Former President Barack Obama and several top stars including Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato will be appearing on Pride Live’s third annual Stonewall Day 2020 virtual event taking place Friday on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
The lineup announced by Pride Live also includes Kesha, Hayley Kiyoko, Katy Perry, Cynthia Erivo, Christian Siriano, George Takei, Donatella Versace, and several others. The event will air from 11:45 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. CST on Friday.
Geena Rocero is set to host the livestream that will see Obama deliver a message to the LGBTQ community
Kesha and Kiyoko will be giving special performances during the event.
The event marks the celebration of the 51st anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots of 1969, as well as the fifth anniversary of the historic ruling by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges for marriage equality.
“From Marsha P. Johnson’s revolution at Stonewall, to the recent murders of Dominique Fells and Riah Milton, the protection of trans people of color continues to be the litmus test of freedom and equal opportunities,” Dr. Yvette Burton, the board director of Pride Live, said in a statement.
Pride Live said that the proceeds from the event will benefit LGBTQ organizations including Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin Coalition, Trans Lifeline, and The Ally Coalition, which are among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.