Just days away and I’ll be heading to Denver to bring you coverage from the Democratic Convention. You’ll find my posts here and http://www.rootswire.org as well as http://www.ourchart.com
I’ll keep you updated right here where you can find my stuff. (podcasts, video, twitter, flicker etc) Here’s just a few of the glbt events happening next week that I will be blogging from…
peace & love,
Welcome Democrats with Unity Dance 08
The Denver GLBT community will be hosting a massive welcome party for the 2008 Democratic Convention on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Tracks/EXDO Events Center. Unity Dance 08 will connect the men’s and women’s community along with local and national GLBT organizations for a single, unprecedented DNC host city party.
Babes Around Denver (BAD) and Tracks/EXDO have collaborated with the Human Rights Campaign, Stonewall Democrats, NGLTF, The Center, Outfront Magazine, Boulder Pride, ATL Foundation, Hip Chicks Out, Cafe Vivid, Colorado AIDS Project, Project Angel Heart, Matthew Shepherd Foundation and others to bring you this event.
Unity Dance 08 will be a party—not a political event—so, no speeches or partisanship, just fun! Doors will open early and close late with music and entertainment by legendary DJ’s Manny Lehman and Lydia Prim along with resident First Friday DJ Trina J. All GLBT and straight allies are welcome – and don’t miss the VIP (open to all) opening welcome reception from 7pm-9pm, with a great buffet for only $10 more!
Rock to Win
Join us to celebrate GLBT equality at the Democratic National Committee Convention! The Human Rights Campaign is sponsoring a DNCC premiere event, “Rock To Win,” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street, Denver, featuring long-time friend and Oscar and Grammy-award winning artist Melissa Etheridge.
“Rock to Win” will also feature performances by Cyndi Lauper and Rufus Wainwright. This summer, Cyndi 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 Cyndi 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.” 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” is sure to be an incredible evening of celebration. Get your tickets early – we expect this to be one of the hottest tickets in town that week!
General Admission tickets are $98 per person, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. To purchase very limited VIP tickets and VIP Boxes with open bar and reception access, please visit boxofficetickets.com.
Read more about “Rock To Win” here.
1510 Clarkson St.
This one is not a gay event but it’s a “green” festival with solar, wind and other alternative energy displays, a farmers market, music etc