Nadine Lustre is holding a special virtual benefit concert for the elderly LGBTQIA+ community next week.
The 'Wildest Dreams' singer-songwriter and actress has linked with TaskUs to mount the Nadine, Together With Us digital concert for the Home of the Golden Gays to support displaced drag artists and the elderly community, who have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The show is scheduled to take place this coming June 28 (Monday) at 6:30 p.m. via the official TaskUs PH Facebook page. Some members of the drag community, including personalities Vinas DeLuxe, Lady Gagita, and Andy Crocker, will be joining Nadine at the hour-long event.
"I have always admired drag queens and the level of artistry that they put into every look and act. It's an art that only drag queens can pull off, so to lose them in the scene is also to lose a unique art form," Lustre shares in a statement. “I am very proud to be part of a cause and help amplify the voices of our queer community. To all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, I want you to know that you are loved and valued.”
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“The Golden Gays were our forerunners," Vinas DeLuxe says. "Many of them were already doing drag even before it became mainstream. They were also one of the first organizations to stand and speak up for our rights. So when we found out that this concert is also to raise funds for them, we immediately got on-board."
The Home for the Golden Gays Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support and care for elderly LGBTQIA+ people. It as founded by then Filipino LGBTQIA+ rights activist Justo Justo, who also prompted the beginning of national discourses about important issues of the rainbow community.
Interested donors may offer their donations:
BPI Family Savings Bank
Account Name: Ramon C. Busa
Account Number: 5626764705
Corporate Name: Home for the Golden Gays, Inc.
Following Nadine, Together With Us, the 'Summer' singer will be performing at her online concert dubbed Absolute Madness. The show is scheduled to take place this July 3 (Saturday) at 7 p.m. via Kumu. General admission tickets start at PHP 499 (USD 10) while VIP packages start at PHP 1499 (USD 31). Tickets can be purchased via Kumu Live.
Check out Nadine Lustre's Wildest Dreams visual album below.