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Symone, Sherry Cola, Pabllo Vittar Join Advocate Champions of Pride Virtual Event 

The Advocate Champions of Pride

Join The Advocate on Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern for a virtual celebration to commemorate our 2021 The Advocate Champions of Pride. Cohosted by editor in chief Tracy E. Gilchrist with comedian and star of Freeform's Good Trouble Sherry Cola, the virtual event promises to be an evening full of LGBTQ+ celebrity guests like Brazilian drag sensation Pabllo Vittar, performances by emerging LGBTQ+ musicians, and interviews with the incredible advocates whose work inspired this list. 

Sherry Cola

Sherry Cola photographed by Jonny Marlow

There are amazing LGBTQ+ people improving visibility and fighting for the rights of our community in every state across the country, even if they don’t get national attention. To address that, The Advocate’s Champions of Pride highlights LGBTQ+ activists, artists, politicians, and everyday people who are making a difference for the rest of us. Our team selected change-makers from each U.S. state who are advancing equality for LGBTQ+ and intersectional groups on the ground and inspiring others to do the same.

Get excited for the following LGBTQ+ musicians, who will each be sharing exclusive performances for our Champions: 

Kat Cunning

Photo by Brian Ziff

With a traffic-stopping voice and powerful presence, Kat Cunning adds soulful grace to anthemic alternative pop. This nonbinary musician, actor, and dancer has a storytelling prowess unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Jake Wesley Rogers

Photo by Se Oh

Jake Wesley Rogers was just signed by Grammy-nominated songwriter, artist, and advocate Justin Tranter. Rogers is a songwriter whose bold music is queer storytelling refracted through a universal lens. He’ll be performing a song from his EP, out later this year.

Madeline The Person

Photo by Joelle Grace

Indie pop wunderkind Madeline the Person feels everything at once. Bright and colorful on the outside, she uses her music to express the more painful aspects of her world. With the release of her first EP, Chapter 1: The Longing, this 19-year-old is already shining as bright as the future that lies ahead. 

Pabllo Vittar

Photo by Bryan Huynh

Don’t miss a conversation with singer-songwriter and drag queen Pabllo Vittar, the 26-year-old Latin Grammy nominee, MTV EMA & MIAW Award-winner, and a “Next Generation Leader,” according to Time magazine. Plus, fresh off her crowning, Symone joins us for a special appearance you won’t want to miss! 

Symone

Photo by Max Bronner

Watch The Advocate Champions of Pride: A Virtual Celebration on Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The event will stream live at Advocate.com/Champions-Live, on Revry TV, and on The Advocate’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Advocate Champions of Pride is presented in partnership with U.S. Bank, Orbitz, and Revry TV. 

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