Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X, Ricky Martin set to join the ‘Can’t Cancel Pride’ event benefitting the LGBTQ+ community
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Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X, Ricky Martin set to join the ‘Can’t Cancel Pride’ event benefitting the LGBTQ+ community

The event will kick off a month-long celebration to raise visibility and funds for GLADD, Sage, and more

This June, we “Can’t Cancel Pride”! The LGBTQ+ community and its allies will enjoy a virtual event featuring performances and appearances from the most influential voices in the community and the biggest names in culture and entertainment.

Bebe Rexha, Brothers Osborne, Busy Phillips, Demi Lovato, Gus Kenworthy, Hayley Kiyoko, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Lil Nas X, Marshmello, MJ Rodriguez, Nina West, P!NK, Ricky Martin, Regard, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae and more, will reunite to stand against homophobia, raise awareness, demand justice and equal rights.

Bebe Rexha, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Lil Nas X, P!NK, and MJ Rodriguez©GettyImagez
Bebe Rexha, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Lil Nas X, P!NK, and MJ Rodriguez

“Can’t Cancel Pride is about creating visibility for the LGBTQ+ community and showing them they are not alone,” said Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G. “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains heightened for LGBTQ+ people, who continue to face issues driven by persistent bias, intolerance, and inequality. We want to use our voice to help bring much-needed resources, support, acts of good and love to this remarkable and resilient community.”

Also, the second annual event will benefit LGBTQ+ organizations such as GLAAD, SAGE, The Trevor Project, the National Black Justice Coalition, CenterLink, and OutRight Action International.

According to the organizers, in 2020, “Can’t Cancel Pride” raised over $4 million to benefit the LGBTQ+ communities most impacted by COVID-19 —the goal for 2021 is to raise even more.

“As the country is returning back to normal and we are slowly starting to gather again, LGBTQ+ communities around the world are still feeling the devastating effects of COVID-19,” said Gayle Troberman, Chief Marketing Officer for iHeartMedia. “We look forward to once again celebrating the incredible voices and allies of the LGBTQ+ community with an amazing night of music that will honor Pride and the communities’ fight for equal rights, all while benefitting six remarkable nonprofits that make an everyday positive impact.”

New York City Lights Up In Support Of The 50th Anniversary Of The First Gay Pride March©GettyImages
Pride colored Empire State Building on June 28, 2020 in New York City. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Pride march had to be canceled over health concerns. The annual event, which sees millions of attendees, marks its 50th anniversary since the first march following the Stonewall Inn riots.

The one-hour benefit special produced by iHeartMedia and P&G will stream on June 4 at 9 p.m. on iHeartRadio’s TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram TV pages, iHeartRadio’s PrideRadio.com, and Revry, as well as broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio App.

As informed by iHeartMedia, everyone is welcome to share their special Pride moments on social media using the hashtag #CantCancelPride, and support the participating nonprofits by visiting cantcancelpride.com or texting “RAINBOW” to 56512.

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