The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) is bringing the Pride festivities to you with a little help from our team at Logo.
On Thursday (May 27), the nonprofit announced its Stonewall Inn Safe Spaces Concert, a virtual event and fundraiser benefitting six LGBTQ safe spaces throughout the country as they physically reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The show will stream exclusively on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook next week. Jägermeister, one of SIGBI’s corporate sponsors, has already pledged to match donations up to $25,000 as part of its #SaveTheNight global initiative.
Wondering what to expect? Event producers Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora have locked an exciting lineup of LGBTQ and allied celebrity guests, some of whom will even perform music. Celebs on the roster include OG Queer Eye star Carson Kressley, actor Matt Bomer, comedians Lea DeLaria and Billy Eichner, The L Word: Generation Q star Leo Sheng, Shea Diamond, Amanda Lepore, Amy Poehler, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chelsea Clinton, and a slew of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race queens (Jiggly Caliente, Sasha Velour, Brita Filter, and Jackie Cox, anyone?!). And that’s just a taste of the star-studded lineup.
“Safe spaces for community gathering, empowerment, and celebration — like the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City — more often than not exist in large city centers and are rarely found in areas where the daily stigma of being LGBTQIA+ is more prevalent,” wrote Tom on the event’s official GoFundMe page. “This is why it is more important than ever that we help members of our community in areas that lack many other safe spaces and where they are a lifeline to their LGBTQ community members.”
Main image: (L–R) Lea DeLaria, Jiggly Caliente, and Carson Kressley.