Today, the Human Rights Campaign and RCA Records announced the 2020 Pride Benefit Concert, a one-of-kind virtual livestream featuring performances from RCA’s outstanding roster and sharing HRC’s ongoing work in pushing LGBTQ equality forward.
“Pride started with protest. And this year, it is clearer than ever that the fight for LGBTQ rights is intricately linked to the fight against racism and the fight for dignity for us all,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Pride is also about celebration and the community we have built, together. And since many of us could not celebrate in person this year, we are looking forward to joining forces with RCA Records to host a virtual Pride benefit concert to close out the month. We are grateful to have this space to bring the community together, to celebrate our progress and redouble our commitment to the work we have ahead of us.”
The one-hour livestream will include a number of incredible artists including Citizen Queen, Cam (with John Tucker), Shea Diamond, WALK THE MOON, TOBi, Jimmy Eat World, Sam Fischer, SAYGRACE, Isaac Dunbar and more to be announced. Viewers can tune in on Tuesday, June 30th at 4 p.m. ET on RCA Records’ YouTube channel to attend the virtual event.
In order to help the LGBTQ community and its allies celebrate Pride Month in this moment, HRC launched its #PrideInside toolkit, a series of resources to help HRC members, the LGBTQ community and its allies celebrate Pride. The toolkit, which can be found at HRC.org/pride, will help people celebrate as they attend local virtual Pride events being held across the country, ensuring that LGBTQ people still feel a sense of community even while socially distanced. It includes Pride playlists from Betty Who and Shea Diamond, virtual goodies to celebrate Pride remotely like Zoom backgrounds and HRC t-shirts for your Animal Crossing island, and videos and tutorials on how to make Pride crowns, pennants or boas at home.
Since its inception in 1900, RCA Records, the second oldest label in American history, has been home to some of the most iconic music artists of all-time celebrating music across all genres. The label has a rich, storied history which is earmarked by artists continually pushing their artistic boundaries and shaping the cultural landscape. Check out RCA’s Pride Playlist here.