Monday, May 16, 2022
“PFLAG Parent Day” Announces Special Guests Including Busy Philipps, Chef Melissa King, Harvey Guillén, Ramin Karimloo and More
As a virtual event, PFLAG Parent Day makes it possible for supporters of LGBTQ+ people to connect, be entertained, and get inspired no matter where they live. The event begins at 2PM ET // 11AM PT at PFLAG.org/ParentDay and offers supporters the opportunity to donate to PFLAG National’s life-saving programs that provide support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people, families and allies across the country.
The event will be hosted by Matt Doyle, 2022 Tony Award-nominated star of the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company and will also feature a special award presentation of the Betty DeGeneres Advocate Award to actor and longtime advocate Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Newly announced speakers and performers include: Avi Roque (Disney’s The Owl House), Frankie A. Rodriguez and Joe Serafini from Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and pop musician Madison Rose.
In addition to these newly added special guests, PFLAG Parent Day’s lineup will include Big Freedia (rapper), Cody Rigsby (Peloton Instructor and Dancing With the Stars alum), iconic actor George Takei, Hayley Kiyoko (award-winning musician), Tony-winning producer Jordan Roth (Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Hadestown) & Richie Jackson (author of Gay Like Me), electronic pop band MUNA, Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated writer/director/producer Steven Canals (FX’s Pose), Tommy DiDario (TV host and lifestyle contributor), actor Torian Miller (Hulu’s Fire Island), cast members from Hulu’s Love, Victor and more.
PFLAG Parent Day is executive produced by Philip D’Amour, a seasoned producer with over 20 years of experience in entertainment, with credits including the White House Correspondents Dinner, NAACP Image Awards, 2020 Democratic National Convention, as well as Celebrating America: 2021 Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“It’s an honor to work with the PFLAG National team, along with PFLAG families, LGBTQ+ community members and allies to put together such an important and inspiring event,” said D’Amour. “PFLAG Parent Day empowers advocates everywhere to be able to join together virtually to support, celebrate and embrace LGBTQ+ loved ones and I look forward to bringing it to life this Sunday.”