JUSTIN TRANTER HOSTS “BEYOND”: THE THIRD ANNUAL SPIRIT DAY CONCERT BENEFITTING GLAAD AND LGBTQ+ YOUTH

On the night before #Spirit Day on October 16, acclaimed songwriter & activist and GLAAD Board Member, Justin Tranter hosted “BEYOND”, their third annual Spirit Day Concert benefiting GLAAD at Sunset Room Hollywood. With over 500 guests in attendance, the event raised more than $400,000 for GLAAD’s Spirit Day anti-bullying campaign to support LGBTQ+ youth, a record amount for the concert. As a GLAAD Board Member and dedicated advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Tranter has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization to-date. For more information on Spirit Day, please visit here.

“BEYOND” featured a setlist of nonstop hits and showcased memorable performances from Tranter, Bebe Rexha, Idina Menzel, as well as LGBTQ singer-songwriters Jesse Saint John and Jozzy. Notable guests also included Troye Sivan, Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Shea Diamond, Victoria Monet, Monique Heart (RuPaul’s Drag Race), GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, August Getty, Frankie Grande, Parson James, VINCINT, Stephanie Rice, Karl Schmid, and Angel Bonilla, and donations were made by Bebe Rexha, Troye Sivan, August Getty, CEO of Warner Records Aaron Bay-Schuck, and more. This year’s event was sponsored by the Ariadne Getty Foundation, CAA, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

GLAAD'S Spirit Day Campaign encourages millions of people across the globe to wear purple or "go purple" on Spirit Day (October 17th, 2019) in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment. Purple symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Each year, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, influencers, faith groups, school districts, organizations, colleges and universities to participate in Spirit Day, the most visible anti-LGBTQ bullying campaign.

In 2017 and 2018, Tranter presented the first and second iterations of the Spirit Day Concert at The Sayer's Club. 2017’s event, entitled “Believer”, featured performances by Hailee Steinfeld, JoJo, Courtney Love and Adam Lambert, and other noteworthy guests that appeared at the event included Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Superfruit (Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi), Laura Marano, Chris Colfer, Betty Who, Gigi Gorgeous and Tinashe and more. 2018’s event, called “Beyond”, raised over $400,000 for GLAAD’s Spirit Day Campaign and featured appearances by Nick Jonas, Dan Reynolds, Ariadne Getty, Darren Criss, Derek Hough, August Getty, Shea Diamond, Katherine Langford, Daya and more.

Check out some highlights from the concert here!

 

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