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L.A. And NYC Pride Both Promote Demi Lovato As Next Big Gay Icon

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L.A. PRIDE and NYC PRIDE have joined forces for the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by teaming up to announce the participation of multi-platinum selling recording artists Demi Lovato for both Pride celebrations. Lovato will join the L.A. Pride Parade as Grand Marshal on June 8th before heading out East to headline NYC Pride’s Dance on the Pier on Pier 26. Lovato, who recently portrayed Santana’s lover in four episodes of Glee, has been a longtime advocate of the LGBT community.

Christopher Street West has produced L.A. PRIDE, a series of events celebrating the accomplishments of the LGBT community  for over 40 years.  The organization strives to promote equality and diversity amongst the LGBT community with a three-day event in West Hollywood. This year’s performers include Jennifer Hudson, Azealia Banks, The Bangles, Mary Lambert and Betty Who. Tickets for the June 6-8 events are available at lapride.org.

Dance on the Pier is one of the most anticipated events on the NYC gay calendar. Recent performers have included Deborah Cox, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson and Cher.  The evening has become NYC Pride’s largest fundraising and community support initiative, awarding over $45,000 in grants to LGBT and LGBT-friendly nonprofits and community organizations each year. NYC Pride runs from June 21-29 and tickets are available at nycpride.showclix.com. For more information on NYC Pride visit nycpride.org/events.

 

By:           Jeffrey James Keyes
On:           May 5, 2014
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  • 9 Comments
    • Caine
      Caine

      I don’t think so.

      May 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      @Caine…I 2nd that notion.

      May 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      Can someone fill me in about Demi Lovato’s “iconic” status? Somewhere along the line, I must have missed the memo.

      May 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Captain Obvious
      Captain Obvious

      Every year a new young vegina monologue represents my penis as the icon of my sexuality.

      …Ok, queens. One year you might get it right.

      May 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      Looks like we are all in agreement…not.

      May 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KM201
      KM201

      I wonder when we’ll be at a point when an actual gay guy can be a gay icon.

      May 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SpunkyBunks
      SpunkyBunks

      I don’t know this poor girl’s tunes. I graduated from Disney schtick a loooong time ago.

      May 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      Nothing against the lovely Lovato but can we please stop with the 2nd coming of Cher every other month. “Gays like her…Proclaim her an icon” First, I have no need of an icon who is straight and has performed no less than 3 gay miracles. Ya know what! Never mind I have no need of an icon at all!

      May 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JusMe_DoinMe
      JusMe_DoinMe

      who is she and give me a top single cause I have never heard of her and never heard any of her MUSIC so what exactly makes her a Gay Icon

      May 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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