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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 27, 2007

The National Center for Lesbian Rights Offers Coveted Prizes At 30th Anniversary Gala Live Auction


(San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2007) — In celebration of 30 years of pioneering lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights work, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will offer a range of prizes at its annual gala's inaugural live auction. The ever-witty comedienne Kate Clinton returns to emcee the event, regarded as the largest gathering of lesbian philanthropists in the country. The Gala will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Fort Mason.

Auction items include:

  • A two-week stay at the Rumah Cinta House in Bali,
     
  • A private dinner prepared by nationally-renowned pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner of San Francisco's Citizen Cake,
     
  • Olivia's Under the Tahitian Sun Cruise to French Polynesia, and
     
  • A Piaggio Typhoon scooter.

The 30th Anniversary Gala, held at San Francisco's Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, is NCLR's opportunity to honor leaders and activists in the LGBT and social justice movements. This year, on May 12, 2007, 3,000 LGBT supporters and allies, corporate and community partners, and major donors will gather to celebrate NCLR's 30 years of accomplishments and to recognize the past three decades of life- and law-changing work. Festivities begin at 7pm.

National Presenting Sponsors of the Gala include Rainbow Card and Olivia. Gold Presenting Sponsors include: AAA Travel, Heller Ehrman, LLP, Merrill Lynch's Private Banking and Investment Group, and Wells Fargo. Silver Sponsors include Orrick and Wolfe Video.

For more information on NCLR's 30th Anniversary Gala, visit http://www.nclrights.org/30gala

NOTE TO EDITORS High resolution images and b-roll footage are available by contacting Calla Devlin at 415.365.1324; cdevlin@nclrights.org.

CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

What:
 
National Center for Lesbian Rights 30th Anniversary Gala

Where:

Fort Mason
Festival Pavilion
San Francisco

When:

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Who:

Emcee: Kate Clinton
Keynote Speaker: Kate Kendell, Executive Director
Award Recipients: Martina Navratilova and John Amaechi

Tickets:

$230
Corporate and team sponsorships available. For tickets and information, please contact Eleanor Palacios, Events Manager, at 415.365.1309 / gala@nclrights.org, or visit http://www.nclrights.org/nclr-gala.html

Presented by:

The National Center for Lesbian Rights

High resolution images and b-roll footage are available by contacting Calla Devlin at 415.392.6257 x324; cdevlin@nclrights.org.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

media contacts:

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Erik Olvera
Director of Communications
National Center for Lesbian Rights
office: 415.392.6257 x324
EOlvera@NCLRights.org

Bethany Woolman
Communications Associate
National Center for Lesbian Rights
office: 415.392.6257 x305
BWoolman@NCLRights.org

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