lucinda Williams and rock band Cobra Starship. Additional auction items will include a $1,000 package from the Woodstock Writers Festival that includes dinner with Julie and Julia author Julie Powell, a limited edition Katy Perry doll signed by the artist, a Herman Miller Aeron Chair, Clear Metals jewelry by Barbara Klar, Blondie tickets and backstage passes, VIP tickets to Broadway shows like Hair and South Pacific, private cooking lessons from Chef Robo, a Tony Kushner signed copy of Angels in America, and much more.
All proceeds from the benefit will go to McMillen's college education fund and the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and AIDS Project. Tickets are priced on a two-tiered basis: General Admission: $50, and VIP: $100, and are on sale now at AllLoveAllWoodstock
About Constance McMillen
Constance McMillen is an 18 year-old lesbian teenager from Fulton, Mississippi who made national headlines recently when her high school chose to cancel its prom rather than let Constance attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. Then, when the school was ordered to put on another event for the students, the parent body actively worked to exclude Constance and several other students, including several learning disabled students, from the festivities. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU is currently in the courts on Constance's behalf. Constance has been openly "out" as lesbian since middle school and has been the target of much malicious, hate-filled and threatening behavior. We applaud Constance's decision to press ahead with a lawsuit that places blame squarely on the heads of the adults responsible for her well-being.
About the ACLU/LGBT Project
The ACLU has advocated on behalf of LGBT people for over 70 years and in 1986 founded the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender AIDS Project, a division of the national American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The Project's staff consists of experts in constitutional law and civil rights, specializing in sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV/AIDS. The ACLU's nationwide network of affiliates allows the Project to work for fairness and equality at the local, state and federal levels, affecting change in the courts and legislatures, as well as in the court of public opinion. As part of the broad civil liberties mission of the ACLU, the Project brings together the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities with other social change movements to achieve a just society for all. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBT cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national civil rights organization.
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