By Vic Gerami
In conjunction with Billboard’s Pride issue, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter have joined together to produce the first ever Pride Summit, slated for this Thursday, August 8th at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood.
The event is stacked with panels and conversations with some of the biggest LGBTQ+ artists and allies today.
The cast and executives of POSE, Tegan and Sara, Hayley Kiyoko, Big Freedia, iLoveMakonnen, songwriters Justin Tranter and Teddy Geiger, Daya, Greyson Chance, NBC’s Songland star Shane Mcanally, RuPaul’s Drag Race favorites Trixie Mattel, Alaska, Peppermint, Blair St Clair and more are all confirmed to attend the event.
“”Our company has a year-round dedication to diversity, inclusion, and representation, and we’re proud to establish the summit during this year’s historic summer of pride to honor the LGBTQ in real life” said Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group President, Deanna Brown.
She added, “This event, our new hire of Alexis Fish and our comprehensive editorial and data products underscore our commitment and expertise in super-serving the LGBTQ+ community in a multitude of ways.”
The summit is set to host conversations about bringing LGBTQ+ voices into the songwriters’ room, emerging queer artists, eradicating homophobia and the best practices in safe workplaces for queer and gender non-conforming individuals.
For more information including a complete schedule of events, please click here.