(Photo L-R: Margaret Cho, Gina Yashere, Ian Harvie)
Here TV, America’s first and largest LGBTQ+ video channel, is partnering with The Fight Magazine and WEHOville.com for OUR PRIDE, a two day, 12-hour virtual Pride event featuring discussions with activists, political leaders, drag queens and comedians in addition to live entertainment from a rainbow-wide stripe of musicians and artists.
OUR PRIDE will take place this Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, from 4-10pm PDT, and will be broadcast on all Here TV platforms including the Here TV App, Amazon, Roku, Sling, Facebook Watch, Instagram TV, Here TV’s AVOD service Planet Out, and all major US cable operators.
“Pride stands for equality for all,” says Christopher Donaldson, VP of Content at Here Media. “Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, Pride started as a protest against an unjust system that refused to recognize the humanity of the LGBTQ community. Trans and queer people of color at Stonewall fought for their right to live without fear and today we celebrate their great contributions to our movement. Here TV recognizes the importance of intersectionality. We see strength in diversity and inclusion. We’re thrilled to partner with THE FIGHT Magazine and WEHOville.com for the worldwide broadcast of OUR PRIDE as a way to uplift our brothers and sisters during this unprecedented time in history. Happy Pride”
The event will also include exclusive interviews with leaders and influencers from the Trans community, the Los Angeles Leather Coalition, Tom of Finland Foundation, Our Elders, The Drag community and many, many others.
“As a publication that has always focused on all segments of our beautifully diverse community from its inception THE FIGHT is proud to co-produce OUR PRIDE, highlighting some of our most engaging activists, artists and allies,” says Mark Ariel, managing editor of THE FIGHT magazine.
“On Feb. 1, 1967, gay men and lesbians gathered outside the Black Cat bar on Sunset Boulevard to peacefully protest a police raid that resulted in the arrests of the bar’s gay and lesbian customers,” says Henry E. Scott, Editor and Publisher of WEHOville.com. “In the 53 years since then, the LGBTQ communities in Los Angeles and nationwide have allied themselves with one another in a largely successful fight for equality. WEHOville is proud to ally itself with The Fight in the production of OurPride, a celebration of that fight and the incredibly diverse communities that have come together to remind us to be Proud of who we are. “
Confirmed guests for OUR PRIDE include Congresswoman Katie Porter, Iman, Shiela Kuehl (Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors), Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Margaret Cho, David Hernandez (American Idol), Gina Yashere, Lorri L. Jean (CEO, LA LGBTA Center), West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath, LA CITY councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Jai Rodriguez, Luckie Alexander, Erin Foley, Oneup Duo, Ian Harvie, Mumu, Sizzy Rocket, and others.
For more details visit OurPride.org.