Nadine Lustre stages fundraising concert for elderly LGBTQIA

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(Source: "Nadine, Together With Us" TaskUs/PR)

Singer-actress Nadine Lustre partnered up with TaskUs, to stage the virtual concert “Nadine, Together With Us,” a fund-raiser for "displaced drag artists and the elderly gay community.”

In a press release, TaskUs, an outsourcing services company, announced that the virtual concert will be streamed on their offiicial Facebook page this Monday (June 28), at 6:30 p.m..

Nadine’s concert will feature collaborations with some members of the drag community. TaskUs highlighted how the LGBTQ community has been heavily affected by the pandemic when performance venues—which serve as a “safe space” by members of their community—were forced to shut down due to the enforcement of community quarantines.

(Source: "Nadine, Together With Us" TaskUs/PR)

Lustre’s line-up will include some of her latest songs, particularly “White Rabbit,” “Seconds,” “Dance with Danger,” “Glow,” and “Ivory” together with famous Pinay drag queens Vinas DeLuxe, Lady Gagita, and Andy Crocker.

Nadine expressed her admiration for 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,” she added.

As a loud and proud ally of the rainbow community, Nadine said she is proud to be part of the cause and “help amplify the voices of our queer community.” Addressing members of the LGBTQIA+ community, she said “I want you to know that you are loved and valued.”

TaskUs added that the event will also raise funds for the Home for the Golden Gays Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support and care for elderly LGBTQIA+ people. Interested donors may donate to:

  • BPI Family Savings Bank

    • Account Name: Ramon C. Busa

    • Account Number: 5626764705

    • Corporate Name: Home for the Golden Gays, Inc.

In the 1970s, Justo Justo, a Filipino LGBTQIA+ rights activist, founded the Home for the Golden Gays Foundation, which sparked discourse on significant issues faced by the rainbow 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,” Vinas DeLuxe, one of the performers, shared.

Ana Catalina Paje is a development journalist passionate about grassroots communication geared towards genuine social change. She also writes about showbiz, lifestyle, and all things Pinoy pride. The views expressed are her own.

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