Barbra Streisand Encourages Donations for LGBTQ Community Centers Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The 78-year-old Oscar and Grammy winner makes a special appearance on GLAAD's 'Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone' that also features performances from Kesha, Melissa Etheridge and many others.

AceShowbiz - Barbra Streisand shared an encouraging message of support to LGBTQ+ fans amid the coronavirus crisis during an appearance on GLAAD's "Together In Pride: You are Not Alone" livestream.

The 78-year-old Oscar and Grammy winner made a special appearance during the event on Sunday night, April 26, where she highlighted the need for funds to operate local LGBTQ+ community centers.

"Hi everyone, it's Barbra Streisand and I am so thrilled that GLAAD's 'Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone' event is happening tonight to raise much-needed funds to support local LGBTQ community centres all over the country who are being seriously affected by COVID-19," she said.

"If these community centers had to close their doors that means that LGBTQ kids may not have a meal, it means they may not have a place to go and it also means they won't have the support that so many of these facilities need to help them find a job and be successful," Barbra continued. "I know that times are tough but I really hope you'll help save these organisations… give as you can, every bit helps."

Hosted by Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh, the nearly two-hour event featured star-studded performances from acts including Ke$ha and Melissa Etheridge, as well as special guest appearances from stars including Mj Rodriguez, Sean Hayes, Kathy Griffin and Tatiana Maslany.

When WENN went to press, the event had raised a total of $17,040 (£13,699) for CenterLink - a coalition of LGBTQ+ resource centers across the U.S.

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