Billy Porter, Kesha, and so many stars join GLAAD’s live-stream Pride event this weekend
GLAAD is hosting a star-studded LGBTQ pride event this weekend (digitally, of course). The live stream, aptly named “Together In Pride: You Are Not Alone,” will include some of our faves, like Billy Porter, Kesha, and Jonathan Van Ness. The event is designed to highlight the LGBTQ response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to offer a space of positivity and acceptance.
“Together in Pride: You are Not Alone” will be chock full of all kinds of entertainment. Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh will co-host the event. There will be special performances from Kesha, Melissa Etheridge, Pose‘s MJ Rodriguez, the cast of Alanis Morissette’s Broadway show Jagged Little Pill, and so many more. The live stream will also feature performances, video messages, and interviews with leaders of local LGBTQ community centers and frontline LGBTQ doctors. You can find the complete lineup here.
To join in, all you have to do is head to GLAAD’s YouTube channel or Facebook Live on Sunday, April 26th at 8 p.m. EST.
“At a time when some LGBTQ people could be isolating in homes that are not affirming, GLAAD is bringing together the biggest LGBTQ stars and allies to send messages of love, support, and acceptance,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.
Ellis also noted that so many LGBTQ people—especially young people—depend on community centers for support, but so many of these centers are currently closed due to coronavirus. “We must come together as a community to ensure that all LGBTQ organizations can continue their life-saving work,” she continued in a statement.
To do so, GLAAD’s live stream is raising funds for CenterLink, a coalition of more than 250 LGBTQ community centers that serve over 2 million people each year, according to GLAAD.
“LGBTQ centers are the heart of the community, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic these centers have continued to provide vital connectivity and services, pivoting to virtual programming, modifying in-person services when possible, and ensuring that their communities have resources and support when they need it the most,” said Denise Spivak, interim CEO of CenterLink, in a statement.
We couldn’t think of a better reason to finally catch some of those Jagged Little Pill Broadway performances. We’ll be there.
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