Former vice president Joe Biden will make a special address during the digital awards presentation, which begins Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern and airs on Revry and the network's website. Biden is expected to further commit to LGBTQ+ rights during his speech and encourage all queer voters and their allies to vote in next month's election (early voting has already begun in several states).
The awards' theme is "Rise Up," and will honor LGBTQ+ fighting for equality. Jennifer Lopez will present an award to her "nibbling" (a gender non-specific term for nephew or niece), Brendon Scholl. Scholl recently shared his story in the documentary film Draw With Me. Basketball icon Isiah Thomas will also be part of QueerX Live!, presenting an award to his son, social justice advocate Joshua "Zeke" Thomas.
Other high-profile people appearing include Pose actress Angelica Ross, model Carmen Carrera, Queer Eye's Karamo Brown, and GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. VINCINT, Shea Diamond, and House of Balmain are just some of the musical performances booked for Sunday.
“Revry has never been or will ever be quiet about the political issues facing our community,” Revry CEO Damian Pelliccione said in a statement. “We are passionate about activating our audience to vote on this important election, and are especially honored to host Vice President Joe Biden’s special address to our community along with other important messages from influential LGBTQ+ advocates.”
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