Pioneering rapper/actress Queen Latifahwill host her first ever headlining LGBT performance this month in Long Beach, California.
Queen Latifah has been tapped to headline the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival, making it the first time the internationally known rapper has officially performed at such an event, anywhere in the world.
â€œFrom Hip-Hop to R&B, Pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation and her concert here will be phenomenal,â€ said Long Beach Pride Festival co-President Pat Crosby. â€œFor her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and the strength of our community.â€
The Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival weekend will include numerous workshops, panels and performances.
LGBT friendly artists like MC Ongina, Evelyn â€œChampagneâ€ King, MC Carlease, and The Village People will also perform during the event.
Queen Latifah will perform at the concert during the 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival on Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 p.m.