Demi Lovato is spreading the Pride…
The 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress, who received the Vanguard Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards, will commemorate Stonewall Day by taking part in Pride Live’s special livestream.
Since Pride festivals have been cancelled throughout the world due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Pride Live will celebrate the history of LGBTQ resistance with the special live event on Friday, June 26.
The event will benefit LGBTQ organizations that have been financially impacted during the coronavirus outbreak, including Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin Coalition, Trans Lifeline and The Ally Coalition.
Former President Barack Obama will deliver a special message to the LGBTQ community during the event, while artists like Lovato, who previously filmed her “Really Don’t Care” video at LA Pride, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and more, will offer their own messages of love and support.
Pop superstars Kesha and Hayley Kiyoko will take the digital stage for special performances.
“From Marsha P. Johnson’s revolution at Stonewall, to the recent murders of Dominique Fells and Riah Milton, the protection of trans people of color continues to be the litmus test of freedom and equal opportunities,” Dr. Yvette Burton, the board director of Pride Live, said in a statement. “Policies such as the [Donald]Trump administration’s reversed protections for transgender people in the U.S. health-care system, adds the disproportionate effect of fatal violence, impacted by the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia across communities and families.”
The Stonewall Day 2020 livestream can be watched on Logo‘s YouTube and Facebook pages from 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm ET on Friday, June 26.