Janelle Monáe, Kim Petras & more to perform on HBO’s virtual Pride site
The coronavirus has put a bit of a damper of Pride 2020, but livestream events are popping up to offer a little of that flavor, virtually. HBO has just launched a digital Pride site, Human By Orientation, which will feature a variety of LGBTQIA+ programming through June, including musical performances (Janelle Monáe, Kim Petras, Todrick Hall), drag brunch, DJ sets, queer comedy nights, and more.
Things kick off Thursday, June 18 with Por Detroit x Ostbahnhof, which combines the forces of two L.A. underground parties.
On Friday, June 19, Todrick Hall will present a live musical performance celebrating Juneteenth. "I am very excited to perform a one-of-a-kind set that not only celebrates Pride, but also lands on this hallowed day in the Black community,” said Hall in a press release. “Especially now, it’s so important for Black queer artists to have our voices heard."
On Saturday, June 20, the cast of HBO’s We’re Here (Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara) will host a drag brunch. It'll be followed by the Pride City Sounds dance party presented by Internet Friends later that evening.
Sunday, June 21, choreographer and The Sweat Spot founder Ryan Heffington will lead a "Sweatfest" dance class, and in the afternoon Cameron Esposito hosts a queer comedy show.
Monday, June 22 has "family-style read alongs" with Drag Queen Story Hour, and the cast of HBO Max series Legendary will lead a voguing class.
Thursday, June 25 will feature a Pride City Sounds dance party with Chicago's DJ Slo ‘Mo
Friday, June 26 Papi Juice will perform as part of a celebration of queer and trans people of color.
Kim Petras will perform an hour-long show on Saturday, June 27.
Finally, Janelle Monáe, who was originally set to play NYC's Pride Island this year, will do an "intimate performance" on Sunday June 28.
Learn more at the Human by Orientation website.
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