World of Wonder Productions and the official 501( c )( 3 ) of The Stonewall Inn, The Stonewall Gives Back Initiative, announced that on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. CT, the partnership will present a live-stream concert event benefiting the LGBTQ+ nightlife industry directly impacted by COVID-19.
Hosted by Michelle Visage and Tyler Oakley, guests and performers at the event will include Alan Cumming, Allie X, Betty Who, Carlie Hanson, Darren Hayes, Dave Mizzoni, Greyson Chance, Issac Dunbar, John Cameron Mitchell, Kim Petras, Kristin Chenoweth, Leland, Lorna Luft, Matt Rogers, MUNA, Nina West, Our Lady J, Pabllo Vittar, Peppermint, Rufus Wainwright, Shoshana Bean, Todrick Hall, Troye Sivan, TUCKER and VINCINT, with a special performance by Cyndi Lauper.
The event is being executive-produced by Erich Bergen, who recently produced The Rosie O'Donnell Show fundraising event as well as the "Saturday Night Seder" streaming event that raised $2.9 million.
Streaming live on World of Wonder's YouTube channel WOWPresents, all proceeds from the event will go directly into a fund where industry professionals can apply for emergency assistance. These funds will then be distributed as $1,000 grants based on need, on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who have lost their livelihoods due to the coronavirus pandemic and are struggling to afford basic necessities.
Impacted industry professionals can apply for grants at StonewallGivesBack.com .