Friday the 13th has a stigma for mystery and misfortune, but that’s all about to change. The lights will dim while you sip on a cocktail and beautiful people will strut their stuff in front of adoring eyes…and you’re invited. For the second annual Human Rights Campaign’s Fashion Show, we’ve teamed up with Luxury Management for their second annual “A Midsummer Fashion Show”. The team has orchestrated an inspired lineup of events and entertainment. Aroused by the theme of universal love and acceptance, this year’s show will be magical. Highlighting local designers from Akira, The Denim Lounge, Sebastien Grey Clothiers, and Thread Lounge as well as baubles from JoJo & Sofia, the show is sure to dazzle all of your senses!
This year the bar has been raised (literally), and the catwalks have been upgraded. The wonderful people of Luxury Management have out done themselves in order to celebrate this fortuitous union. The Human Rights Campaign is working overtime in this election year, and we want to make sure that they are supported. They are responsible for so much of what we take for granted in our lives, and are toiling away tirelessly to improve our rights and lessen our struggles. The falling of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the non enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act, and now a push for the passing of the Employment Non Discrimination Act. We live in a time on the cusp of real change and great equality; a time when all our families will be recognized, protected, and respected. But this cannot come about without a very loud voice in Washington DC making sure we are heard. Making sure no one forgets we’re here, we’re queer, and our votes count.
So come, support your friends, your families, your allies. Come support local businesses and make new connections. Come to increase our numbers, increase the pressure, join in the drive for equality. Come to enjoy a drink and let your eyes feast on the spectacle. Come support two of your L Stop family (myself and Dawn Brown) as we host the event on behalf of HRC. Whatever your motivation, we welcome you.
In the spirit of community, with a high fashion twist, the event is being held at the incredible Mini Cooper Dealership (1111 W. Diversey). Appropriately, an after party at Mini Bar (3341 N. Halsted), will provide just the kind of hyped up environment to close the night. Stocked bar, gorgeous people inside and out, an incredible venue, for an amazing cause. What more could you ask for? Tiered tickets range from $75 to $20, so no matter your price point you can come and be a part of the glitz and glamour.
THIS Friday, July 13th, from 7:00pm till 10:00pm. Tickets available at: http://hrcmidsummer.eventbrite.com/
For more information send Leah a message or comment below!
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About Leah Schein
Leah is a born and bred Chicagoan, and considers herself extremely fortunate to be raised by amazing liberal parents in Logan Square. Coming from a long family history of equality activism, the crazy world of politics feels like home to her. Her upbringing allowed her to fully appreciate her love of tacos, and provided the support needed to be independent and insane. She is a happy survivor of the public school system, all the way through her undergrad years, culminating with a BA in anthropology. Her love of travel and all things adventurous led to the pursuit of a Master of Science from sunny ol’ England, where she happily grasped a conservation degree and ran off to live in a number of rain forests to research nocturnal primates. Through the amazing diversity she was fortunate to be raised amongst, she has an unwavering appreciation of all cultures and peoples, and has used this to form the foundation of her outspoken support of civil rights. You may have seen her running around Boystown/Tuna town over the last decade, or at events she volunteers at for the Human Rights Campaign. It’s possible you spied her at the Silent Film Festival. That strange woman getting into a wrestling match in the leaves on Foster Ave beach at 3am…that definitely wasn’t her. She couldn’t be more excited about sharing her love of science, and it’s role in our daily lives, with the community she loves. Nerds are cool, people. They drink martini’s too.