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First Pride Summit held in West Hollywood
2019-08-12

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The publications The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard hosted their first-ever Pride Summit ( #PrideSummit ) at The 1 Hotel West Hollywood on Aug. 8.

The event—in conjunction with Billboard's annual Pride issue—featured panels and conversations: bringing LGBTQ+ voices into the songwriters room; emerging queer artists; eradicating homophobia; and best practices in hiring and fostering welcoming and safe workplaces for queer and gender non-conforming individuals.

Among those who attended were the Pose cast ( MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Dyllon Burnside and Angel Curiel ); pop icons and authors Tegan and Sara; singer/activist Hayley Kiyoko; New Orleans bounce artist and TV star Big Freedia; rapper ILOVEMAKONNEN; Grammy-nominated songwriters Justin Tranter and Teddy Geiger; Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Daya; NBC's Songland star Shane McAnally; RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Trixie Mattel, Alaska, Manila Luzon, Peppermint and Blair St. Clair; YouTube celebrity Gigi Gorgeous; and more.

The summit was part of Billboard's "Summer of Pride," which also includes special editorial coverage of concerts and events across the globe; well-known and up-and-coming LGBTQ+


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