Pink, Kylie Minogue Perform For ‘Can’t Cancel Pride 2021’
The hour-long stream was hosted by iHeartMedia on-air personality Elvis Duran and singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, and featured a variety of talent explianing what PRIDE means to them, letter by letter: Power and Purpose, Respect and Relationships, Individuality and Intersectionality, Dance and Defy and Equality and Everybody.
Dolly Parton got things underway with a short welcome followed by Troye Sivan kicking things off with a performance of You along with Regard and Tate McRae. The stream also featured appearances from LGBTQ+ community members and advocates including Karamo Brown and Tan France from Queer Eye, Pete and Chasten Buttigieg, Busy Phillips, Demi Lovato, MJ Rodriguez, Gus Kenworthy, Jennifer Hudson, Marshmello, Nina West and Brandi Carlile.
Near the end of the event, Odom gave a solemn performance of Rent’s Without You in a special candlelight moment to remember the five-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. Ricky Martin added a heartfelt intro, noting that many of the Pulse Nightclub victims were Latinx, “Not all 49 were members of the LGBGTQ community. They were friends, lovers, families, all out celebrating their pride.”
The show finale featured a special message from Elton John honouring JoJo Siwa for her work in the community, before she performed a special rendition of her song Boomerang.
Can’t Cancel Pride is raising visibility and funds for members of the LGBTQ+ community through organizations including GLAAD, SAGE, National Black Justice Coalition, The Trevor Project, CenterLink and OutRight Action International. To do so, iHeartMedia is partnering with Cameo and participating talent from 4-11 June and donating a portion of proceeds from the personalized videos to benefit the Can’t Cancel Pride fund.