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Elton John to perform concert for Prop. 8 foes

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tPqfe2e_PnU/TEIbD8PlBFI/AAAAAAAAGuM/ZDKlAsDwpRA/s1600/elton-john-picture-5.jpgHey, anytime Elton John is doing a concert that benefits the LGBT cause, I’m happy to spread the word.

And I’m also happy he’s not performing one for Rush Limbaugh – this time! (I still don’t get why Elton agreed to sing at Limbaugh’s wedding but am just going to have to get over it I reckon.)

My pal Ted Johnson over at Variety reports:  Elton John will perform a concert at the Beverly Hills estate of Ron Burkle on Jan. 19 to raise money for the legal challenge to Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The proceeds from the event will support the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the org that is pursuing the challenge to the ban on gay nuptials, with Ted Olson and David Boies leading their legal team.

Chad Griffin, board president of the foundation, said, “We are deeply honored to have the support of Sir Elton John. The American Foundation for Equal Rights stands for the enduring principle that all Americans are created equal, and believes that ending state-sanctioned discrimination is a critical step we must take toward ending the hate crimes and suicides that continue to claim the lives of young Americans.”
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