Third Eye Blind frontman among musical performers at #glaadgala San Francisco

Stephan Jenkins, founding member and lead singer of Third Eye Blind, will perform the band's single "Jumper" at GLAAD Gala San Francisco: Game Changers on September 13, it was announced today. Recording artists Eli Lieb and Neon Hitch, as well as 'Glee' star Alex Newell, will also perform at the event.

For more information, visit glaad.org/sfgala.

"Jumper" was one of several singles from Third Eye Blind's debut album to reach the top of the charts in the late '90s. Inspired by a gay teenager who died by suicide and was a classmate of the band's manager, "Jumper" will be performed accoustically.

Eli Lieb has attracted millions of viewers on YouTube with his inde pop tunes like "Young Love," which features a same-sex couple in the music video. The singer-songwriter, who is openly gay, will perform the hit live at the event. 

The music doesn't stop after the gala. International singer-songwriter and NewNowNext Award-winner Neon Hitch is headlining the after party with "Yard Sale" and other songs from her debut album, Eleutheromanic. Neon Hitch's nationwide tour kicks off next month.

There's still time to win a chance to meet Tyler Oakley and and Hannah Hart, who will be presenting Google and YouTube with GLAAD inaugural Ric Weiland Award. The winner, who will be announced tomorrow, gets to attend a reception with the YouTube stars, as well as meet and take a picture together. You can enter here.

GLAAD previously announced that technology leader Google and video-sharing innovator YouTube will receive the Ric Weiland Award, which honors innovators who advance LGBT equality through tech and new media. GLAAD also previously announced that Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, lead plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the landmark case that struck down California’s Proposition 8, will receive the Presidential Local Hero Award at the event. Golden State Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts will receive GLAAD's Davidson/Valentini Award, which is presented to an LGBT media prfoessional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community. 

GLAAD Gala San Francisco: Game Changers recognizes national and Bay Area leaders advancing LGBT equality through the media and also funds GLAAD's national advocacy work to rewrite the script for LGBT equality. Special guests include Taryn Manning, Alex Newell, Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart, Meghan McCain, and Peter Paige.

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