Los Angeles (June 2021): Gritty In Pink is partnering with the LA LGBT Center in
honor of Pride Month with an Instagram livestream fundraiser on Tuesday, June 15 at 6
PM PST/ 9 PM EST on @grittyinpinklife. It will be dedicated to raising awareness and
funds for the center. Gritty In Pink continues their mission of highlighting
female-identifying and non-binary musical voices, and calls to action for important social
issues. The show follows after Gritty in Pink’s two-part Mental Health IG live series,
which were their most successful shows yet with over 3,400 live viewers. This month’s
livestream will be generously sponsored by Mackie, and as well as supporting partners
Guitar Girl Magazine, Owl’s Brew, Pitfire Pizza, Boozy Tea and Drew Martin.
The LA LGBT Center’s mission is to fight the good fight against bigotry and harsh
realities facing the LA LGBTQ+ community. It provides programs, services, and strives
for advocacy that focuses on health, education, social, housing, culture and leadership.
Employing over 800 members that help provide services for the LA LGBTQ+
community, it is one of the largest LGBTQ+ focused organizations in the world.
The show’s lineup includes a range of female artists, dynamic duo Plasma Canvas,
Philly native rapper Whitney Peyton, Tik-Tok star Maya Karli, singer-songwriter Lisa
Heller, supernova songstress Kaleena Zanders, punk band Destroy Boys, Jess
Bowen (drummer for notable acts such as 3OH!3 and Tessa Violet), and will be hosted
by none other than the electrifying Shiragirl with house band musicians Constance
Antoinette, Katie Cole and Lex Wolfe.
Kicking off Pride month, Gritty In Pink announced queer artist Whitney Peyton as their Bandmate of the Month cover star for June, in honor of Pride season. Peyton is a rapper, songwriter and singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the June issue, Peyton discusses the challenges she has faced as a woman and LGBTQ+ artist within the music industry. “I would say being a woman in music has presented me with more challenges than being LGBTQ. Anytime you achieve anything there will always be people who try to downplay your accomplishments by assuming you must have slept with someone to get there.” With her own new label Alpha Howse and hot new single “Give It Gas,” she will be joining the Livestream with a live performance.
Shira Yevin, singer of Shiragirl and Gritty In Pink founder, says: “We are unbelievably
proud to partner with such a pivotal organization as the LA LGBT Center. With so many
Gritty artists identifying as queer and based in the Los Angeles area, there could not be
a more relevant and supportive charity partner for our Pride show!”
Those in the LA area should also mark calendars for Gritty In Pink’s first live
post-pandemic show, a pop-up at Pitfire Pizza NoHo on July 8. From livestreams to live
music, Gritty In Pink is ready for summer 2021!