Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the
nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights
organization, announced today that musicians Cyndi Lauper and Rufus
Wainwright have been added to the line-up of an event called "Rock to
Win" in Denver, Colorado, during the Democratic National Convention.
They will join previously-announced performer, Oscar and Grammy
award-winning singer-songwriter, Melissa Etheridge, on stage.
"I am thrilled that Cyndi Lauper and Rufus Wainwright will join HRC in celebrating equality at Rock to Win," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "In 2004, GLBT issues were used by the right wing in an attempt to distract and manipulate voters. ‘Rock to Win’ is a celebration of the progress our community has made in the intervening four years, and a grand kickoff to hard work ahead in the general to elect a new president of our nation."
This summer, Lauper hit the road for the second annual True Colors Tour in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign. This year’s tour emphasized the importance of voting and participating in 2008’s historic elections. The concept of the tour was conceived by Lauper stemming from her desire to give back to the GLBT community for the love and support they have given her throughout her career. Wainwright, who is openly gay, previously performed at HRC’s landmark concert series and tour, "Equality Rocks."
"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 are currently on sale through Ticketmaster. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.