***Please note all RA ticketing fees will be donated to the below initiatives***
Pride 2020: The Sound of New York
A 57 hour dance-a-thon fundraiser via The Lot Radio
Pride started with a riot, the first brick to fuel the movement was thrown by our black trans sister Marsha P. Johnson. Because of her, throughout the years, Pride has been a time to get together and celebrate the fight for equal rights, the family we lost to HIV/AIDS, and being seen in the streets amongst other things. This year, we have the opportunity for community driven efforts away from the corporitization of pride and we must align with our Black Queer/Trans sisters and brothers and not only look at racism within the LGBTQI+ community, but also help amplify their voice (in this case with a beat) in their struggles for equality.
Pride and dancing go hand in hand, and with clubs closed around the world, we wanted to take this moment to highlight the colorful New York LGBTQI+ dance music community with a 57 hour dance-a-thon with fundraising efforts geared toward Black Trans/Queer orgs. Via The Lot Radio we'll soundtrack your weekend whether it be a park hang, a BBQ, a small gathering with friends, or a protest. All we ask for in return is a donation (info below) which will be split between The Okra Project, Black Trans Travel Fund, For the Gworls, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, Trans Women of Color Survival Fund, G.L.I.T.S. Inc., New Alternatives and some of the streaming artists that need financial assistance due to the nightlife economy being shut down.
HOW TO SUPPORT
All donations through RA and during the stream on The Lot Radio will be given to the charities listed above
In advance of the stream until it's completion you can buy a donation ticket on RA (all ticket fees donated as well)
Resident Advisor Tickets
During the stream you can also donate via The Lot Radio:
Credit Card/Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=M87jRdTeFoU87bqSxszbQkWi5Ljq-Ox_VUwE-DJmlTngDxMF9ozaTV1NYK_QeZREa2iFxW&country.x=US&locale.x=US
HOW TO TUNE IN
The best audio/video quality is directly on thelotradio.com Using Safari, Firefox or Chrome
On the go, people can indeed use the free iPhone/iPad app via the app store
For Sonos and other connected speakers, The Lot Radio can be found on TuneIn.
On Apple TV people just need to AirPlay to it via the iPhone app or via their computer.
A special thanks to Good Room, Elsewhere, The Lot Radio and RA for their help in making this happen.