Cast & executives of “POSE,” Big Freedia, iLoveMakonnen, Justin Tranter, Daya, Greyson Chance, Shane Mcanally & “RuPaul’s Drag Race” favorites are all involved in Aug. 8 event.
In conjunction with Billboard's Pride issue, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter are launching their first ever Pride Summit this summer, stacked with panels and conversations with some of the biggest LGBTQ+ artists and allies today.
Announced on Friday (July 19), the cast and executives of POSE, Tegan and Sara, Hayley Kiyoko, Big Freedia, iLoveMakonnen, songwriters Justin Tranter and Teddy Geiger, Daya, Greyson Chance, NBC's Songland star Shane Mcanally, RuPaul’s Drag Race favorites Trixie Mattel, Alaska, Peppermint, Blair St Clair and more are all confirmed to attend the event.
The summit is set to host conversations about bringing LGBTQ+ voices into the songwriters room, emerging queer artists, eradicating homophobia and the best practices in safe workplaces for queer and gender non-conforming individuals.
The event will also feature a special installation of Michael Kalish's “The Art of Finding Love,” nonprofit partners and local LGBTQ+ vendors, all coming to a close with a special performance at LA's The Peppermint Club by a notable queer artist.
Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter's first annual Pride Summit takes over the 1 Hotel West Hollywood on August 8, 2019.