San Francisco Pride has announced the first wave of entertainers for the Pride 50 online celebration, taking place June 27-28.
Big Freedia, Betty Who, David Hernandez, Dorian Electra, Kidd Kenn and Urias are among the acts set to perform, while Honey Mahogany, Persia, Sister Roma, and Yves Saint Croissant are set to host the celebration.
In all, more than 13 hours of programming will be streamed at SFPride.org, as the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and allies moves online for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the wake of the murders of Tony McDade, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, many people asked if Pride would be postponed to honor the movement around the world against police brutality. My response is always the same: Stonewall was started by a Black trans woman. Stonewall was a defense of Black bodies,” said San Francisco Pride Board President Carolyn Wysinger. “In honor of this, San Francisco Pride will use this moment to lift up and center our Black LGBTQ+ community members. They are my siblings.”
“As we celebrate San Francisco Pride’s 50-year milestone, we recognize how much work wehave to do in the name of equality and inclusion,” says San Francisco Pride Executive DirectorFred Lopez. “While the LGBTQ+ community reflects on what has been accomplished in the last50 years, we are focused on producing Pride 50 programming that provides inspiration andhope for the future.”
— Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) May 20, 2020
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Author: Jim Harrington