Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Musicians Liz Clark and Tessa Perry have partnered with Human Rights Campaign Colorado for an evening of music and celebration to raise awareness of the LGBT issues they face as a bi-national couple living in Ireland and in the United States. The couple, along with other special guests, will perform at Swallow Hill Music’s Daniels Hall on Friday, October 5th at 8:00p.m., to celebrate the release of the their ’s latest CD, “Lonely And The Moose.” Admission to the event is $10.00.
Liz Clark, a Colorado native, and Tessa Perry, an Irish citizen, are critically-acclaimed and popular musicians, who have performed on both sides of the Atlantic, playing everywhere from small coffeehouses to rock clubs to sold-out concert halls. They have opened for acts like Ani DiFranco, Damien Rice, and performed at the Lilith Fair alongside Sarah McLachlan and Emmylou Harris. Liz and Tessa have also launched a new concert series - “BeatRoots” - that combines their love of food and music.
Liz and Tessa were married five years ago in ceremonies in both Ireland and New York. The couple spends half of the year touring the USA and parts of Europe. The rest of the year is spent in Ireland, working a 10-acre organic garden and running an award-winning cafe on the Emerald Island's West Coast. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Tessa to stay in the United States for more than 90 days a year on a tourist visa because of U.S. immigration laws that do not recognize Tessa as Liz's legal spouse.
"We want to do something positive in response to an otherwise helpless situation,” said Liz Clark. "We are excited to put on a fun gig, thank everyone who supports us and raise awareness for the Human Rights Campaign. It gives us back a little power.”
About HRC Colorado
Liz and Tessa will donate a portion of the sales of their new CD to HRC Colorado. As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.