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.