American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox to perform at ‘Threads of Change’ Party on Sunday, Dec. 8
When I did a previous post about former American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox coming out as bisexual, I neglected to mention that she will be performing on Sunday at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s Threads of Change clothing drive party.
I’m so there!
The Dec. 8 event, now in its seventh year, will take place at Eleven Nightclub in West Hollywood from noon to 4 pm. The Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC), will collect gently used clothes for homeless LGBT youth served by the Center.
Crystal, runner-up to Lee DeWyze during season 9 of Idol, will perform her latest single, Coming Out for Christmas.
Also expected to appear are out pro athletes Robbie Rogers of the LA Galaxy and basketball’s Jason Collins who will donate clothes from their closets.
“We just hope someone can fit into Jason’s clothes!” says YPC member and event co-chair Tommy Johnson. “And to have Crystal entertain our guests with her latest holiday hit will truly make everyone’s spirits brighter. She is our American Idol!”
Iron Fist Clothing is giving $4,000 worth of clothes and accessories, which will help stock the closet at the Center’s Youth Center on Highland where staff distribute an average of 1,200 clothing items each month.
Admission to the clothing drive party is free, and guests who donate a bag of gently used clothes will receive a complimentary mimosa.
Items of apparel for men and women in greatest demand are:
· Gently used casual clothes (of all adult sizes)
· Gently used professional attire for job interviews
· Gently used winter coats and sweaters
· Shoes in excellent condition
· New socks and underwear
Guests are encouraged to post photos of their fashionable donations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to @LAGayCenter with hashtag #YPCThreads.
Those unable to attend the clothing drive and party can drop off donations at the Youth Center on Highland, 1220 N. Highland Ave., any day between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.