The television reboot and revival revolution we are living through is getting a new version of a classic, but with a twist. To close out LGBT Pride Month, Food Network host and best-selling author Hannah Hart will host a three-hour variety show called ‘Pride Live’ on the GLAAD YouTube channel.
Hart is best known for her hit web series “My Drunk Kitchen” which jumpstarted her career as an LGBT icon. Her self-help podcast “HANNAHLYZE THIS” discusses “life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a frank and no bullsh*t manner”. It is no wonder that Hart has been chosen to host this first-of-its-kind telethon for GLAAD. GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization that aims to tackle tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
There is something exhilarating about being a part of a live moment. As an entertainer who got my start on YouTube, I want the next generation to get to know GLAAD as intimately as I do. I wanted to launch ‘Pride Live,’ to showcase creative queer forces — from both online and off — to deliver an unforgettable show for a cause dear to my heart. I am so thrilled to be partnered with Buzzfeed and INTO to bring this show to life.
Just this weekend the Los Angeles LGBT Center held OUTfluence, an event that celebrated the impact of LGBT social media and YouTube influencers on our community and how their voices can be used as a vessel for change. Check out the list of #OUTfluence here!
Pride Live will stream live on June 29, 2018 from 12pm- 3pm PT/ 3pm-6pm ET on GLAAD’s YouTube channel. The interactive variety program will harness the power of celebrities and social media to raise $50,000 for LGBTQ youth. Musicians, performers and beloved online personalities will converge at YouTube Space LA for the event. All proceeds raised will go toward GLAAD’s youth initiatives, including their Amp Your Voice campaign which empowers LGBTQ youth to speak up, speak out, register to vote, and then take the issues that matter most to them to the polls on November 6th!
Performances and participation during the telethon will include:
Betty Who, DJ Flula, Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig, Trace Lysette (Transparent), Laith Ashley (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Isis King (America’s Next Top Model), Brandon Stansell, Sam Tsui, Kingsley, Stephanie Rice (The Voice), Ryan Cassata, Miles McKenna, Trevor Moran, Shea Diamond, Miles Jai, Zeke Smith (Survivor), Cameron Esposito, Jacob Tobia, Wrabel. Taking the stage for special performances will be country artist Brandon Stansell, The Voice finalist Stephanie Rice, soul singer Shea Diamond, and YouTube sensation Sam Tsui.
Tune in to Pride Live on June 29th and help raise $50,000 for our LGBTQ youth! What a way to show some PRIDE!