Friday, June 8, 2018

LGBTQ Love & Acceptance Concert

Country music legend Vince Gill surprised the crowd with a message for our LGBTQ community at GLAAD & Ty Herndon’s Concert for Love & Acceptance in Nashville at the Wildhorse Saloon last night. They were joined by country music stars Tanya Tucker, Cody Alan, Terri Clark, Billy Dean, Michael Ray & more speaking out for LGBTQ acceptance during LGBTQ Pride Month. Following an iconic performance from Tanya Tucker, Vince Gill received a standing ovation as host Ty Herndon introduced him to close the show. Gill stated, “As a young child I always heard the words that we are all created equal. I believed that as a little boy & I believe that as a grown man.” Zeke Stokes, GLAAD’s Vice President of Programs & Executive Producer of the 2018 Concert for Love & Acceptance stated, “At GLAAD we know that music has the power to change hearts & minds & all of the country music superstars who spoke & sang at the Concert for Love & Acceptance did just that. Last night’s concert was one for the record books with an amazing lineup of talent & we can’t wait to do it again next year.” The inaugural Concert for Love & Acceptance was held in 2015 to kick off GLAAD’s Southern Stories Tour. The event has been supported by artists including Reba McEntire, with a lineup of performances has included Chris Carmack, Desmond Child, Crystal Gayle, Billy Gilman, Dana Goldberg, Kree Harrison, Mickey Guyton, Levi Hummon, Runaway June, Ryan Kinder, Meghan Lindsey, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square & Trent Harmon. GLAAD's Southern Stories initiative tells the stories of LGBTQ people & their allies in the South to create a cultural shift towards LGBTQ acceptance & understanding in the region.
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