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Madonna Premieres โ€˜No Fear, Courage, Resistโ€™ at Times Square for Pride Weekend

Thereโ€™s no brighter tourist destination than Times Square, and no bigger pop star than Madonna.

So it made sense for the Queen of Pop to use the famous Manhattan intersection on Thursday night (June 24) to premiere her โ€œNo fear, Courage, Resistโ€ video.

The Pride Weekend-themed video was filmed with Ricardo Gomes, and it flashed up on the big screens of Times Square for the world to see.

The Queen of Pop teased the big show. โ€œTonight is not just a party to kick off Pride Weekend,โ€ she wrote on Instagram. At 10pm and midnight in Times Square, she continued, โ€œyou can watch a special video made by ME! Donโ€™t miss it! Letโ€™s POP the cheery on Pride with a bang."

The pop legend is also auctioning a selection of sexy Polaroids, proceeds from which benefit The Ali Forney Center, Haus of Us, and The Door, three NYC-based organizations dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth.

From Billboard.com


Madonna Marks Pride Weekend With a NYC Club Performance & Auction

Happy Pride indeed! Madonna helped kick off New York's Pride weekend with a surprise performance during The Standard's re-opening bash Pride x Boom on Thursday (June 24).

Madonna's set, which took place in the Boom Boom Room, featured the Queen of Pop performing "Hung Up" and "I Don't Search I Find" off Confessions on a Dance Floor and Madame X, respectively, from atop the bar for a crowd packed with bold-faced names. Among the attendees were Lance Bass, Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Indya Moore, Adam Lambert, Jon Batiste, Zachary Quinto and many more.

According to the press release, after her brief set, Madonna auctioned off three Polaroids that were snapped by the star and Ricardo Gomes at her New York home in June. The images are framed and signed by the seven-time Grammy winner, and benefit The Ali Forney Center and Haus of Us. Bids are being accepted here.

Also Thursday night, Madge premiered her new video "No Fear, Courage, Resist" video on the giant screens of Times Square. Ahead of its release, she teased on Instagram, "Tonight is not just a party to kick off Pride Weekend. At 10p and Midnight in Times Square, you can watch a special video made By ME! Don't miss it! Let's POP the cherry on Pride With a Bang!"

From Billboard.com


Tonight is not just a party to kick off PrideWeekend

Tonight is not just a party to kick off PrideWeekend ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’˜๐ŸŒˆ!

At 10pm and Midnight in Times Square you can watch a special video made By ME!
Donโ€™t miss it! Lets POP the cherry on Pride
With a Bang! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Please come to party prepared to bid on 3 brand new Polaroids to support the Ali ForneyCentre and Haus of US auctioned off by yours truly!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

We are here to celebrate our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters, support some amazing Queer initiatives, declare Pride NY weekend open and the return of NYC. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ—ฝ #pride