It's fun to have the DNC in Denver! I saw Oscar and Grammy-Award winning musician Melissa Etheridge, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper, Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and U.S. comedian, fashion designer, author and actress Margaret Cho at the Human Rights Campaign's Rock to Win concert at the Fillmore Auditorium on Tuesday night!
One of the most touching moments was Melissa's tribute in song to young Matthew Shepard - her call to replace hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance. We could feel his soul and spirit with us.
It also was great to see Sen. Hillary Clinton's DNC speech on a huge screen at the concert with several hundred of my closest friends.
The HRC says that Rock to Win is an opportunity to educate delegates, convention attendees, and the Denver community about the discrimination the LGBT community continues to face and the need for fair-minded leadership that will advance critical protections for the entire community, including federal hate crimes and employment discrimination laws, equal benefits and protections for same-sex couples, and an end to the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in our nation's military.
For pictures of the event in preparation, visit http://www.hrcbackstory.org/2008/08/on-second-night.html.