Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME Co-Host The L WORD ® Series Finales

Washington, D.C. (Observer Update) - The Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME are teaming up to host finale parties celebrating the last episode of THE L WORD ®. The parties will be held on March 8th in sixteen cities across the country, the same day the series finale airs on SHOWTIME. For a list of cities with events, please visit

“The time to say goodbye to THE L WORD has arrived, and we are so pleased to partner with SHOWTIME to commemorate the series finale,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “For six seasons, THE L WORD has brought loving, honest portrayals of LGBT lives into millions of homes. This visibility is crucial to opening hearts and minds. I congratulate SHOWTIME and the entire L WORD team on their remarkable achievements.”

“We’re incredibly proud of the show, and have consistently been thrilled with the turnout for THE L WORD screening parties,” said SHOWTIME Vice President George DeBolt. “It’s bittersweet to part with the characters we’ve loved, but SHOWTIME is honored to partner with HRC and spread a message of equality to so many people.”

HRC and SHOWTIME have worked together for all six seasons of THE L WORD to promote the show and host screenings for season premieres. The events regularly attracted nearly 20,000 supporters at more than 40 events throughout the nation.

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