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Virtual GLAAD Event Will Raise Funds for LGBTQ Community Centers


Sunday night's "Together in Pride: You are Not Alone" livestream will feature celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Billy Eichner, and Lilly Singh.

GLAAD is busy preparing for a celebrity-packed livestream to air Sunday night that will raise funds for LGBTQ community centers struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Together in Pride" will feature performances from pop icons Melissa Etheridge and Kesha, and appearances from Billy Eichner, Matt Bomer, Lilly Singh, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, Dan Levy, MJ Rodriguez, Wilson Cruz, Kathy Griffin, Gigi Gorgeous, Nats Getty, Michelle Visage, Javier Munoz, Sean Hayes, Sharon Stone, Tatiana Maslany, and many more.

Barbra Streisand will also join the livestream event to deliver a special message.

"Together in Pride: You Are not Alone" will air live on GLAAD's YouTube channel and Facebook page on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Produced by GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, the virtual party will not only raise money for LGBTQ centers in the U.S. and abroad, it will serve to "amplify messages of acceptance and affirmation to the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV during this unprecedented time."

The money raised will specifically benefit CenterLink, a coalition of more than 250 LGBTQ community centers in the U.S., Canada, China, Mexico, and Australia.

"At a time when some LGBTQ people could be isolating in homes that are not affirming, GLAAD is bringing together the biggest LGBTQ stars and allies to send messages of love, support and acceptance," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. "So many LGBTQ people, especially our youth, depend on support from local community centers around the country, and during this time of financial distress, we must come together as a community to ensure that all LGBTQ organizations can continue their life-saving work."

The event will also highlight some of the effects the LGBTQ community is acutely feeling from the COVID-19 epidemic, which includes health disparities and discrimination in health care.

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