*Its a celebration for the influence of the LGBTQ+ community across all media!
This summer, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter will host the first Pride Summit,
in conjunction with magazines annual Pride issue.
The occasion will feature an array of panels and conversations – bringing LGBTQ+ voices into the songwriters room; emerging queer artists; eradicating homophobia; and best practices in hiring and fostering welcoming and safe workplaces for queer and gender non-conforming beings.
Game changing New Orleans artist and TV star Big Freedia, Emmy nominated “Pose” creator and writer Steven Canals, rapper ILoveMakonnen and “Rupaul’s Drag Race” star Peppermint are scheduled to attend the event at The 1 Hotel West Hollywood on August 8th.
Online registration for the summit is open at billboardevents.com.
A special installation of “The Art of Finding Love” will be on display along with exclusive merchandise from renowned artist Michael Kalish and participation from nonprofit partners and local LGBTQ+ vendors and activations from brands. All culminating with a performance at The Peppermint Club by a notable queer artist.
Additional guest also include Emmy nominated “Pose” cast and executives Our Lady J with others. Pop icons Tegan and Sara, activist Hayley Kiyoko, Grammy nominated songwriter Justin Tranter, Grammy winning singer and songwriter Daya, singer, songwriter, and pianist Greyson Chance, NBC’s “Songland” star Shane Mcanally,
“Rupaul’s Drag Race” artists Trixie Mattel, Alaska, Blair St Clair, and more.
The summit is part of Billboard’s “Summer of Pride,” which also includes special editorial coverage of concerts and events across the globe – well known and up-and-coming LGBTQ+ artists and allies; playlists curated by artists, executives and influencers; and a pride chart recognizing LGBTQ+ artists of the past and present.
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