George Michael and Queen Latifah have just been added to the lineup for Equality Rocks, a benefit concert being staged at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 29 that will also feature Melissa Etheridge, Garth Brooks, k.d. lang, and the Pet Shop Boys.The upcoming Equality Rocks show is being touted by producers as one of the largest gay rights music events ever, and proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “Equality Rocks will send a powerful message to the entire world about the strength of our community and the growing strength of our families,” Etheridge said in an announcement. “I am proud to be a part of the largest concert in history that is dedicated to basic equal rights for gay Americans.” Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign is a nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure lesbians and gay people of their basic equal rights through several public education programs and by lobbying the government.
Actors Nathan Lane, Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, and Kristen Johnston will also participate in the Equality Rocks show, with additional music performers expected to sign on for the concert in the next few weeks. For more on the Human Rights Campaign and the Equality Rocks show, be sure to check out the organization’s official Web site (www.hrc.org)