Nadine Lustre is performing alongside drag queens Vinas DeLuxe, Lady Gagita, and Andy Crocker in a virtual benefit concert for the Home for the Golden Gays Foundation, a nonprofit that provides care for the elderly LGBTQIA+ community.
“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,” Nadine said.
“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,” she said.
The concert, Nadine, Together With Us, is a partnership with digital business services company TaskUs. It will be streamed on Monday, June 28, at 6 pm on the official TaskUs PH Facebook page.
Nadine is expected to perform songs from her debut solo album Wildest Dreams, including “White Rabbit,” “Seconds,” “Dance with Danger,” “Glow,” and “Ivory.”
Viewers are encouraged to send their donations through the following details:
BPI Family Savings Bank
Account Name: Ramon C. Busa
Account Number: 5626764705
Corporate Name: Home for the Golden Gays, Inc.
The Home for the Golden Gays Foundation was founded in the 1970s by the late Filipino LGBTQIA+ rights activist Justo Justo, who also prompted the beginning of national discourses about important issues of the LGBTQIA+ community.
“The Golden Gays were our forerunners. 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,” Vinas DeLuxe shared.
“We want to raise awareness that this pandemic has also affected two vulnerable sectors of society – the elderly and LGBTQIA+ community. And with the Golden Gays, these two sectors intersect,” she said. – Rappler.com