In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter performed electrifying and iconic live performances at the WE Party Pride Festival Main Event. Presented by Absolut Vodka at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Saturday, June 29th, the event took place during WorldPride in New York City.
Produced by Jake Resnicow, organizers claim the event was the biggest New York Pride charity event in history with over 10,000 guests. The party also featured an opening dance act by Beyonce’s choreographer Chris Grant with special guest Brandy Norwood, a visual performance by the theatrical phenomenon STOMP, and additional live performances by Conchita Wurst and Zumanity Cirque du Soleil.
All net proceeds will benefit prominent LGBTQ charities, including the Stonewall Gives Back Initiative and LIFEBeat, an organization that harnesses the power of the music and entertainment industry to advocate for sex health awareness and safety, providing those most at-risk with vital information about gender, sexuality, consent, prevention and support services.
Check out these fabulous photos from the massive event: