Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, and iHeartMedia New York, today announced the second annual Stonewall Day, a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the Stonewall legacy and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, Pride Live and iHeartMedia New York will bring multi-generational LGBTQ+ communities and allies together through the power of music at Pride Live’s Stonewall Day concert, presented by United Airlines.
Pride Live’s Stonewall Day concert will take place in New York City on Friday, June 28. It will be hosted by Elvis Duran, iHeartMedia New York’s Z100, and 103.5 KTU, which will offer listeners a chance to attend Pride Live’s Stonewall Day concert by visiting https://z100.iheart.com/prideliveto claim tickets.
Honoring Those Who Fought for Equality
Stonewall Day, launched by Pride Live in 2018, is a national day of awareness that is recognized each year on June 28th to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. In recognition of the occasion, Pride Live has brought together more than 50 celebrities, activists, and community leaders – Stonewall Ambassadors – who have worked together over the past 12 months to elevate awareness and support for those who fought for equality against intense discrimination and aggression.
“The Stonewall Riots are widely considered to represent the beginning of the fight for full LGBTQ+ equality,” said Havilah Clarke, Pride Live Board President. “As the world prepares to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of that historic night, our goal is to help continue that legacy in a way that best responds to today’s community and ever-changing world. We are extremely grateful to United Airlines and iHeartMedia New York for committing to this historic event and the Stonewall legacy.”
United Airlines will be the first public company inducted into Pride Live’s Stonewall Ambassador program recognizing their inclusivity for LGBTQ+ equality such as being the first U.S. airline to fully recognize domestic partnerships and the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all booking channels. They will be joining new inductees: The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton; Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer of Versace; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer of William Morris Endeavor; Conchita WURST, global LGBTQ+ activist and recording artist; Samira Wiley, Activist and Actor; and Stuart Vevers, Executive Creative Director of Coach.
Celebrating Stonewall Day – Concert, Soccer, and More
Pride Live’s Stonewall Day concert is a free ticketed event that will feature a collective of activists, artists, business leaders, influencers, and celebrities. The concert will be streamed live on the Z100 website https://z100.iheart.com/pridelive, and attendees must have a ticket to gain entry to the event. Visit https://z100.iheart.com/pridelive for a chance to gain entry to this one-of-a-kind showcase.
The New York Red Bulls will also team up with Pride Live, as well as other local non-profit LGBTQ+ organizations, to host the third annual Pride Night presented by Bayer when the Chicago Fire visit Red Bull Arena. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales and game jerseys will benefit Pride Live. Tickets are available at http://www.newyorkredbulls.com/pride.