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Celebrity Auction Will Get LGBTQ-Inclusive Books Into Schools

The auction will feature many items from celebrities, including (from left) Billy Porter, Shangela, and Billie Jean King.Now through Sunday, nonprofit organization Pride and Less Prejudice is holding its second annual #BannedTogether virtual auction to raise $10,000 to send 800 LGBTQ-inclusive books to elementary schools across the U.S. and Canada.The auction features items and experiences donated by a star-studded group ,including actor Leslie Jordan, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor Billy Porter, actor Chris Colfer, drag queen Shangela, actress Lea DeLaria, drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes, actress Elvira, author ALOK, drag queen Latrice Royale, comedian Hannah Hart, actress Emily Hampshire, actress Jennifer Beals, comedian Hannah Gadsby, musical duo Tegan & Sara, actress Nicole Maines, comedian Cameron Esposito, actress Kat Barrell, actor Carson Kressley, actress Natasha Negovanlis, tennis legend Billie Jean King, singer Melissa Etheridge, singer Rufus Wainwright, singer Mary Lambert, author Desmond Is Amazing, and musical duo A Great Big World. Founded in November 2019, Pride and Less Prejudice sends free LGBTQ-inclusive books to pre-K through third grade classrooms in order to foster LGBTQ+ acceptance.
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Celebrity Auction Will Get LGBTQ-Inclusive Books Into Schools
The auction will feature many items from celebrities, including (from left) Billy Porter, Shangela, and Billie Jean King.Now through Sunday, nonprofit organization Pride and Less Prejudice is holding its second annual #BannedTogether virtual auction to raise $10,000 to send 800 LGBTQ-inclusive books to elementary schools across the U.S. and Canada.The auction features items and experiences donated by a star-studded group ,including actor Leslie Jordan, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor Billy Porter, actor Chris Colfer, drag queen Shangela, actress Lea DeLaria, drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes, actress Elvira, author ALOK, drag queen Latrice Royale, comedian Hannah Hart, actress Emily Hampshire, actress Jennifer Beals, comedian Hannah Gadsby, musical duo Tegan & Sara, actress Nicole Maines, comedian Cameron Esposito, actress Kat Barrell, actor Carson Kressley, actress Natasha Negovanlis, tennis legend Billie Jean King, singer Melissa Etheridge, singer Rufus Wainwright, singer Mary Lambert, author Desmond Is Amazing, and musical duo A Great Big World. Founded in November 2019, Pride and Less Prejudice sends free LGBTQ-inclusive books to pre-K through third grade classrooms in order to foster LGBTQ+ acceptance.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson just made a big announcement
Related: Jesse Tyler Ferguson is raising his son to be “gay until he decides he’s straight”Over the weekend, actor Ferguson announced the next member of their family is due this fall.“@justinmikita and I have some exciting news, we’re expecting number 2! Our growing family will be a family of four later this fall! We are so excited for Beckett to have a sibling.”  A post shared by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) Ferguson, who shot to fame in Modern Family, also took the opportunity to announce the nonprofit he and Mikita founded, Pronoun, is making donations of $25,000 to ACLU, the National Abortion Federation, and Everytown for Gun Safety.“Like the majority of people in this country right now, we are heartbroken at the attacks all over the country — from senseless gun violence to state by state attacks on our transgender family and an onslaught of attacks on women’s reproductive health,” said Ferguson.“Our non-profit @pronounorg continues to raise funds for the incredible organizations on the ground fighting for LGBTQIA+ equality — which of course includes the fights for reproductive health, sensible gun reform & transgender equality — to name a few.“We are so proud to be partnering with @shopmilimili [baby brand MiliMili], a female (mommy) owned small business made in LA, on a gorgeous custom collection of sleep sacks, crib sheets, eye masks & robes designed by queer artist @katiekaapcke with 100% of the proceeds going to PRONOUN.“We will be using these resources to target states where reproductive health and transgender rights are currently under constant attack, starting today with a $25,000 donation each to @aclu_nationwide, @nationalabortionfederation & @everytown.”“We are so excited to have a little one joining
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