May 12, 2020 at 3:52 pm PDT | by John Paul King
All-star ‘Rainbowthon’ livestream to benefit LA LGBT Center’s COVID relief fund

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is geared up to present the next must-watch livestream later this week, with “Rainbowthon” – a two-hour event benefiting its CARE Fund, which was established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Slated to stream on the Center’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch channels Thursday evening, this virtual concert will be hosted by dancer, performer, and influencer Frankie Grande.

“Many people in my life have benefited from the services provided by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and, after seeing the work they do firsthand with LGBT youth and seniors, I knew this would be an organization I’d be supporting for years to come,” says Grande. “In ‘Rainbowthon,’ expect to smile, laugh, and have a good time while also highlighting the incredible work the Center has done for the community during these crazy times!”

The talent lineup will include performances and appearances by some of the Center’s notable supporters and Broadway’s favorites. It’s a long list, but among the names in the mix are Kristin Chenoweth, Jewel, Margaret Cho, Leslie Jordan, Ross Mathews, Carson Kressley, Michelle Visage, Deborah Cox, Taylor Dayne, Betty Who, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Courtney Reed, Shoshana Bean, Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, Emma Hunton, DJ “Shangela” Pierce, Gigi Gorgeous, Colleen Ballinger (a.k.a. Miranda Sings), and Glozell Green. Additional talent is still to be announced.

All proceeds from “Rainbowthon” will benefit the CARE Fund, to ensure that the Center can continue providing vital programs and services to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, the LA LGBT Center says:

“Amid the local and statewide shutdowns due to coronavirus, the Center remains committed as a first responder for the LGBT community. The Center – known as the world’s largest provider of programs and services to LGBT people – continues to serve those in need, particularly youth experiencing homelessness and seniors, with health services, mental health services, case management, and other life-saving and life-enriching assistance. Additionally, the Center is one of the nation’s few Federally Qualified Health Centers with providers who specialize in primary care for LGBT people and those living with HIV.

The livestream will take place on Thursday, May 14 from 6-8 pm. PDT, and you can watch on You Tube, Facebook, or Twitch.

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