April 30, 2020 at 10:37 am PDT | by Karen Ocamb
Equality California hosts mega virtual fundraiser

Public and elected officials are holding regular updates on the coronavirus pandemic and its life and death impact. For the most part, however, there is little mention made of the intersectional LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

Not only are LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS-related non-profits at risk of “mass extinction,” as out State Sen. Scott Wiener described the possible impending doom during a recent Equality California virtual town hall, but political organizations like Equality California that help elect pro-equality candidates and strategize pro-LGBTQ legislation are also facing very tough times.

And remember – the presidential election is coming up, as are races to retain Democratic control of the House and take back the Senate and the White House.

Thursday night, Equality California is presenting a virtual town hall featuring:

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Ted Lieu, Chasten Buttigieg, transgender civil rights advocate and actress Angelica Ross, comedians Margaret Cho and Daniel Franzese and Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval and Billie Lee, among others in a diverse lineup of special guests.

‘Evening for Equality’ tonight at 6:00pm PDT/9:00pm EDT is hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor and activist Jai Rodriguez, and featuring musical performances by Jason Mraz and CeCe Peniston.

The free event will stream live on Equality California’s FacebookTwitter and YouTube pages, but viewers are encouraged to RSVP and purchase a ticket if they are in a financial position to do so at action.eqca.org/EveningForEquality.

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