Lady Gaga Marriage Equality Benefit at House of Blues Showboat Atlantic City

Lady Gaga, in conjunction with Out In AC, present “Hands Up for Marriage Equality” and an evening in support of the LGBT civil rights movement.


Out in AC, the lesbian, gay, bi-Sexual and transgender signature event brand of Harrah’s Entertainment in Atlantic City, NJ, will feature a “Hands Up for Marriage Equality” benefit on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Club Worship in the House of Blues at Showboat, hosted by LGBT advocate, Lady Gaga.  

 Lady Gaga has been an outspoken supporter of LGBT equality, joining the call for full civil rights protections for LGBT people at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. last October and declaring her opposition to all homophobia and sexism in the music industry.  

In a statement today announcing the event Lady Gaga commented “I am honored to be able to continue to raise awareness and money for this cause and these outstanding organizations.  Organizations like these are in the trenches every day working on behalf of all of us whether you are LGBT or straight.  Equal and full civil rights are supposed to be for all of us.”




In addition to the famed pop star, fans and supporters can take to the dance floor as DJ’s  Michael DeCero and Vito Fun will rock the decks at Club Worship.  

Doors open at 10pm,
admission is a minimum donation of $20 at the door


There will be no advance ticket sales and you
 must be at least 21-years-old with valid identification.


Most importantly, one hundred percent of admission to this event will benefit Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality Pennsylvania, Garden State Equality, and The Power.   

Four organizations whose mission is to advocate and empower the LGBT Community and Marriage Equality efforts in the Tri-State region and beyond.



For more information on this event and the organizations,
please visit the following websites: 


Equality Pennsylvania is the leading statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy and civil rights organization in Pennsylvania.



Garden State Equality is the largest advocacy organization in New Jersey, LGBT or otherwise.  

 
 Founded in 1990, the Empire State Pride Agenda is New York’s statewide civil rights organization committed to achieving full equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers and our families. 


 
The Power is an online organizing network that empowers grassroots and netroots activists from every state in the country and from all over the world to fight for equal rights for LGBT people.  


 About “Out in AC” and Harrah’s Entertainment-
Harrah’s Entertainment participates in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which rates Fortune 500 companies in offering equal benefits, training, and protections for LGBT employees.  We are the first and only gaming entertainment company to achieve a perfect score, which we’ve done twice – making Harrah’s a “Best Places to Work for LGBT” company. Additionally, Harrah’s is the only gaming entertainment company to endorse the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on a Federal Level.  Harrah’s also maintains long standing partnerships with organizations such International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association(IGLTA) and National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). The Harrah’s Foundation has supported the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for several years.



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