In their upcoming “Together in Pride” livestream event, GLAAD plans to highlight LGBTQ contributions in the fight against COVID-19.
The all-star event features Keesha, Adam Lambert, Melissa Ethridge and other members of the LGBTQ community as well as allies.
Read on for the details and find out when & where you can stream it.
You may also like: Pride of the Americas Canceled Due To The Coronavirus
GLAAD Highlights LGBTQ Contributions in the Fight Against Covid-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, livestream events gained a lot of popularity.
It’s become the main communication channel, and GLAAD is a step ahead with their new concept – “Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone.”
Numerous celebs are already onboard, with Melissa Etheridge, Kesha, and Adam Lambert headlining the event.Embed from Getty Images
The long celebrity roster also includes Bebe Rexha, Nats Getty, Wilson Cruz, Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Dan Levy, Mj Rodriguez, Gigi Gorgeous, Matt Bomer, Lilly Singh, Michelle Visage, Tatiana Maslany, Javier Muñoz, Kathy Griffin and Sharon Stone.
GLAAD Showcases the LGBTQ Community Response to Novel Coronavirus
The event serves multiple purposes. First, it spotlights the LGBTQ community’s contributions to the fight against COVID-19.
GLAAD also hopes to send messages of acceptance to those living with HIV. Most important of all, the event lets all members of the community know that they’re not alone.
Their crowdfunding efforts during the event will support the CenterLink LGBTQ community centers.
Organizers include Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD president and CEO, actor and producer Erich Bergen and Anthony Ramos, Rich Ferraro, Mark Hartnett and Bill McDermott, the GLAAD Media Award producers.
Sarah Kate Ellis says,
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. So many LGBTQ people, especially our youth, depend on support from local community centers around the country, and during this time of financial distress, we must come together as a community to ensure that all LGBTQ organizations can continue their life-saving work.
An Open Letter To The Health Officials
The organization wrote an open letter to the public health officials, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
They bring up the fact that the LGBTQ community is vulnerable, because of higher rates of cancer, HIV, tobacco use and the incredible amount of health care discrimination that they face.
All these factors combined with a possible infection can lead to disastrous scenarios.
GLAAD plans to proceed the “Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone” with a story created spotlighting the LGBTQ response to the coronavirus pandemic and honor those who have died.
The GLAAD Media Awards shut down their events in New York and Los Angeles, scheduling them for the next year due to the pandemic.
Remember, the event takes place on the GLAAD Facebook and YouTube channels, on April 26(5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST)