Laughing for love

Variety show to benefit Pulse Orlando

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In wake of the recent tragedy in Orlando, LGBT comic/activist Kia Comedy organized a group of queer and allied artists to raise money for the OneOrlando Fund, recently announced as a way to help respond to the needs of Orlando after the shooting. Deeply affected by the deaths of those at the Pulse nightclub — a location that Kia Comedy is deeply familiar with from her time living in Orlando — the group has joined to put on the More Love Less Hate Benefit, proceeds of which will go to efforts to help and heal the people of Orlando, particularly its LGBT and Hispanic communities. Featuring a series of local comedians alongside multiple musical performances, including Blu Mutha, Tyra B, and Steezo Da Champ, the show seeks to bring laughter to a dark time.

Hosted by Diamond Keshawn, editor-in-chief of Raynbow Affair, the benefit will be held at the ILounge. While there is a minimum donation for entry, attendees are encouraged to donate as much as they can, to stand with Orlando and Pulse against anti-LGBT violence. All are welcome.

More Love Less Hate Benefit Show. $10. 8 p.m. Fri., June 24. ILounge Atlanta, 1287 Glenwood Ave, Suite D.