Broadway Kisses for Pride!

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Broadway Sings for Pride presented its 6th Anniversary Gay Pride Charity Concert last night, and yours truly was lucky to attend not only to celebrate #PRIDE with my fellow Broadway stars and enthusiasts, but also to promote the #KeepKissing project.

Since Orlando, the hashtag #KeepKissing has swept across the country and world, inspiring people to keep the spirit of love and pride alive in spite of recent tragedies.

We will never back down!

The concert featured songs from the worlds of pop, Broadway and others as well as several special pride stories. Lesli Margherita and Tommy Didario co-hosted the event, which included cast members from Broadway’s Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Waitress, Chicago, Phantom, Kinky Boots and more.

Broadway legend Bebe Neuwirth, Suze Orman, Henry Krieger, Patricia Velasquez, Brock Ciarlelli, Kimberley Locke, Cory Wade, Nathan Lee Graham, Christiane Noll, Esther Zynn, Frenchie Davis, Jason Stuart, Mia Gentile, Chris Wheeldon, Daniel Quadrino, Dante Melucci, Ben Estus, Eden Espinosa, A.J. Shively, Dalton Maldonado, N’Kenge, Rebecca Larkin, Cody Scott Lancaster, Nasia Thomas, Keala Settle, Avery D. Wilson, Adam B. Shapiro, Valerie Smaldone, Eric Anthony Lopez, Javier Ignacio, Daniel Dromm, Jeffrey Marsh, Rachel Lorin, Richie Abanes, Roman Young, Todd Buonopane, Amaker Smith, John Paul Almon, Lindsay Lavin, Brian Craft, Angelo Rios, Bridgette Angelique, Brandon Garr, Jake Tyler Marks, Dalton Joseph Primeaux, Enisa, Tym Moss, Lindsay Cherin, Trevor Braun and Nicole Tillman as well as members of Our Youth and TADA!, appeared to high acclaim.

To help promote #KeepKissing as well as the show Homo: the Musical, director Lola Rocknrolla and I decided to give celebrities a chance to KISS for PRIDE.

Check us out:

The incomparable Suze Orman with actor/writer David Artavia (L) and director Lola Rocknrolla (R)


Supermodel Patricia Velasquez


Singer Frenchie Davis

Singer Kimberley Locke with the Gotham Rugby Team

Good Morning America’s Sam Champion
Performer A.J. Shively
Broadway performer Todd Buonopane


Vine Star Jeffrey Marsh with the Gotham Rugby Team

Comedian Jason Stuart

Performer Nathan Lee Graham with the Gotham Rugby Team


The men of the Gotham Rugby Team!


Actress Rachel Lorin
Performers Lindsay Cherin and Trever Braun
Off-Broadway director and filmmaker Lola Rocknrolla
Actor Daniel Quadrino


David Artavia


David is an award-winning journalist and editor at The Advocate, Plus, and Chill magazines. His work also appears at and OutTraveler. He lives in Los Angeles where he lives vicariously through his friends.

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