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Adam Lambert is helping to usher in Pride's return by curating and headling Los Angeles's OutLoud: Raising Voices, the award-winning artist series, which returns for a three-day concert June 4 to 6.
This year, the event will partner with Pride Live’s Stonewall Day — a campaign to raise awareness of the Stonewall riots and LGBTQ+ activism — in order to raise funds for LGBTQ+ charities, among them Trans Tech Social and Trans Lash.
The concert will be live, meaning that 3,500 attendees can gather at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, following health guidance from L.A. County. It will also be streamed to a global audience via Twitch.
“We are honored to partner with OutLoud to bring our collective voices together to speak on behalf and in support of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Ann Marie Gothard, cofounder of Stonewall Day. “At its core, Stonewall Day is a day to remember how far we have come and a reminder there is still more work to be done to achieve full LGBTQ+ equality. We are extremely proud to further advance our global movement that celebrates a very important event in history, champions inclusivity, and hopefully inspires the next generation.”
Friday’s headliners include Sofi Tukker with Daya, Jake Wesley Rogers, LP Giobbi, Tygapaw,
Madeline The Person, Ryan Cassata and Saro. Saturday’s include Hayley Kiyoko with Bronze Avery, Mykki Blanco, Crush Club, Kaleena Zanders, La Doña, Madame Gandhi, Brooke Eden, and Malia Civetz.
And on Sunday, Stonewall Day, Adam Lambert, on behalf of the Feel Something Foundation, will curate the lineup. The “Whataya Want From Me” singer will headline alongside Angel Bonilla, Chely Wright, Kim Petras, Sam Sparro, Vincint featuring Parson James, Qveen Herby and Ty Sunderland, and Zhavia Ward. Angelica Ross, Conchita, Geena Rocero, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Valentina Sampaio, Yungblud, and Whoopi Goldberg will also make appearances.
“I really wanted to curate an event for Stonewall Day that was about queer performers, and was centered around the community,” Lambert said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that Stonewall Day is part of OutLoud’s weekend full of amazing performances and entertainment, and benefiting charities close to my heart.”
“OutLoud: Raising Voices will kick off Pride 2021 with a groundbreaking global celebration for the LGBTQIA+ and allied community, bringing people together in-person and virtually for an unmatched event,” said Jeff Consoletti and Artie Kenney, co-creators of OutLoud. “Presenting Pride Live’s Stonewall Day and streaming for free on Twitch will create one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the world featuring an amazing line-up of artists and performances.”
The event will be free to stream June 4 to 6, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern each day at Twitch.tv/officiallyoutloud. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster beginning Monday, May 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Event updates will be available on www.weareoutloud.com.
See the poster below.