“I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto,” and you don’t have to be in New York City for the eighth annual, Night of A Thousand Judys – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest agency dedicated to helping LGBTQ homeless youth.
“a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert”
— The Wall Street Journal
Written and hosted by Justin Sayre, the yearly concert honoring the iconic, Judy Garland has played to sold-out house since it began. This time, there is room for everyone when it’s presented as a streaming online event Tuesday, July 14th at 8:00 PM Eastern.
Performers will include Lena Hall (Tony winner for Hedwig), Natalie Douglas (12x MAC Winner), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, “LA to Vegas”), Adam Pascal (Rent), Beth Malone (Fun Home), Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), George Salazar (Be More Chill), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), T. Oliver Reid (Hadestown), Jessica Vosk (Wicked), Spencer Day (#1 Billboard artist), Bright Light Bright Light (Elton John, Cher), with others to be added.
Watch the concert and donate to the cause at ThousandJudys.com.
“We are in a historical moment,” says Justin. “A moment when people too long unheard, undervalued and underrepresented are demanding justice. We are speaking out for justice, and while our ire and our disgust at the abuses of the police is reaching a fevered pitch, we must remember that the fight for justice is a fight on multiple fronts. We must never forget that in New York, homeless LGBTQ youth are deeply at risk, and many of these brave young people are people of color. We are here to support this community at risk.”
The Ali Forney Center is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 65,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program. AFC’s goal is to provide them with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives.
Support the lifesaving work of the Ali Forney Center by donating HERE
Night of a Thousand Judys
Written and Hosted by Justin Sayre
Tracy Stark as Music Director
Produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen
Dan Fortune, Executive Producer