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Melissa Rivers to Donate Late Mother Joan's Iconic Rainbow Coat for Auction to Promote LGBT Awareness

Originally posted 05/02/2016 12:10PM

Ever wanted to own an article of clothing from the Fashion Police queen herself? Now you can!

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Melissa Rivers is donating her late mother Joan's iconic, one-of-a-kind rainbow coat to the Family Equality Council to be included in their upcoming auction.

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"My mother loved, respected and celebrated families of all kinds," Melissa, 48, said in a press release for the auction, which will take place May 9 at the Night at the Pier gala in at Pier 60 in New York City.

"She would be thrilled to know that her coat, which celebrates diversity, is being sold to benefit loving families," added Melissa.

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Prized Items from Joan Rivers' Manhattan Penthouse Up for Auction

Originally posted 03/08/2016 07:10AM

Joan Rivers fans are getting the chance to live like the legendary comedian – by owning some of her prized possessions from her Manhattan penthouse.

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First Look! Melissa Rivers Plays Her Late Mom Joan in New Movie Joy

First Look! Melissa Rivers Plays Her Late Mom Joan in New Movie Joy

Originally posted 12/08/2015 08:00PM

Like mother, like daughter.

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Fashion Police Is Back! Melissa Rivers Reflects on What Trends Joan Would Love

Originally posted 11/23/2015 01:50PM

After a night of sheer, sparkly and barely there outfits at the American Music Awards, Fashion Police is coming back to bust stars on their style don'ts.

Melissa Rivers replaced her late mother Joan Rivers as host on the show this year, and she tells PEOPLE she's "enjoying" the job after some bumps. (Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne both quit as panelists after Giuliana Rancic's controversial joke about Zendaya's dreadlocks.)

"I think we really started to find our footing those last few episodes that I hosted. So now that we have our feet underneath us, I think we can start to explore creatively a little bit more," says Melissa, who executive-produces the series, too.

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Melissa Rivers Fundraises for Mom Joan's Beloved Charity, Talks Honoring Her Legacy: 'Grief Is a Process'

Originally posted 11/05/2015 05:35PM

When Joan Rivers died last September, she left behind a legacy of groundbreaking comedy – and generous philanthropy.

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Doctors in Joan Rivers Death Lawsuit Don't Have to Admit Wrongdoing, Says Judge

Originally posted 09/10/2015 08:50PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4013975913001" "" "" "auto"] A judge has reportedly ruled that the medical personnel accused of mishandling the throat Joan Rivers had before her death do not have to admit wrongdoing at the start of the civil suit stemming from her death.

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Fashion Police's Melissa Rivers and Brad Goreski: The Giuliana-Kelly Feud Is Over

Fashion Police's Melissa Rivers and Brad Goreski: The Giuliana-Kelly Feud Is Over

Originally posted 09/10/2015 01:25PM

After a rocky year, Fashion Police returned to the air last month – and now co-hosts Melissa Rivers and Brad Goreski are clearing the air about tensions between Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne.

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Kelly Osbourne Remembers Life Lessons from Joan Rivers on Anniversary of Her Death

Kelly Osbourne Remembers Life Lessons from Joan Rivers on Anniversary of Her Death

Originally posted 09/04/2015 07:00PM

Kelly Osbourne has paid a heartfelt tribute to Joan Rivers on the anniversary of her death.

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Melissa Rivers Remembers Mom Joan on Anniversary of Her Death: 'It's Been Difficult' | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers Remembers Mom Joan on Anniversary of Her Death: 'It's Been Difficult'

Originally posted 09/04/2015 09:30AM

Days after cracking wry jokes on Fashion Police in her mother's honor, Melissa Rivers is remembering Joan Rivers on the anniversary of her tragic death.

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Melissa Rivers Remembers Mother Joan's Most 'Outrageous' Fashion Police Moments to Mark Anniversary of Her Death

Melissa Rivers Remembers Mother Joan's Most 'Outrageous' Fashion Police Moments to Mark Anniversary of Her Death

Originally posted 09/03/2015 10:10PM

Melissa Rivers spent an evening remembering her mother Joan Rivers.

The E! tribute Remembering Joan, highlighting Joan's best Fashion Police moments comes one day shy of her unexpected death on Sept. 4, 2014, at the age of 81 following a surgical procedure.

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