POLITICS

Obama courts LGBT community with Ellen

|
Yeas and Nays,Politics,Andrea Shiell

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is slated to appear at a Los Angeles fundraiser for President Obama next Wednesday — at an event aimed at the LGBT community, Washingon and Wiltshire is reporting. Tickets are starting at $1,250 per person, and will include a performance from Pink at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. But that won't be the only fundraiser featuring an appearance from the president that day. Obama's reelection campaign is also having a $40,000-per-person dinner at the home of Ryan Murphy, co-creator of "Glee." All of this comes after DeGeneres joined other celebrities in praising the president for announcing his support of same-sex marriage last month, for which she gave Obama a standing ovation on her show.  


 

View article comments Leave a comment