Christina Aguilera has been named the official headliner of NYC Pride 2023's Pride Island and will be making a grand appearance at the annual Stonewall Day celebration in 2023.
The news was announced on Wednesday, May 3, and fans of the superstar were delighted.
Pride Island is set to take place on Sunday, June 25, at Brooklyn Army Terminal. The event will be held at the end of Pride Week in New York City.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Christina expressed her enthusiasm for the event, saying, "It's going to be another high-energy Pride show – which is my favorite."
The singer took to Instagram to share her excitement about the upcoming event. She wrote, "Excited to announce that I'll be heading back to NYC for another amazing year of celebrating my favorite, PRIDE month!" She added, "Let's come together to celebrate love and positivity!"
Christina Aguilera is well known for her support of the LGBTQ+ community. One fan commented on Instagram, “Christina Aguilera the queen of gays, mother of homosexuality, goddess of the rainbow, the voice of hot people, warrior against the patriarchy, the community's fighter.”
In addition to headlining Pride Island, Christina will also be making a grand appearance at the annual Stonewall Day celebration in 2023. Stonewall Day is a benefit concert that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and is held at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York's West Village.
However, this year the celebration is moving to a new location. The benefit concert will be held at the Public Square & Gardens at Hudson Yards on the West Side. Stonewall Day 2023 is scheduled for June 23, with performances planned from Mila Jam, BETTY, and Mariyea. Angelica Ross will host the event, while Lina Bradford serves as the resident DJ.
Christina shared her excitement about headlining Stonewall Day 2023 with Rolling Stone, stating: "Joining Pride Live and the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to headline Stonewall Day 2023 is a huge honor, and I'm ready to celebrate! This community has supported me so much throughout my career, and I look forward to representing such a historic cause as we all continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights."
Stonewall Day will also be hosted at Hudson Yards in 2024. The move from the historic Stonewall Inn to Hudson Yards has been controversial, but organizers of the event have stated that the new location will allow for a bigger event with more performances and a larger audience.
Christina Aguilera's upcoming appearances at Pride Island and Stonewall Day are highly anticipated by her fans and the LGBTQ+ community. The singer's support of the community is well known, and her participation in these events shows her commitment to the cause. The move of Stonewall Day to a new location has been met with mixed reactions, but the organizers have stated that the new location will allow for a bigger and better event.