Disney Plus to hold first Pride concert online
Disney Plus announced that an all-star filled virtual concert This Is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular will premiere on June 27 (ET), in celebration of this year’s Pride Month.
The event is hosted by Nina West, RuPaul’s Drag Race star, and helmed by Ann Marie Pace, director of Disney’s Launchpad Growing Fangs.
It will feature musical performances by Glee’s Alex Newell, Disney Music Group’s a cappella singing sensation DCappella, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series stars Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini, Singer Hayley Kiyoko, RuPaul's Drag Race’s Jesse James Keitel, Kermit the Frog, The Genie in Aladdin’s Broadway Michael James Scoot, and Recording Artist Todrick Hall.
According to Deadline, the concert seeks to raise awareness for GLSEN, a nonprofit organization founded by educators that ensures that "LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment."
Disney Plus has been celebrating Pride Month by promoting their stories more this June.
“We believe in the power of inclusive storytelling that brings us together and inspires us to live authentically, and Disney+ is committed to amplifying LGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices. We are proud to be a home for diverse creators, talent, and content,” the streaming platform tweeted last June 1.
“Around the world, The Walt Disney Company proudly contributes towards organizations that support LGBTQ+ communities and people.”
The concert will be streaming on Disney Plus’ YouTube and Facebook accounts this June 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) or June 28 at 8:00 a.m. in Philippine Time.
(Images from Disney Plus, Nina West's Twitter account)