Brokeback bids reach $80k

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Bidding for cowboy boots, hats and other memorabilia from gay love story Brokeback Mountain is coming to a close with top prices hitting over $80,000 so far.

The auction to raise money for the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) work, ends tomorrow and has seen an “overwhelming response.”

The collection was first previewed on Saturday October 7 at the HRC’s 10th Annual National Dinner held in Washington when a live auction of the first outfit from the film raised $18,000 to benefit the groups programmes.

“The overwhelming response to this one-of-a-kind auction continues to underscore the way in which Brokeback Mountain touched so many lives in a very profound and personal way,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

“Not only will bidders receive a remarkable part of Hollywood history, they will also be investing in promoting and securing equality for all Americans,” he said.

Fans can bid until midnight on