Reposted from SDPride.org
San Diego Pride is thrilled to announce that multi-platinum artist, Kesha, will be headlining Saturday night at San Diego’s Pride Music Festival.
Kesha has used her international fame as a platform to educate others about the LGBT community, highlight inequality, and empower others to be themselves unapologetically.
Her 2010 anthem “We R Who We R” was a response to the wave of LGBT teen suicides hitting the media at the time.
“I am beyond excited to perform at San Diego Pride this year. We have come a long way with the equal rights movement, but we have so much more work to do. In my home state of Tennessee they recently passed anti-lgbt legislation – it’s another reminder that groups like Pride are so important, and I’m honored to be part of San Diego Prides event on July 16. I’ll never stop fighting for people who just want to be able to express themselves freely for who they are. ” said Kesha.
“Each year our community volunteers work tirelessly to put on the best event possible, and this year we are honored to bring an advocate and artist of this caliber to San Diego Pride,” said Stephen Whitburn, San Diego Pride executive director.
San Diego’s Pride Music Festival will take place July 16-17, 2016 in Balboa Park, and will include 96 acts across a main stage, Latin stage, Hip Hop stage, and 80’s/90’s stage.
New to the event this year will be a free area called the Rainbow Zone which will house many of Pride’s LGBT serving non-profit organizations that will help connect community members with vital resources such as youth and senior services, women’s health care, HIV testing, sobriety support and more.
Kesha’s first album, Animal, debuted at number one in the United States in 2010. She has two number-one singles, including “We R Who We R” and “Tik Tok,” In 2012, Kesha’s second album, Warrior, brought her eighth top-ten single, “Die Young.” Kesha has been nominated for over 60 awards and has been recognized for her both her musical talent and her LGBT advocacy.