President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Cynthia Erivo, Hayley Kiyoko, Kesha, Demi Lovato, Geena Rocero, George Takei, and more join Pride Live’s star-studded “Stonewall Day” on June 26

By GLAAD |
June 24, 2020

On June 26, Pride Live will host its third annual Stonewall Day, a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the Stonewall legacy and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ equality. The livestream event will run from 12:45PM EST – 3:00PM EST on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

In partnership with WarnerMedia, Nasdaq, and Pride Media, Stonewall Day will present a virtual fundraising event to raise critical funds for four LGBTQ organizations severely affected by COVID-19 and the recent events highlighting the need for fair and equal treatment under the law for all: Trans LifeLife, Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin@Coalition, and The Ally Coalition.

Stonewall Day will include a special message to the LGBTQ community from President Barack Obama. Other guests and performers include Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, Cynthia Erivo, Kesha, Hayley Kiyoko, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Christian Siriano, George Takei, Donatella Versace, Lilly Wachowski, Sir Richard Branson, Jonny Beauchamp, Valentina Sampaio, Dustin Lance Black, Blossom C. Brown, Chelsea Clinton, Luke Evans, Valerie Jarrett, Stella Maxwell, Imara Jones, Bethany C. Meyers, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Justin Tranter, Josephine Skriver, Kellen Stancil, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Nico Tortorella, Alok Vaid-Menon, Chely Wright, Conchita WURST, as well as Stonewall Day National Chair, trans model and advocate Geena Rocero, and Pride Live Board President Dr. Yvette C. Burton.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pride Live is honored to welcome President @BarackObama to our global livestream event this Friday, June 26! Barack Obama served two terms as the 44th President of the United States and was the first African-American to hold the highest office in the nation. He previously served as State and U.S. senator from Illinois. ⠀ ⠀ During his time in office, President Obama supported and promoted LGBTQ+ equality and rights. His administration repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell and filed briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional. Same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in 2015 after a landmark Supreme Court ruling. President Obama is highly regarded as one of the greatest American presidents in our modern times. ⠀ ⠀ Pride Live is proud to have President Barack Obama as part of our digital event, in partnership with @WarnerMedia, @Nasdaq, @LogoTV, and @PrideMediaInc, as we raise critical funds for LGBTQ+ organizations most affected by COVID-19. Tune in early for the pre-show at 12:45pm! Watch on Logo's YouTube & Facebook. #StonewallDay #Stonewall #PrideLive #PresidentObama #BarackObama #ObamaAdministration #MichelleObama #lgbtqequality #lgbtqrights #ally #pride #pride365

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Stonewall Day, launched by Pride Live in 2018, is a national day of awareness to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. This year’s event will speak out in support of #BlackLivesMatter and address LGBTQ+ issues including the dangerous rise of violence facing transgender women, especially Black trans women.

Pride Media is the lead LGBTQ Media partner for Stonewall Day, and GLAAD returns for the second consecutive year leading all press and media outreach, while Nasdaq will host the live stream at their Times Square headquarters.

Organizations that will receive funds from Stonewall Day 2020 include:

Ally Coalition: The Ally Coalition provides critical support for grassroots non-profit organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of LGBTQ+ Youth.

Brave Space Alliance: Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, + services for LGBTQ individuals on the South + West sides of the city.

TransLatina Coalition: Since its inception The TransLatina Coalition has done advocacy work across the US to ensure the voices of Trans Latins are heard. The TransLatina Coalition’s sole purpose is to address the unique and specific challenges and needs of Trans Latinas who live in the United States.

Trans Lifeline: Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Due to #COVID19, their peer-support Hotline and Microgrants are particularly needed as trans people disproportionately face isolation and economic insecurity.

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