More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Shake Your Toosh with MTV to End Bullying and Set a Record
MTV's O Music Awards are hosting a dance party in Los Angeles this Sunday, October 30, to Monday, October 31, in hopes of setting the Guinness World Record for the Longest Choreographed Dance, which will hopefully amount to a full 24 hours. In the process of setting a new record, the O Music Awards are taking a stand against bullying by raising funds for several LGBT organizations in lieu of National Bullying Prevention Month.
The dance party kicks off this Sunday night at 9:20 p.m. PST at the Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip and culminates at 8:30 p.m. PST, at which point the award show celebrating artists, fans, and innovators who have a strong impact on the digital music culture will begin. The entire 24-hour-long dance marathon/fundraiser and the awards show will be livestreaming from OMusicAwards. During the livestream, viewers are encouraged to use social media platforms to show support for the dancers, as well as place donations to support the organizations involved. Funds raised from the livestream will benefit several LGBT groups and campaigns, including GLSEN, the It Gets Better Project, the GSA Network, HRC, GLAAD, and The Trevor Project. For information on how to donate, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/MTVDanceMarathon2011.
To get full details about the event, please visit the O Music Awards website.