WEST HOLLYWOOD — She might not want it all, but Kim Petras will perform at LA Pride, the pop singer announced today.
Petras, 25, who identifies as transgender, will perform at the LA Pride Festival on the main stage, also known as the Park Stage, June 9.
“I am so excited to be part of this year’s LA Pride,” Petras said in a press statement. “There is no better place to come together to celebrate diversity, fight for equality, and of course have some FUN, and I can’t wait to see everyone there.”
Petras broke onto the music scene last year with the single “I Don’t Want It All,” a tongue-in-cheek track about spoiled rich girls, which has been streamed almost 7 million times on Spotify.
Her latest song, “Heart to Break,” has accumulated more than 4 million Spotify streams.
Petras, who was born in Cologne, Germany, was known for being one of the youngest people to ever undergo gender confirmation surgery and has spoken about her hope of increasing transgender visibility and becoming a role model for transgender youth.
The two-day festival will take place June 9 from noon to 1 a.m. and June 10 from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. in West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Boulevard — between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue — and in the Pacific Design Center Plaza.
Single tickets are $20, and individual weekend passes are $30.
Advance tickets can be purchased online.
The LA Pride Parade will take place June 10 along Santa Monica Boulevard.
On June 2, Universal Studios will stay open after hours for a special LGBTQ night, “Pride is Universal,” which launched last year in collaboration with Pride.
Christopher Street West, the nonprofit group that produces the annual West Hollywood-based LA Pride Festival and Parade, has said LA Pride has a new theme and campaign that celebrates individuality and the expression of pride, #JustBe.
“Everyone experiences Pride a little bit differently – and we wouldn’t want it any other way because that’s precisely what makes our community tick,” Shayne Thomas, Christopher Street West board member, has said. “#JustBe is a deeply personal invitation for self-expression that, we hope, will empower members of the LGBTQ community – as well as our very important straight allies – to embrace, embody, and express what Pride truly means to them in the rawest, most authentic ways possible.”