New York’s The Stonewall Inn will kick off LGBTQ Pride Month with a star-studded streaming concert on June 1 to benefit The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Safe Spaces Initiatives. Presenters and performers for the event, produced by Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora, include Billy Eichner, Chelsea Clinton, Margaret Cho, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Julianne Moore, Fran Drescher, Lea DeLaria, Alexandra Billings, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Poehler, Randy Rainbow, Jordin Sparks, Lance Bass, Sophia Bush, Jackie Cox, Sasha Velour, Debra Messing, Laith Ashley, Omar Sharif Jr., Rita Wilson, André De Shields and more.
The Safe Spaces Initiative will identify and designate entertainment venues, food and beverage locations, stores, businesses, and other public venues, as safe spaces for LGBTQA+ members of the community.
“The Stonewall Inn is one of the original safe spaces, and it’s important that we create more Safe Spaces for the LGBTQA+ community across the country,” said Stonewall Inn co-owner Kurt Kelly.
“We need to make sure that public venues, stores, business, etc. that say they are LGBTQA+ friendly and a safe space for the community are putting in the work and have the policies, procedures, and training to make sure they truly are a safe and affirming space for our community,” said Stonewall Inn co-owner Stacy Lentz, who also serves as CEO of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.
The concert is sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, FCB Health New York, Hawkins Mikita, Jagermeister USA, Jennifer Brown Consulting, JetBlue, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Video Out.
Pride Live is teaming up with Outloud: Raising Voices for the fourth annual Stonewall Day celebration, a three-day concert at Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum June 4-6. Adam Lambert is set to curate and perform at the event, which will also feature Chelsea Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Petras, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Rafael Silva, Sam Sparro, Ryan Jamaal Swain, George Takei, VINCINT, Chely Wright and Conchita Wurst.
Drive-In to Erase MS
Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at Race to Erase MS’s Drive-In to Erase MS. The festivities, to be held on June 4 at Rose Bowl Stadium, will also include an alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet fashion. The night benefits multiple sclerosis research and awareness. “We are so thrilled to be returning to the Rose Bowl Stadium for a second time, and can’t wait for a fun night of dancing under the stars with Earth, Wind & Fire,” Race to Erase founder Nancy Davis, said in a statement. “We were overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm from our guests last year, despite these challenging times, and are looking forward to another memorable event, as we come together to learn more about this devastating disease and raise money to find a cure for MS.” Since its founding in 1993, Race to Erase MS has raised more than $50 million.
For more on upcoming events, check out Variety‘s Must Attend calendar listings here.
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