Stonewall Day 2020
June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Stonewall Day, launched in 2018 by social advocacy and community engagement group Pride Live, is a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the legacy of the 1969 Stonewall uprising and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. This year, the third annual Stonewall Day will offer support to the Black Lives Matter movement and address LGBTQ+ issues including the dangerous rise of violence facing transgender women, especially Black trans women.
Friday’s event, presented in partnership with WarnerMedia, Nasdaq, Logo, and Pride Media, will stream from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook pages. In addition to President Barack Obama, guests and performers will 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, and Conchita WURST, plus Stonewall Day National Chair Geena Rocero, a trans model and advocate, and Pride Live Board President Dr. Yvette C. Burton.
The event will raise funds for its beneficiaries through a Text2Give campaign. Text REBEL to 243725 to donate to the Pride Live Stonewall Day fund, and when prompted, reply YES to confirm the donation.
About this year’s beneficiaries:
Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive, through a peer-support hotline and microgrants. Due to the pandemic, its services are needed more than ever as trans people face isolation and economic insecurity.
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, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the south and west sides of the city.
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, and it has done advocacy work across the nation to assure their voices are heard.
The Ally Coalition provides critical support for grassroots nonprofit organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of LGBTQ+ youth.