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Michelle Obama Joins Celebs for DNC Fundraisers

First Lady Michelle Obama attended two different DNC fundraisers Wednesday in New York City. Politicker reports one was held at fashion designer Tory Burch‘s house and another titled the “LGBT Gala,” with some famous members of the LGBT community.

At the LGBT Gala, the first lady was introduced by Jason Collins, the Washington Wizards center who recently – and very publicly- came out of the closet. Other celebrities at the bash included Bravo’s Andy Cohen and singer Sara Bareilles – who performed at the event.

Also in attendance, was DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Sean Patrick Maloney.

Obama emphasized the participation and influence the gay community had on her husband.

“Because of you, we have a president who stands up for our most fundamental rights, from ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell … to supporting our right to marry the person we love,” Obama said.

“We can’t wait for the next presidential election to get fired up and ready to go. We don’t have time for that!” Obama said. “We must recapture that same passion, that same energy and urgency that we felt back in 2008, 2012.”

Tickets for the event ranged in price from $1,250 to $32,400 per person, and approximately 350 people attended, according to a Democratic Party official.

Cohen tweeted a photo of him and Collins at the event.

Cohen and Collins at the "LGBT Gala" Credit: Andy Cohen @BravoAndy

Cohen and Collins at the “LGBT Gala”
Credit: Andy Cohen @BravoAndy

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Weinstein and Wintour Team Up For Obama Fundraiser

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour are throwing a fundraiser for President Obama in Greenwich, Conn., on Aug. 6, according to the NY Post.

The two democratic supporters are set to co-host the event. Other co-chairs have yet to be announced. Tickets are expected to be  $35,800 per head.

Weinstein and Wintour hosted an Obama dinner together last year, which included Gwyneth PaltrowTory BurchAlicia Keys and Quentin Tarantino.

Wintour co-hosted an event with Sarah Jessica Parker last month that brought in a variety of supporters from Hollywood and the fashion industry.