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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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These 20 albums were essential in shaping LGBTQ culture
Music has always played an important role in creating visibility, bringing people together under one roof to shake their booties, and consoling the souls of the dispossessed.From the flamboyant outfits of Bowie and Elton to the no-minced-words approach to lyrics from Janet and Gaga, the spirit of pride has echoed through pop culture.As pride month heats up, we took upon the impossible task of rounding out the 20 most important albums to shape gay culture – an essential collection of blockbuster classics and subversive selections alike.Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)Often regarded as “the greatest night in show business history,” this two-part live recording won the Grammy for Album of the Year, making Garland the first woman to win the award. Rufus Wainwright paid homage to the legend by recreating the concert in its entirety at Carnegie Hall in 2006 (a project which he revisited in 2022 for Judy’s 100th).Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)Released three years before Elton publicly came out for the first time, this masterpiece is the icon’s most popular album to date, spawning massive hits like “Bennie and the Jets,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.”Queen, A Night At The Opera (1975)Freddie Mercury and Co.’s high-drama magnum opus was completed a week before the band embarked on a tour to support it.
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