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UPDATE: RFK Center for Human Rights Auctions Off Orson Scott Card for Charity – Current Bid $0.00

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In what has to be a joke (its not) the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights a human rights advocacy organization, a nonprofit charitable organization that works to realize Robert Kennedy’s dream of a peaceful and just world by advancing human rights is auctioning off a “an exclusive two-hour story creation workshop for a small group of dedicated high school writing students at any high school in the United States.” with Orson Scott Card.

That’s right. You can win a two hour session for the well known anti-gay homophobe and racist scribe of Ender’s Game to teach you children!

Now one has to wonder exactly just how clueless the people at the RFK Center are to actually offer up this heinous bigot for action to get money to advance “human rights” so lets tell them shall we.

Contact The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and let them know about Cards racism and homophobia and demand an apology for what has to be the most insensitive and ironic auction item ever in the name of human rights.

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’

1300 19th Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-463-7575
Fax: 202-463-6606
E-mail: info@rfkcenter.org


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UPDATE: Back2Stonewall.com reached out to the RFK Center and they have pulled out of the auction 

Dear Will:

The RFK Center works around the world to defend sexual minorities’ rights, and is a longstanding leader in the fight against LGBTI discrimination. In Uganda alone, we have partnered for years with on-the-ground activists to lead a global coalition against the infamous anti-homosexuality bill, galvanized global faith leaders and Nobel Peace laureates on behalf of LGBTI Ugandans, secured the release of trans activists imprisoned for their advocacy efforts, brought life-saving medical resources to health care clinics serving LGBTI patients who have been turned away from city hospitals, and fostered a historic dialogue on sexual minority rights within the nation’s police forces. Auction coordinators occasionally offer items to the RFK Center auction. The RFK Center did not solicit this item and it is no longer part of our auction.


Coming Soon! – The Netroots Nation LGBT Connect Online Scholarship Auction

Every year thousands of progressive social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and activists, and bloggers and journalist gather together for three-days at the annual Netroots Nation Conference this year to be held in San Jose, California June 20–23 to build stronger relationships with others and working on the issues they care most about.  And each year, some of the brightest minds in progressive politics come to Netroots Nation to speak with—and hear from—our community.

Each year Netroots Nation LGBT Connect a 501{c) nom-profit raises funds to provide between 20 and 25  full scholarships which include airfare, hotel and Netroots Nation admission  to grassroots LGBT advocates, activist and bloggers who otherwise would not be able to attend the event and have their ideas and voices heard.

In addition Netroots Nation LGBT Connect hold a one-day pre-covention the day before Netroots Nation proper and conducts a LGBT Caucus during the event which brings LGBT and straight ally advocates, activist, bloggers and journalist together from across the country to discuss, network and brainstorm on issues that effect the LGBT Community not only with our peers but also with other groups within the progressive community.

This year Netroots Nation Connect will be holding its first online auction to help raise additional funds for this years scholarships starting on May 11th and ending on May 19th.

So far auction items include:

* An autographed Minnesota Vikings logo football from straight ally , LGBT equality advocate  and wordsmith Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings

* A giftset of Beekman 1802 products from The Fabulous Beekman Boys  Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge recent winners of the Amazing Race which includes a box set of Beekman 1802  Soaps and autographed copies of their national bestseller The Bucholic Plague and the Beekman 1802 Cookbook.

* An autographed t-shirt from Anti-Bullying LGBT advocate and straight ally Ben Cohen founder of the Stand Up Foundation and World Rugby Cup Champion.

* The complete 3 book hardcover set of the gay literature classics The Front Runner, Harlan’s Race, and Billy’s Boy autographed and donated by their author Patricia Nell Warren

* A cameo speaking part in the award winning LA Web Series Festival’s Old Dogs & New Tricks  Halloween episode.

* Rare mint condition 1980 Gay Freedom Day Gay Pride Silver Coin from The Bulldog Baths in San Francisco, CA donated by Back2Stonewall.com

And more to come!

So look for the upcoming announcement and link to the auction around May 11th and bid bid bid!

If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned to help us raise money for the scholarships please contact me will@back2stonewall.com for  further information and details.  We’d greatly appreciate any extra donations.  It’s a worthy cause and a great way to help grassroots LGBT activist and bloggers be heard and try to make a difference.

If you are attending Netroots Nation 2013 and would like to attend the one-day LGBT Pre-Con that will take place on June 19th at the Saint Claire Hotel in San Jose, C.A.  CLICK HERE for registration information.

Chris Kluwe



Minnesota Vikings LGBT Ally Chris Kluwe Auctions Off Dinner Date To Raise Funds For MN Gay Marriage

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has taken full advantage of every moment that he can talking and working for LGBT Equality and the rights of all Americans to marry.

Now Kluwe has done it again and is taking another step to support the same-sex marriage in MN. Chris  has joined with the Strip Club Meat & Fish and CafeteriaCreative.com to auction off an all-inclusive dinner for four with him at the St. Paul restaurant the Strip Club Meat & Fish with proceeds going to benefit Minnesotans United for All Families,

With 5d and 20h left the current bid stands at US $1,975.00.

You can click here to make your  bid

Anyone have an extra 4 Grand lying around that I can borrow?

WIN A Date With George Clooney! – Gorgeous George To Auction Himself Off To Raise Funds For GLSEN

Longtime LGBT Equality advocate George Clooney is auctioning himself off to benefit the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization which keeps schools safe for LGBT students across the country.

Two lucky people will get to spend an “intimate” afternoon lunch with the Gorgeous George and journalist Dave Karger at West Hollywood’s Soho House. The once-in-a-lifetime experience is valued at $20,000 and is available to bid on through October 11 at auction site CharityBuzz.

Clooney in February spoke to the Advocate about starring in Dustin Lance Black’s 8, a play which  dramatized the Prop 8 trials and was taken directly from the courts transcripts which was performed in Los Angeles, raising over $2 million for the American Foundation for Equal Rights and stated:

“One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps keeping James Hood from attending college because he was black. People will be embarrassed to have been on the wrong side.”

So c’mon boys and girls break out those piggy banks and dig into that mad money and bid, Bid, BID!

Gay History For Sale – Bette Midler To Auction Off Continental Baths Performace Dress

Looking for the perfect Gay Christmas Gift?

How about the actual dress that Bette Midler wore  at the beginning of her career while performing at the Continental Baths in New York City with Barry Manilow?.

Bette Midler is donating  items of her wardrobe, original posters and gold and platnum albums to support the New York Restoration Project, which Bette founded  in 1995 with a portion of the money going to help New York City’s project to plant 1 million new trees by 2017..

Among the outfits are a mermaid costume worn during her latest Las Vegas run, a showgirl costume, the black and white Valentino gown she wore to the Oscars in 1992 and a jumpsuit from her 1979 Divine Madness tour

The items can be viewed at Julien’s Auctions gallery in Beverly Hills at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday starting Monday October 31st through Friday, November 11th when the auction goes live and you can view the online catalog by clicking HERE.

It’s time like this I WISH we had a National LGBT History Museum.  The Continetal Baths dress alone is priceless. 

But since we don’t my Birthday IS next month if anyone is interested in getting me a little something.  PLEASE!?

Ben Cohen’s Autographed Jockstrap Sell For $460 At Gay Men’s Health Charity In The UK (ONLY $460? WTF!)

The very cool , gay supportive, and HOT UK rugby player Ben Cohen donated a signed jockstrap for use in a fund-raiser for GMFA, a British gay men’s health charity. It was auctioned off at the annual Gay Sports Day in London on Monday and fetched $460 (300 British pounds),

Said Ben before the event:

“I am happy to support this year’s GMFA/RVT Gay Sports Day. Sport is an important part of my life and it’s great to see a community come together and enjoy sport in such a fun and accessible way. Plus it raises vital funds for the important work carried out by GMFA and the other charities which will benefit from the day. I would encourage everyone to form a team and take part or show your appreciation by making a donation on the day. I will personally be donating items that will be part of an auction at the end of the event. Best of luck to all the competitors and have a fantastic day.”

Ben Cohen is a great athlete and a great human being.

But only $460.00 are you British Queens insane or just cheap?

Hugh Jackman Will Be Your Private Shirtless Fitness Whore For A Price And Buff You Up!

Maybe fluff you up too.  Who knows?

Hugh Jackman is auctioning off a workout session with him as he works out  to reprise his role as Wolverine is to benefit New York City’s Summit School for children with learning and adjustment challenges E Online is reporting.

Says Jackman:

“If someone comes in and says, ‘I want to try it exactly how you train. I want to just go as hard as we can,’ we’ll go there,” Jackman told me yesterday from Michigan, where he’s shooting Real Steel. “But I don’t want people to feel intimidated if they want to come experience it but not keel over. “Put it this way, if you want to throw up, there’s every opportunity,” he added. “But if you want to come and have a light sweat, want to have a bit of fun, maybe an autograph or two, you can do that as well.”

Sort of sounds like a rentboy.com ad doesn’t it? (Except for the throwing up, that is.)

Jackman adds he’ll even do the workout sans shirt.

“No problem. You know me, I’m a whore. I think I was shirtless for the whole time in my first movie in Australia and I think I only made about $4,000.”

If you are interwted you can bid on the Jackman makeout workout session by clicking here.

And if you win.  WE WANT PICTURES!