I've given notice about benefits for the Ruth Ellis Center here in the past, specifically the very fun Detroit Massacre Halloween parties that have been held the past two years, and I'm about to do it again!
The Ruth Ellis Center, located in Highland Park, provides short- and long-term residential and support services for at-risk GLBT youth in the Detroit area. This means all those kids who get kicked out of their homophobic homes have a place they can go and don't have to take to the streets. The story of Ruth Ellis is inspirational for anyone interested in the history of the gay and lesbian community in Detroit, and the Ruth Ellis Center does an amazing job of carrying on the spirit of her work.
This Thursday there will be a super fun shopping event called "A Date with Hugh" that will benefit the center. 10% of all sales that night will be donated to the center, and as an added bonus champagne will be served and I am happy to report that Ruth Ellis Center supporters tend to be more attractive and interesting than your average gay bar riff-raff. Everyone is probably familiar with the whole "shop for a cause" thing, so if you haven't done it lately now's a great time!
The event is this Thursday, from 5 to 10pm at Hugh, the bachelor pad boutique, located directly behind the Fox Theater on Park Avenue. Read more about Hugh at www.lovehughlongtime.com! And why not post this on your Facebook page and get your friends to come?
To get you in the mood, you may now listen to one of my favorite Pet Shop Boys songs!