The month of June continues to give way to numerous Pride events, both in-person and virtual. In recent years, formal Pride marches and celebrations have incurred critique for giving way to corporate influence. We bear that in mind as we recognize a forthcoming event produced by one of the largest companies on Earth. Disney has announced that it will broadcast an all-star Pride concert via its Disney+ YouTube and Facebook channels. (Given the platform, Disney+ non-subscribers will be able to tune in if curious.)
The event will take place on June 27, and will assemble a wide array of talent. Nina West, formidable RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, will host the event, which you can read more about below. Via Disney+’s press release:
Disney+ will celebrate its community of LGBTQ+ creators, employees, and fans with its first-ever virtual variety show, “This is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular” premiering on the Disney+ YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, June 27 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. The concert will feature one-of-a-kind musical performances of songs from the iconic movies and series available to stream on Disney+, reinterpreted through a LGBTQ+ lens.
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SOURCE: Yahoo! – M. Arbeiter