Some of the biggest names in music, art, and drag are coming together for Stonewall Gives Back, a live stream concert with World of Wonder and The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) that is happening April 23rd to raise funds for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. To get hyped for Thursday’s amazing event on our YouTube channel, check out what some of the icons from our lineup have been up to!
He’s as hilarious as he is good looking, mama. You might know Matt Rogers from Quibi’s GAYme Show! or from the amazing Las Culturistas podcast with fellow comedian, Bowen Yang.
This iconic electronic pop band consists of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson. Their album Saves The World released late last year, and NPR says, “MUNA’s music wonders what pop might sound like if it was made by punks, and what relatability could feel like to people who have always felt different. It soars and sinks, questions and answers. Like the band who makes it, the music itself seems to find solidarity in difference.”
This beloved RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 queen stole our hearts, and she’s taken the world by storm! Not only did she win Miss Congeniality, but she’s also starred in commercials for Pantene and Trolls, and hosts Story Time with Nina every week on Instagram. Drag is magic, and girl, we can’t wait to see what Ms. West has in store for her performance.
Our Lady J
Our Lady J is an absolute legend. Not only is she a classical pianist, and singer-songwriter, but she’s also the writer and producer for some of the most impactful shows including Transparent and Pose. “The whole point of my art is to create reflective surfaces so that people can have hope in their own journey of survival,” she said.
Where do we begin? Pabllo Vittar is just that Brazilian pop phenomenon and LGBTQ icon, period. She is the first drag queen to be nominated for a Grammy, she’s headlined the parade of one of Rio’s Carnival in 2018, was named one of the faces of Coca-Cola, and has collaborated with a music’s biggest names like Major Lazer, Charli XCX, Sofi Tukker, and Diplo.
Our beautiful Season 9 superstar, Peppermint, has made such a huge impact on pop culture and the world through her art and activism. In 2018, Peppermint made her debut in the musical, Head Over Heels as Pythio, and became Broadway’s first out trans woman to play a lead role. You also saw her as Euphoria on Pose. Recently, Peppermint has announced that she’s working on new music and released the song, “What You’re Looking For.”
Rufus Wainwright is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and composer who has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson.
Don’t miss out on all these stars’ performances on the Stonewall Gives Back live stream concert on WOW Presents (World of Wonder’s YouTube channel) and show your support for the LGBTQIA+ nightlife industry this Thursday, April 23rd at 8 p.m. (EST). If you’re able, you can donate here.