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Margaret Cho to host fundraiser for Brother, Help Thyself

BHT to sell 100 tickets to Cho's psyCHO show

Margaret Cho Photo by Austin Young

Margaret Cho
Photo by Austin Young

Brother, Help Thyself (BHT) has landed itself a major headliner to help raise funds for its annual grant-making efforts.

Comedienne Margaret Cho will offer 100 seats to her Oct. 9 show at D.C.’s Warner Theatre to supporters of BHT as part of her psyCHO tour at a cost of $87.50 each. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit BHT, which, in turn, provides grants to local nonprofits dealing with the LGBT community and HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Brother, Help Thyself, who do such good work in support of the LGBTQ community in D.C. and Baltimore,” Cho said in an official statement.

Those who buy tickets through BHT will also earn the opportunity for a meet-and-greet with Cho, where they can take photographs or get autographs prior to the start of the show. 

Now in its 37th year, BHT has given well over $2 million to local nonprofits, including $81,000 to 26 organizations last year. Last year’s awards ranged from $755 to Helping Our Brothers and Sisters (HOBS) for their work with returning veterans and those suffering from PTSD, to $14,015 to HIPS for its LGBT anti-violence hotline, which provides support and referrals to victims of LGBTQ domestic violence or hate crimes.

“Knowing her longtime support of our community, I’m so thankful to Margaret for agreeing to help as we are on target to award our 3 millionth grant dollar early next year,” BHT President Jim Slattery said of Cho’s decision to work with the organization. “This fundraising effort is the first in what I hope are many similar events in the coming months and years.”

Margaret Cho’s psyCHO will take place on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. For tickets, visit For more information about Brother, Help Thyself, or the organization’s grant-making process, visit

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