Industry News: GLAAD Hosts Live-Streamed Fundraiser, Annual Her Conference Goes Virtual This Year, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, and More

NATIONAL: On Sunday night, GLAAD hosted "Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone," a live-streamed fundraiser that highlighted the LGBTQ response to COVID-19. Hosted by Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh, the virtual event had appearances from Barbra Streisand, Pete Buttigieg, Rosie O'Donnell, and more; it raised more than $225,000 for CenterLink.

From June 6 to June 13, Her Campus Media will host its annual Her Conference—this year, virtually. Virtual guests can expect keynote speakers such as actress Isabella Gomez, multi-hyphenate artist Alyson Stoner, and Lo Bosworth, founder and CEO of Love Wellness.

CHICAGO: In the wake of COVID-19, NeoCon has launched NeoCon Connect, a digital series of online resources, programming, and events. Virtual guests can expect panel discussions and online social events, as well as product spotlights, exhibitor takeovers, and interviews on social media via Instagram TV.

FORT LAUDERDALE/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale launched a virtual cooking tutorial series, with the first episode of the weekly online event spotlighting Seasons 52 chef Elvis Bravo offering instruction about how to prepare his roasted vegetable gnocchi, during which viewers were able to engage directly during the demonstration with questions and answers about preparation. The next virtual cooking class takes place today at 2 p.m. ET. 

NASHVILLE: The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place in Nashville for the first time in the show's history. The Keith Urban-hosted event on September 16 will be broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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