Canadian crooner Rufus Wainwright is making a special appearance on October 5 at a fundraising event in support of the Ali Forney Center in New York.
This very important organization provides housing and life-saving services (job training, education, counseling, health/medical care) for homeless LGBT youth. Tim Gunn, BD Wong, Keith Olbermann and Sandra Bernhard will be attending as well. Get your tickets here.
The money raised goes directly to the kids aided by the Ali Forney Center. It pays rent on the apartments where they're housed, it buys them food, pays for educational and vocational programs. In other words, it is saving lives of queer kids kicked to the curb by families who can't accept them.
If you are in New York on October 5, this is a must-attend event. Let's not forget that many LGBT still face an uphill battle when it comes to finding acceptance and their place in the world.