A Sin star Olly Alexander to host virtual YouTube pride party alongside Demi Lovato and Mawaan Rizwan | Ents & Arts News
It’s A Sin star Olly Alexander will host a virtual pride party for YouTube, alongside singer Demi Lovato and comedian Mawaan Rizwan.
Years & Years musician to host UK segment of star Youtube East London pub show on June 25 alongside Sex Education writer Rizwan.
It will feature musical performances from around the world as it celebrates the LGBTQ + community.
They will be joined by friends from the community to celebrate the pride, including model Munroe Bergdorf and other surprise guests.
YouTuber Daniel Howell will also appear, as will Tyler Oakley, Trixie Mattel, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Miss Peppermint and Denali Foxx.
Alexander said, “I’m very happy to co-host my own variety show with some super talented LGBTQ + cuties and I can co-host with the cute and funny Mawaan.
“We will be chatting with some wonderful people in the community, there will be live musical surprises and, yes, I will be playing an exclusive song.”
Rizwan added, “I’m so excited to be doing the show for YouTube Originals alongside my mate Olly.
“The pride is a big celebration of our LGBTQIA + community and I can’t wait to throw a party this year after all that has happened.
“Pride Month is such an important time for so many of us in the community and to co-host this global event, and showcase some of the most talented queer people in the world, is SO exciting.
“I can’t wait for you all to join us for a Pride Party like you’ve never seen before – we’re doing everything we can and we have so many surprises in store …”
Viewers will be encouraged to donate to the akt charity, which supports LGBTQ + youth living in a hostile or homeless environment.
In the United States, spectators will be invited to donate to The Trevor Project, which provides suicide prevention services, resources and support to LGBTQ + youth.
Pop sensation Demi Lovato, who was recently released as non-binary, will host the show’s finale and speak on topics such as mental health, body positivity and queer identities.
YouTube Pride will debut on the Years & Years YouTube channel at 8:00 p.m. on June 25.