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Symone, Sherry Cola, Pabllo Vittar: June 1 Virtual Champions of Pride

Champions of Pride Performers 2021

 

This piece initially appeared on Advocate.com. Read the original here.

Join The Advocate on Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern for a virtual celebration to commemorate our 2021 The Advocate Champions of Pride. Cohosted by editor in chief Tracy E. Gilchrist with comedian and star of Freeform's Good Trouble, Sherry Cola, the virtual event promises to be an evening full of LGBTQ+ celebrity guests like Brazilian drag sensation Pabllo Vittar, performances by emerging LGBTQ+ musicians, and interviews with the incredible advocates whose work inspired this list. 

Sherry Cola

Sherry Cola photographed by Jonny Marlow

There are amazing LGBTQ+ people improving visibility and fighting for the rights of our community in every state across the country, even if they don’t get national attention. To address that, The Advocate’s Champions of Pride highlights LGBTQ+ activists, artists, politicians, and everyday people who are making a difference for the rest of us. Our team selected change-makers from each U.S. state who are advancing equality for LGBTQ+ and intersectional groups on the ground and inspiring others to do the same.

Get excited for the following LGBTQ+ musicians, who will each be sharing exclusive performances for our Champions: 

 

Kat

Kat Cunning photographed by Brian Ziff

With a traffic-stopping voice and powerful presence, Kat Cunning adds soulful grace to anthemic alternative pop. This nonbinary musician, actor, and dancer has a storytelling prowess unlike anything we’ve seen before.

JWR with teacup

Jake Wesley Roger photographed by Se Oh

Jake Wesley Rogers was just signed by Grammy-nominated songwriter, artist, and advocate Justin Tranter. Rogers is a songwriter whose bold music is queer storytelling refracted through a universal lens. He’ll be performing a song from his EP, out later this year.

Melanie The Person

Madeline the Person photographed by Joelle Grace

Indie pop wunderkind Madeline the Person feels everything at once. Bright and colorful on the outside, she uses her music to express the more painful aspects of her world. With the release of her first EP, Chapter 1: The Longing, this 19-year-old is already shining as bright as the future that lies ahead. 

Pabllo

Pabllo Vittar photographed by Bryan Huynh

Don’t miss a conversation with singer-songwriter and drag queen Pabllo Vittar, the 26-year-old Latin Grammy nominee, MTV EMA & MIAW Award-winner, and a “Next Generation Leader,” according to Time magazine. Plus, fresh off her crowning, Symone joins us for a special appearance you won’t want to miss! 

Drag star Symone

Symone photographed by Max Bronner

 

Watch The Advocate Champions of Pride: A Virtual Celebration on Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The event will stream live at Advocate.com/Champions-Live, on Revry TV, and on The Advocate’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Advocate Champions of Pride is presented in partnership with U.S. Bank, Orbitz, and Revry TV. 

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