Join an International Cast of Historians, Performers, and Fans for a LIVE Broadcast Honoring Two Icons from LGBTQ Music/History: Freddie Mercury and Sylvester. Be on hand when their Bronze Memorials are inducted onto The Legacy Walk Historic Landmark Outdoor LGBTQ Museum. This online event will feature Broadway sensation Anthony Wayne (star of "Mighty Real: The Sylvester Musical"), Dr. Joshua Gamson (Sylvester's biographer), Lesley-Ann Jones (author of "Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury") Legacy Project Co-Founder Victor Salvo - and many other speakers from all over the world - plus video clip montages, tribute performances, celebrity guests, and a Live Reveal Ceremony from the site of the Legacy Walk in Chicago. $25 Ticket cost goes to support the Legacy Project’s ongoing work to build the new LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum in Illinois. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Sponsored by (list in formation) Stoli Group USA (Presenting Partner) and Molson-Coors (Gold Level).
FREDDIE MERCURY (2020 Inductee)
Gay Rock 'n' Roll Superstar who, together with his immortal band QUEEN, transformed contemporary music. To learn more about this trailblazer click HERE.
SYLVESTER (2020 Inductee)
Gay icon and vocal sensation Sylvester James, through his Gender-Non-Conforming personae - "SYLVESTER" - rose to the pinnacle of stardom in the Disco Dance Era. To learn more about this trailblazer click HERE.
JOJO ALSBERRY (Emcee)
Jojo hails from Normal, IL and has been a professional dancer, choreographer, director, and educator for the last two decades. A graduate of the Chicago Academy for the Arts and Juilliard, he serves as Artistic Liaison for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
LESLEY-ANN JONES (Author and Music Historian)
Biographer and Music Historian Lesley-Ann Jones is the acclaimed author of Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury. She will be will be joining us from her home in London.
ANTHONY WAYNE (Broadway Star)
Broadway sensation, Anthony Wayne, who portrayed SYLVESTER on Broadway in “MIGHTY REAL: The Sylvester Musical” will be joining us from New York with a tribute performance.
JOSHUA GAMSON (Author and Historian)
Dr. Joshua Gamson, of the University of San Francisco, is the author of The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The Music, The Seventies in San Francisco. He will be joining us from his home in Oakland, CA.