Disney+ Is Celebrating Pride With Virtual Concert: Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Hayley Kiyoko & More To Perform!
Disney+ is celebrating pride with it’s first-ever virtual variety show!!
The streaming service will premiere This is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular on June 27th, featuring performances from current and past Disney stars, RuPaul’s Drag Race alums and more.
RPDR Season 11′s Miss Congeniality Nina West will serve as the host of the event, which will feature one-of-a-kind musical performances of songs from the iconic movies and series available to stream on Disney+, reinterpreted through a LGBTQ+ lens.
“At Disney+, we believe in the power of inclusive storytelling to bring us together and inspire us to live authentically,” Joe Earley, global head of Marketing and Content Curation for Disney+, shared in a statement. “We are committed to amplifying the voices of our LGBTQ+ creators and talent, and platforming content that reminds people to love loud – and sing louder – in this special event.”
Stars that will be performing include Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist‘s Alex Newell, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series couple Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini, DCappella, Lemonade Mouth‘s Hayley Kiyoko, Todrick Hall, Kermit the Frog, Jackie Cox, Jesse James Keitel and Michael James Scott from Aladdin on Broadway.
The concert will raise awareness for GLSEN, a nonprofit that The Walt Disney Company is proud to support, that works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. The Walt Disney Company proudly contributes towards organizations that support LGBTQ+ communities and people.
Tune in on Sunday, June 27th, at 8pm ET/PT on the Disney+ YouTube and Facebook!
Disney+ subscribers can also discover LGBTQ+ characters and stories in the “Celebrate Pride Month” section on the streaming app. In addition, in honor of Pride month, the Pixar SparkShort OUT is now available to watch on YouTube!
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