(EDGE) On June 16, LPAC, the national grassroots lesbian political action committee supporting pro-LGBTQ, pro-women's rights and progressive candidates, will hold Levity & Justice for All, a first-of-its-kind benefit performance featuring top lesbian and queer comics and women's rights champions, including Kate Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, Billie Jean King, Lea DeLaria, Karen Williams, Cameron Esposito, Judy Gold, Marga Gomez, Jes Tom, Marsha Warfield, Rhea Butcher, and others.
"Lesbian and queer women are on the cutting edge of cultural change," said Kate "Hilarity" Clinton. "Our comedy has always delivered pointed political commentary and helped inspire activism. I am thrilled that LPAC and this stellar line up of comics will take center stage in this critical election to urge our communities to get involved politically and to vote!"
Former "Late Show with David Letterman" Executive Producer and Showrunner Barbara Gaines will produce the show. Award-winning cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel will be designing an original poster for the event. Levity & Justice for All will take place at the historic Town Hall on June 16 and will celebrate the political voices, humor, and activism of LGBTQ women, inspiring and motivating those in attendance to actively participate in the 2016 election.
As the first national LGBTQ organization to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, LPAC plans to invest more than $500,000 -- including the proceeds of the evening's event -- to get out the vote, and inspire women, young people and the LGBTQ community to support Secretary Clinton and the LPAC-endorsed 2016 slate of progressive candidates.
"June 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision; and it takes place in a political season that vividly reminds us that our work for justice is far from done," said Beth Shipp, LPAC Executive Director. "We face candidates at the national and local level who would overturn the gains made on LGBTQ equality, women's rights, racial and social justice. We want Levity & Justice for All to shine a spotlight -- through fun and humor -- on our work to elect candidates from the state house to the White House who will positively impact the lives of LGBTQ women and families across the country."
The event will take place amidst LGBT Pride Month and shortly prior to the 2016 national political conventions. Funds raised will be used for political education, organizing, and mobilization efforts to support LPAC endorsed candidates.
Levity & Justice for All will be held on June 16 at The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036.
For information or tickets, visit www.teamlpac.com.