Can’t Cancel Pride, a COVID-19 benefit livestream event for the LGBTQ community, has revealed its star-studded lineup.
Performers include Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Big Freedia, Billy Porter, Kim Petras, Melissa Etheridge, Sia and Ricky Martin. Laverne Cox and radio host Elvis Duran will host the event.
The virtual event, produced by iHeartMedia and Procter & Gamble, hopes to raise visibility and funds for LGBTQ communities impacted by the COVID-19. The hour-long special will stream on iHeartRadio’s Facebook and Instagram pages, iHeartRadio’s PrideRadio.com, and broadcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app June 25th at 9 PM local time.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the complex and significant obstacles facing the LGBTQ+ community,” P&G chief brand officer Marc Pritchard said. “We must continue to fight hate and intolerance against all people while redoubling our efforts to elevate LGBTQ+ visibility and providing support for those in need. Can’t Cancel Pride is about showing the community that they are not alone and that they are seen and loved, as the pandemic has led to the closure of closed community centers and support systems that millions of LGBTQ+ people rely on every day.”
“There’s no question COVID-19 has impacted the LGBTQ+ community in a variety of ways, and at this time in the U.S., the struggle for equality and inclusion has never been more important,” iHeartMedia chief marketing officer Gayle Troberman added. “Now is a time we need to come together to support the organizations that help bring critical resources to LGBTQ people in need and Can’t Cancel Pride aims to do just that. Like always, Pride will continue to represent the resilience, beauty and strength of the LGBTQ+ community around the nation and the globe.”
Learn more about the event here.