‘Nadine, Together With Us’ virtual concert gives tribute to drag queens, elderly gays

LionhearTVJune 24, 2021

MANILA (June 2021)—Nadine Lustre and TaskUs collaborate to stage the virtual concert “Nadine, Together With Us” which aims to raise funds to support displaced drag artists and the elderly gay community.

The virtual concert will be streamed via the official TaskUs PH Facebook page on Monday, June 28, at 6:30 PM. Twenty lucky TaskUs employees and fans will also get the chance to meet and greet Lustre virtually after the concert.

Lustre will be joined on stage by some members of the drag community, which has been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic when performance venues—which served as “safe spaces” to many Filipino queer folk—had halted operations.

A loud and proud ally of the rainbow community, Lustre is anticipated to perform some of her latest songs in the digital event, particularly “White Rabbit,” “Seconds,” “Dance with Danger,” “Glow,” and “Ivory” together with famous Pinay drag queens Vinas DeLuxe, Lady Gagita, and Andy Crocker.

“I have always admired drag queens and the level of artistry that they put into every look and act. It’s an art that only drag queens can pull off, so to lose them in the scene is also to lose a unique art form,” said Lustre.

“I am very proud to be part of a cause and help amplify the voices of our queer community. To all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, I want you to know that you are loved and valued.”

The event will also raise funds for the Home for the Golden Gays Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support and care for elderly LGBTQIA+ people. Interested donors may donate to:

BPI Family Savings Bank

The Home for the Golden Gays Foundation was founded in the 1970s by then Filipino LGBTQIA+ rights activist Justo Justo, who also prompted the beginning of national discourses about important issues of the rainbow community.

“The Golden Gays were our forerunners. Many of them were already doing drag even before it became mainstream. They were also one of the first organizations to stand and speak up for our rights. So when we found out that this concert is also to raise funds for them, we immediately got on-board,” Vinas DeLuxe shared.

“We want to raise awareness that this pandemic has also affected two vulnerable sectors of society––the elderly and LGBTQIA+ community. And with the Golden Gays, these two sectors intersect.”

TaskUs, the leading tech-enabled business services company delivering Digital CX, AI Operations, Content Security, and Consulting to the world’s most innovative companies, has always been proud of its diverse and inclusive culture and employee programs.

It has long been providing healthcare benefits to LGBTQIA+ partners, access to healthcare and insurance services for employees living with HIV, encouraging their employees to use their preferred pronouns in both formal and informal settings, and having gender-inclusive restrooms and sleeping quarters. TaskUs also has an employee resource group that is focused on creating programs, organizing awareness and education events, and helping leadership craft policies related to diversity and inclusion.

“At TaskUs, our people always come first. And this means striving hard to make all our sites—including our upgraded site in Batangas—a safe space for our employees to celebrate their true selves,” said Dan Nacarato, TaskUs Senior Vice President and Head for Southeast Asia. “We are very excited to have this virtual event to help amplify our support to our teammates and the larger LGBTQIA+ community.”

TaskUs has nine sites in the Philippines: Quezon City, Taguig, Pampanga, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, La Union, Bohol, and Batangas, which is set to move into a new facility in Batangas City later this year.

Exciting available roles in Lizzy’s Lagoon (Batangas) and other TaskUs sites may be found here.

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