GLAAD rallied celebrities like Kesha, Barbra Streisand, Melissa Etheridge, Matt Bomer and more to highlight the LGBT response in the face of COVID-19 during Together in Pride: You are Not Alone.
All proceeds raised during the special benefitted LGBT community centers affiliated with CenterLink. The two-hour special, hosted by Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh, included several musical performances as well as introspective interviews that shined a light on the current struggles the LGBT community faces.
One of the night’s many musical highlights saw the cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill – a musical written around Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name – reunited to sing “You Learn.”
To close out the show, Kesha appeared on the live stream from her studio to perform a song that she said was about “seeing a rainbow through a sh*tstorm.” Belting out her 2017 song “Rainbow,” Kesha reminded fans to “put those colors on, girl/ Come and play along with me tonight.”
Several allies also stopped by to give their well wishes to the LGBTQ community and voice their support for LGBTQ centers around the country. First was Barbra Streisand, who urged viewers to “help save these organizations. If they close their doors, LGBTQ people may not have a meal or a place to go.” Streisand’s message of support was later followed by Bebe Rexha, who told her fans to do the same, saying “We all know it’s really important to support our loved ones, but it’s becoming harder and harder.”
GLAAD announced that Together in Pride: You are Not Alone raised over $225,000. The money will be dispersed to over 250 LGBT community centers that provide shelter and food to homeless LGBT youth, as well as critical services like medical and mental health care.