Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter and entrepreneur Christina Aguilera as the headline performer for Stonewall Day. This year’s benefit concert will be held on Friday, June 23, in the Public Square & Gardens at Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side enabling Pride Live to accommodate a bigger audience and encouraging all generations to continue the Stonewall legacy. This is part of a larger, two-year partnership with Related Companies where Hudson Yards will be home to Stonewall Day 2023 and 2024.
Spotlighting and uplifting women in the LGBTQ+ community, Stonewall Day features an all-star female lineup, with actress and Transgender rights advocate Angelica Ross serving as host, Lina Bradford as resident DJ, and performances by Mila Jam, BETTY and Mariyea. Additional performers and in-person appearances to be announced.
“I am excited to join Pride Live and Stonewall Day and be a part of this historic event,” said Christina Aguilera. “The community has supported and uplifted me throughout my career, and I love showing up to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility. I’m honored to represent Pride Live at Stonewall Day 2023.”
“It’s a privilege that Pride Live selected me to serve as host for this incredible event,” added Angelica Ross. “Stonewall Day isn’t just about visibility and the amplification of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s also about transforming that visibility into equity and into agency over our bodies and our narratives.”
Launched in 2018, Stonewall Day is a national day of awareness to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. The event also serves as an official fundraiser for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC), which will be the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park System and is scheduled to open on June 28, 2024.
“We’re so excited to have Christina Aguilera and a female powerhouse of LGBTQ+ artists join us on this historic journey that is Stonewall Day,” said Ann Marie Gothard, President of the Pride Live Board. “We’re also thrilled to be partnering with Hudson Yards and continue the expansion and impact of Stonewall Day. As we get ready to embark on the opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, the support we receive from partners like Hudson Yards is vital to further amplify our message and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.”
“We are proud to partner with Pride Live and support their integral mission to fight for equality for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Jeff T. Blau, CEO of Related Companies. “Hudson Yards sits at the center of the most culturally vibrant LGBTQ+ community in the world and we look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors from around the globe to our neighborhood to honor the Stonewall Day legacy.”
Stonewall Day was founded by Pride Live six years ago, elevating awareness for the Stonewall legacy and the ongoing fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. Stonewall Day Ambassadors have included Andy Cohen, Chelsea Clinton, Angelica Ross, Christian Siriano, Anna Wintour, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donatella Versace, Dustin Lance Black, George Takei, Madonna, and Whoopi Goldberg, among many other influential luminaries. In addition to remarks from President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift, Stonewall Day has previously featured a star-studded lineup of performers, including Kesha, Cynthia Erivo, Kim Petras, Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hayley Kiyoko, and Mila Jam. Stonewall Day trended sixth globally on social (2019), was voted the #1 Pride event by Cosmopolitan Magazine (2020), and had over 1.3M unique views on Twitch (2021).
For information on ticketing and the events for Stonewall Day 2023, please see here and be sure to follow Pride Live and the performers’ social media channels.