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''Defying Inequality'' Event to Feature Impressive Assortment

Friday 20 February 2009 @ 16:41 - GMT

Elton and his partner will contribute a video message to Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert A Celebrity Benefit for Equal Rights, which will be held February 23 at New York City's Gershwin Theatre.

The 8 p.m. performance will benefit Family Equality Council, Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, five organisations striving to promote equality and protect civil rights for the gay and lesbian community.

Hosted by Emmy Award winners Judy Gold and Carson Kressley, the evening will include appearances by Cyndi LauperJane Fonda, Nathan Lane, Rev. Al Sharpton, Keith Olbermann, Sally Struthers and cast members from Saturday Night Live, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot and The Lion King.

For tickets and more information, call (212) 307-4100

or visit www.defyinginequality.com.