Pride Month is finally here, and Revry, digital cable’s first 24/7 LGBTQ+ network, is kicking it off with some fun and inspiring programming over the upcoming weekend. McDonald’s, iHeartMedia, and P&G (Proctor & Gamble) are teaming up with Revry to bring viewers a star-studded, entertainment-filled three days that are sure to keep you full of Pride all month long — or at least get you off to a good start.
Friday, June 4
First up this Friday, iHeart Media and P&G present Can’t Cancel Pride, a virtual relief benefit concert for the LGBTQ+ community. Hosted by iHeartRadio’s Elvis Duran and singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, the event will feature performances and appearances from some of the most influential voices in the community today in addition to a roster of the biggest names in entertainment — including Lil Nas X, P!NK, Demi Lovato, Gus Kenworthy, Hayley Kiyoko, JoJo Siwa, Ricky Martin, Troye Sivan, and many more. You can check out the complete lineup at iHeartMedia.com.
“We look forward to once again celebrating the incredible voices and allies of the LGBTQ+ community with an amazing night of music that will honor Pride and the communities’ fight for equal rights, all while benefiting six remarkable nonprofits that make an everyday positive impact,” said Gayle Troberman, chief marketing officer for iHeartMedia.
And if you miss the live broadcast of the vent, don’t worry — Can’t Cancel Pride will continue to play on Revry throughout the month of June.
“To start our most inclusive and comprehensive Pride programming ever with Can’t Cancel Pride demonstrates our commitment to inspire exploration of original programming that celebrates the LGBTQ community,” added Revry’s CEO and cofounder Damian Pelliccione.
Saturday, June 5
On Saturday, Revry is presenting a slew of new and classic queer content, including the premiere of two new Revry Originals: The Millennial Experience and Querencia. Other original and exclusive LGBTQ+ programming will include Culture Q, Putting On, Life is Easy, Hank, The Queens, Jonathan's Kitchen, Them, BIFL, and America in Transition.
The day will culminate with the premiere of Revry’s Queer ClassiX: But I’m a Cheerleader, a special screening of the director’s cut of the pioneering 1999 queer comedy that starred Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, Michelle Williams, Cathy Moriarty, and RuPaul. Hosted by comedian AB Farrelly in their first post-transition appearance, the screening will feature trivia, interviews, and insights about the celebrated cult classic.
Sunday June 6
On Sunday, Revry rounds out the weekend with Revry Presents House of Pride Brought to You by McDonald’s, which will be exclusively available on the network. This special “variety extravaganza” is set to be hosted by Manilla Luzon, Shar Jossel, and Ryan Mitchell, and will include performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race alums LaLa Ri and Laganja Estranja. Additional appearances and performances will include ones by Andro Gin, Shea Diamond, Sam Tsui, Emily Vu, and HBO Max’s Legendary winners, the House of Balmain.
“We have brought together a community of top LGBTQ musical artists, comedians, drag celebrities, and ballroom luminaries in an inclusive ‘house’ designed to celebrate our diversity and bring us together at a time when we’re all craving connection,” said Revry’s CBO and cofounder, Christopher J. Rodriguez.
Following the House of Pride celebration will be the first-ever PrideXR Virtual Reality Nightclub Experience inside Microsoft’s Altspace VR platform — a futuristic virtual world developed by DreamlandXR, Fresh Wata, and Chicken Waffle. The event will feature full-body avatars and a “live mixed reality performance” by DJ Celeste. PrideXR will also feature special celebrity guest avatar appearances on a virtual red carpet. Visit Altspace’s website for detailed information on how to experience this one-of-a-kind event.
“Aligned with our values, we’re honored to partner with Revry for its House of Pride event, to create feel-good moments that champion equality, unity and progress,” said Elizabeth Campbell, senior director of cultural engagement, McDonald’s USA. “We hope this event fosters allyship and belonging, while celebrating diverse identities to further a world where all people can feel seen and accepted.”
Revry’s Pride Month programming will be available free for live streaming and on-demand to all viewers throughout the month without a subscription on all Revry platforms.