Barbra Streisand is on tour at the moment and she’s a hot ticket, especially with the gay community. (Duh.) She’s also set to is headline an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on September 9 at Cipriani Wall Street.
Tickets for the gala start at $1,200 (I’ve been told those are already sold out) and go as high as $250,000. Donors who raise the big bucks get a meet-and-greet reception with Clinton herself (no word on if that includes Babs too.)
Mark Spengler, Clinton’s National LGBT Finance Director, announced the event to her supporters,
“We will come together on Friday evening September 9 in New York to celebrate equality, build support for our campaign for a stronger America and aim our focus squarely on continued progress by sending Hillary to the White House. The evening will feature dinner and remarks by our next president, Hillary Rodham Clinton and include a special performance by the inimitable Barbra Streisand.”
Gay Hollywood has already rolled out a rainbow carpet for Clinton with Ellen DeGeneres, Candis Cayne, Jim Parsons, Michael Kors, Rosie O’Donnell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chris Colfer, Greg Berlanti, Lee Daniels, Andrew Rannells, Ricky Martin and Sir Elton John all endorsing her.
It’s no surprise that the LGBT community is one of the most sought-after voting blocs, particularly when it comes to donations. The combined buying power of the U.S. LGBT adult population for 2014 was estimated at $884 billion! according to an analysis by Witeck Communications.
The New York fundraiser benefits the Hillary Victory Fund — a joint venture by Hillary for America, the DNC and state parties –money raised will go to all of those groups.